Finding a Good Horse Shipper

Characteristics of a good horse shipper:

  •        Disinfection of the trailer after transporting every horse.
  •        How often do you stop? A good shipper should stop every three to four hours.
  •        During stops, horses are allowed to regain their legs by standing still/resting for 40 minutes or so.
  •        Fresh water is offered during stops
  •        Well insured individual and for their transport
  •        Easy access to medical kit on his trailer.
  •        Horse savvy with years of experience.
  •        Shippers will understand and have the experience to put your horse in a box stall if needed.
  •        When hauled in a box stall the horses should not have a halter on.
  •        Trailers should be free of anything that could be dangerous to the horse
  •        Horses are tied so that horse's head is positioned to breathe properly but not too loosely to be a danger to himself.
  •        Horses should be sent to their new home with hay & grain, which they are used to eating.