The truck in question:
1996 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4
4:10 gears auto 4l80e auto transmission. 5.7 vortex
The trailer load in question:
one horse (~1100 lbs)
water, some tack, hay for the trip
2 horse trailer, hopefully aluminum (not yet selected)
What I’ve been able to research so far says it does. It does have some rust damage in rockers, cab corners, and bottoms of the doors - but does not appear to be a lot. I would not be hauling often at all, and I don’t mind if the truck doesn’t last a long long time. The truck is already installed with a towing package and has a hideaway ball in the bed.