What is horse hauling?
When the horses are moved from one place to another in horse boxes the process is known as horse hauling. In today’s world all the premium horse hauling companies incorporates a lot of modern facilities in their horse boxes so that the horses can be transported with utmost care and safety. Depending on the various amenities provided the horse hauling rates also varies.
Checklist for long distance hauling
Hauling the horses for a long distance becomes very stressful for them. But being a horse hauler myself;I always see to it that I practice the following:
Seeing to it that the brakes are operating properly including the emergency brakes.
All the lights are working.
Whether the vents and windows are opening and closing properly.
The pressures of the tires are adjusted, including the spare tire.
There is enough supply of water and hay on board.
Checking the horse’s overall health.
Carrying on board other items like buckets, fire extinguishers, bedding etc.
Making proper accommodations for the horses in comfortable and hygienic stables in case of long distance travelling.
Different ways to curtail the horse hauling rates
Though the horse hauling rates varies on a lot of factors still for a distance ranging from a minimum of 10 miles to 5000 kilometers the approximate cost for the two common modes of transport are as follows:
a) Self-owned trailer– The approximate cost ranges from $2.50 to $3050.
b) Rented trailer – The cost in this case is roughly $52.50 to $ 3350.
There are a few ways to curtail the rates which I would suggest are travelling in off-season, transporting many horses at a time, booking the trip in advance, renting on weekends etc.
Whatever distances the horse travels the moment they board the horse boxes they need to be taken good care. If the following precautions are followed, then the horses will definitely enjoy a safe trip.