- Do you have experienced horse people driving your horse floats?
We employ horse men and women so your horse gets the best care and attention throughout its journey.
- Do your horse floats have air conditioning?
No. Horses do not travel well with air conditioning long distance. We have fans that circulate fresh air throughout the float.
- Do you feed and water the horses?
Yes we do. The horses are fed and watered every 4 hours.
- Do you do small jobs (eg. one horse)?
Yes we do. We can transport one horse or a large number of horses at any one time.
- Do the horses travel well long distance on the trucks?
Yes they do. All our trucks are on air bag suspension and have soft rubber flooring to give the smoothest ride possible. Our floors also have drainage so the horses are not standing in their urine for any period of time.
Tips before Travel
- Have your horse shod or trimmed at least 10 days beforehand to insure your horses are not foot sore, as this can lead to Laminitis before travel.
- Decrease high protein diets and increase roughage.
- Decrease heavy work load, but continue with light work to help prevent horse being overexcited during travel.
- Make sure your horse is an ideal weight.
- Overweight puts strain on tendons and joints.
- Underweight and the horse will lose too much condition.
- If your horse is young or unused to travel, try to get him used to being led up a ramp and standing in a stall.
- Horses travel better without bandages and boots.
- All our bays are spacious and have rubber paneling to prevent injury.
- If it is cool our drivers will rug the horses during rest stops.
- Mares and foals travel together in a large bay so foals can suckle regularly.
- Mares heavily in foal may require a larger bay.
- Stallions are separated from all other horses.
- Allow your horse paddock exercise to loosen stiff muscles.
- Give access to plenty of water as horses often dehydrate during travel due to stress.
- Watch appetite closely. Introduce work slowly to allow stiff muscles to relax.
- Feed your horse from ground level for a few days so his lungs will clear out after having his head up for a long period of time during the journey.
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