Transport & Equipment

Kevan Garecki, horse trailer safety, safe horse transport, horse care

The need for safe driving should always be preeminent, even more so when we have precious cargo on board. Keep in mind that there is nothing in a horse’s instinctual response mechanism that will help him in the event of a crash; this makes us wholly responsible for our horses’ welfare.

Choosing the Right Tractor

By Ray Ford - When inspiration struck, Ross Johnson was tossing shovelfuls of earth from a ditch. “I was wet. I was cold,” recalls Johnson, co-owner of a small horse farm near Saanich, BC. “And I was thinking: ‘you know, a tractor with a backhoe would really be a handy thing’.”

Transporting Horses with Fractures, Washington State University, horse veterinary, signs of fracture horses, sudden horse lameness, stabilize broken horse leg, horse care

Several types of fractures and injuries that doomed a horse in the past may be repaired today due to advances in veterinary medicine and surgery. One of the most important factors for a successful outcome from such an incident is what happens before a horse arrives at a veterinary medical center for treatment.

horse trailer accident liability

By Karen Weslowski - A horse is not considered a “passenger” but rather “cargo”. Your horses should be insured appropriately under an All Risk Mortality or Specified or Named Perils policy. Contact a knowledgeable insurance broker for more information on these types of policies.

Horse Trailer Loading Troubles

By Will Clinging - If you have ever owned a horse that had difficulties loading you know how determined a horse can be to not get in the trailer. It is easy to accuse the horse of being stubborn or obstinate, or we can make excuses for them, especially if they have ever been hurt or scared in a trailer. Unfortunately, sympathy will get you about as far as being frustrated will — basically nowhere.

commercial horse hauling, professional horse haulers, hauling horses, horse trailer, haul client's horse, haul boarder's horse

There are a number of considerations when dealing with “heavy trailers,” which is how most horse rigs are classified, not the least of which is how the vehicles and drivers are licensed.

Above all else, a carrier must first be a “horse person.” It’s one thing to be a good driver, but that is of little comfort if someone lacks the confidence and understanding to properly care for your horse. This type of experience is not always easy to detect, but there are a few traits that typify a seasoned handler.