Featherlite 8581 Gooseneck Horse Trailer – Sanders Farm Ocala Florida

Sanders Farm Ocala Featherlite 8581 Gooseneck Horse Trailer

The Featherlite Model 8581 horse trailer living quarters may make your horse wish it walked on two legs. Thanks to Featherlite’s partnership with Sierra Interiors, all the comforts of home can go into our horse trailers’ living quarters from microwave ovens to flat screen TVs. If that isn’t enough to make you want to live out of your horse trailer, we also offer countless options on appliances, upholstery, cabinets and much more. Live in luxury wherever you travel in Featherlite’s Model 8581! And be sure to check out the Featherlite Country Estate luxury horse trailer!


  • 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6-horse
  • Slant load
  • 8′ wide & 7’6″ tall
  • Various living quarters floorplans
  • White .040 lining above rubber on walls


Hitch Type Gooseneck
Load Type Slant
Trailer Width 8′ 0″
Trailer Length Ranges from 15′ 0″ to 40′ 9″
Horse Stalls 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6-horse
Stall Width 40″
Dressing Room Size Optional to have dressing room in lieu of living quarters
Inside Height 7′ 6″
Exterior Sides White .040 aluminum exterior sheets with bottom “Wave” side panels ; Stainless steel front sheets and front corners
Rear Doors Double rear doors with windows, pressure latch and removable post
Escape Doors Side unload door in front of first horse with nylon strap (not available on 2H); 24″ walk through door between dressing room and horse area
Windows Drop down feed door with drop down bars in front of each horse; 34 1/4″ x 22″ window with bars behind each horse
Tack Area Folding rear tack wall lined on one side
Living Quarters Yes – See Living Quarters tab
Stall Dividers Slant stall dividers with shoulder separator and spring-loaded slam latch
Weight For the weight of this particular model, please download and reference Trailer Weight Index for Model 8581.
Warranty 10-year limited structural warranty; 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. Transferable warranty** available on qualified trailers. See warranty page or dealer for more info.
While the Featherlite Model 8581 is a slant load horse trailer that can be configured to hold 2 to 6 horses, its biggest draw is its living quarters area. The trailer measures 8’ wide with unlimited horse area/living quarters size configurations from 4′ to 25′. The horse area contains 3/4” thick rubber mats on the floor with rubber on the bottom half of the walls.

Additional Features & Benefits

Saddle Rack: Adjustable saddle rack with blanket bar for each horse mounted on removable post

Rubber & Lining on Walls: Rubber up 48″ on wall behind horses & up 44″ on wall in front of horses; Area around windows lined in white; White .040 aluminum lining on ceiling and 3/4″ ceiling insulation

Floor Mats: 3/4″ rubber mats in horse area

Roof Vents: One pop-up roof vent per horse

Dome Lights: Dome light in horse area and tack area (additional ones in 4H-6H)

Tie Rings: Five inside tie rings per horse & 1 outside tie ring per horse

Axles: Two rubber torsion axles with electric brakes / 7000# or 8000# depending on size of living quarters and qty. of stalls; E-Z Lube axles standard

Tire/Rim: 16″ 8-hole silver modular wheels (Qty: 4) with 7K or 8K axles; 7000# axles = ST235/80R16 Load Range E tires; 8000# axles = LT235/85R16 Load Range G tires; Goodyear tires standard

Exterior Lights:  LED clearance lights (Qty: 16) and 4 wraparound LED stop/turn lights

Tapered Gooseneck: Standard


Horse trailer 2" stall pads
2” Thick Stall Pads – Featherlite’s optional stall pads are now 2” thick. This provides even more cushion, protection and safety for horses during travel.
 Horse trailer saddle rack
Air Flo Saddle Rack – An Air Flo saddle rack, designed with aluminum piping, is optional in your horse trailer.
 Horse trailer aluminum wheels
Aluminum Wheels – Stylish aluminum wheels are optional on your horse trailer. Color choices include dark grey or silver.
Featherlite Country Estate luxury horse trailer
Country Estate – Expand your living quarters up to lengths of 53-ft. with the Featherlite PerfectFit System. Contact your dealer about owning your own luxurious ‘Country Estate’
Bumper pull trailer with dual side sheets
Dual & Tri-Colored Exterior Side Sheets – Stylish dual and tri-colored side sheets are available on Featherlite horse trailers. Various color choices available.
 Landing gear on horse trailer
Electric Assist Landing Gear – Make stabilizing the trailer easier with an electric assist for the landing gear.
Horse trailers firm mat flooring
Firm-mat Flooring – Featherlite’s Firm-mat flooring completely seals your trailer’s floor and provides a padded, slip resistant surface that is impervious to liquids and eliminates the need for rubber mats.
Horse trailers load light options
Halogen Load Light with Switch – 12-volt halogen load light with switch makes loading easier. Available in multiple quantities.
 Horse trailers LED strip lighting
Interior L.E.D. Strip Lighting – Stylish L.E.D. interior strip lighting makes the horse area brighter.
Keyless entry option in Featherlite horse trailers
Keyless Entry – Gain entry to the doors of your Featherlite horse trailer with an optional electronic key touchpad.
 Horse trailer LED load light
LED Lights Under Awning – Optional LED lights installed under a trailer awning create a welcoming atmosphere for get-togethers at horse events.
 Horse trailer LED load light
LED Load Light – For a smaller, more aesthetically pleasing choice, an LED load light is optional.
 Horse trailer outside room option
Outside Room – Extend the space of any Featherlite trailer with an outdoor awning room/tent. The added space is great for entertaining or hospitality purposes.
Painted roof rail on combo trailers
Painted Roof Rail – dd an extra stylish touch to your horse trailer with a painted roof rail. Various colors available including black, red and yellow, as shown here.
 Horse trailers polished wave panels
Polished ‘Wave’ Side Panels – Add ‘wow’ to your horse trailer with polished ‘wave’ side panels.
 Horse trailers painted roof rail
Painted Wave Side Panels – Durable painted aluminum wave panels are available on Featherlite horse trailers. Make your Featherlite trailer stand out in the crowd!
 Horse trailers raised hay rack
Raised Hay Rack – add a raised 6′ long hay rack with ladder to your horse trailer.
Rear Ramp Behind Double Doors – Add a fold up rear ramp behind the horse trailer’s double doors to make loading easier for those horses who need it.
 Horse trailer remote control load light
Remote Control Load Light – A convenient optional remote control load light is now available. You can easily position the light wherever needed to help with maneuvering your trailer or unloading at night.
Horse trailer with removable divider
Removable Bottom Half Divider – The removable bottom half divider is popular with horse owners wanting to create a makeshift tack area with one of the trailer’s horse stalls.
 S-drop on gooseneck trailer
S-Drop Enclosure – For enclosing the contents at the front of your trailer, an optional s-drop enclosure is available. Available with hinged doors or a rollup door.
Horse trailer with stainless steel wrap
Stainless Steel Wrap Around Trailer – Enhance your horse trailer’s exterior with a stainless steel wrap up 24” on the trailer.
 Featherlite swing-out saddle rack option
Swing Out Saddle Rack – A swing out saddle rack makes accessing saddles easier.
 Telescoping ladder option on Featherlite horse trailers
Telescoping Ladder – The telescoping ladder option makes climbing up and accessing the hay rack much easier as it conveniently stores on the side of the trailer when not in use.
 Horse trailer wireless camera
Wireless Backup Camera – To make maneuvering your horse trailer easier and safer, an optional camera on the rear of the trailer is available. This camera features no wires or cables and is easy to install.
 Car trailer wireless camera option
Wireless Brake Controller – An optional wireless brake controller eliminates the need to physically install a brake controller in each tow vehicle that pulls your trailer. Option is available through the Featherlite Parts Department.
 Wireless horse trailer remote
Wireless Living Quarters Remote – An optional multifunction touch screen wireless remote is now available to make operating your living quarters horse trailer easier and more convenient.


LQ Size: Many sizes available. 2-horse, 3-horse and 4-horse = 4′ 4″ to 23′ 5″; 5 horse = 4′ 4″ to 16′ 5″; 6 horse = 4′ 4″ to 12′ 5″. 4′ and 6′ floorplans also available with Show, Family or Utility packages.

Air Conditioner: 13,500 BTU air conditioner (8′ LQs and larger)

Fresh Water Tank: 6′ LQ and larger = 38 gallon; 4′ LQ = 30 gallon

Furnace: 6′ LQ and larger = 16,000 BTU; 4′ LQ = 7,000 BTU heat strip in the A/C

Water Heater: 6′ LQ and larger = 6 gallon gas (DSI); 4′ LQ = 6 gallon gas (non auto light)

Cooking Surface: 6′ LQ and larger = .9 cubic foot microwave, lighted/vented range hood & 2 burner stove with lid; 4′ LQ = prepped for microwave

Refrigerator: 14′ LQs and larger = 8 cu. ft.; 10′ to 13′ LQs = 6 cu. ft.; 8′ and 9′ LQs = 3 cu. ft.; 4′ LQ = 2.7 cu. ft.; Upgrades up to 12 cu. ft. available

Pull-out Pantry: Standard on 14′ Pkg. A, C & D and 15′ Pkg. C, E, F & G

Dinette: Dinette is standard in most floor plans with sofa optional; 4′ LQ = Boot box; 6′ Pkg. B = Bench seat; 6′ Pkg. A, 12′ Pkg. C, 17′ & 18′ LQ = Sofa; 14′ Pkg. B, 15′ Pkg. B, E & F, 16′ Pkg. B & D & 20′ = Both dinette and sofa

Additional Seating: 15′ Pkg. C, 17′ & 23′ LQ = Barrel chair; 14′ Pkg. D, 15′ Pkg. E & G, 16′ Pkg. D, 17′, 18′ and 23′ LQs = Bar stools

Mattress: 6′ LQ and larger = Queen; 4′ LQ = Double

Additional Sleeping: 15′ Pkg. A, 16′ Pkg. A & C, 18′ and 20′ LQs = Bunk beds; 23′ LQ = Additional bed

Shower: 8′ LQ and larger = shower with glass door (some floor plans feature neo-angle shower or radius front neo-angle shower); 6′ Pkg. A = shower pan with surround, glass door; 6′ Pkg. B = 24 x 32″ shower; 4′ LQ = shower/toilet combo with curtain

Entertainment System: 8′ LQ and larger = AM/FM/CD system with inside and outside speakers; TV antenna with booster

Slideout: Slideout with 10′ Pkg. C, 12′ Pkg. E & F, 13′ Pkg. E, 14′ Pkg. D, 15′ Pkg. E & F, 16′ Pkg. C & D, 17′ 18′ & 20′ LQs; 23′ LQ = Double slideout

Note: Check with dealer for most-up-to-date specifications on Featherlite living quarters.


See dealer for full selection of features and options.


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