The buyer is responsible as you hired the 'transporter' and I use those terms in the loosest way!
A youngster that has not travelled extensively should be put in a foal box 3m sq and transported like that not in a tinpot!
Just because the breeder got the youngster used to walking in and out a...
Unless you have a huge pot of money to crack on through the courts as that what it will take, I would not.
Toe dragging and the fact being lazy I personally would have sent the horse back.
You accepted the vets decision on the day and sadly it has not paid off
I take it you did not have loss...
The BARTA report last year although not in great detail showed the massive gap in horse box safety of the rear facing breast bar 2 box and how these incidents happened.
Horse box design is of paramount importance.
If you look at Henning Horseboxes on FB you will see 3 videos of a 'rear facing...
A professional transport company would travel them loose in a foal box - safest thing to do. All partitions removed to make a full height travelling stable. Shavings on the floor so soak up wee and wet poo and the inevitable 'box walking' and haylage on the floor.
Gillies never travel with...
Would not touch equitrek with a barge pole!!!
Their trailers seem to be held together with velcro and sticky tape looking at all the ones that have fallen apart on HH
I have got oakleys and would not change
Go back to oakley! They maybe able to part ex your 7.5t for something bigger
CCTV a great idea!
We have coursers here! Came back from a colic trip and used a back road and found a brown old izuzu without a number plate - handy of course, complete with 2 men and one at the back clambering over the fences very quickly with 2 white whippet/lurchers under the arms
Like others have said!!!!!
Driving for the first time is very very nerve wracking for the best of us!
No one has mentioned have you got equine breakdown recovery! It is no good just having AA or RAC for the tow vehicle as they will only touch the car and leave the trailer with the horse...
Anything over 100 miles I would consider a reasonable journey ie 2 hours
Ensure your EQUINE breakdown recovery is up to date we use Equine Rescue Services who are excellent and will look after the horse all the way.
Carry water, feed, haylage and horse pjs just in case!!!!
Ensure all tyres...
Equine Rescue Services all the way for recovering you and your horse in separate horse transport and your trailer and stricken vehicle goes off on the wrecker.
Cannot recommend them highly enough!
As for insurance NFU are brilliant but you do need to have more...
You cannot get any better than Equine Rescue Services.
Dedicated control room with people that actually KNOW about horses. Helpful and always on the phone checking everything is happening for you.
Fresh horse transport to take your horse home
Cannot fault them
There is no AIR FLOW in the 7.5t!
Kicking just to say hurry up mum is not really anything to get worried about.
You need a lot of movement of air and the only way this can be done is to travel 45mph to 55mph.
The fact he loaded perfectly and travelled well apart from being TOO HOT
www.equinerescue.co.uk will look after your breakdown side
Do not leave home without it!
Find tack lockers take TOO much room! Good old saddle racks are fine but also get saddle covers, bridle bags and show clothes bags too the all in ones that hold boots, hat and jackets!
I am always...
Devil's Horsemen were looking for someone at their base at Mursely in Bucks near Milton Keynes.
Like others have said you have to be a super fit awesome horse rider!
I have several friends in the Devils Horsemen and most of them have done it for donkeys and their families have all followed in...
It might be just as others have suggested horse may need a salt lick those lava ones are brilliant as are the large Rockies Chelated.
To see how much sand your horse is actually ingesting - get some poo and stick in a jar, put water in and shake vigorously (ensure lid is TIGHT) and leave for a...
There are only 2 companies worth recommedations
PRP/OHTO and Equine Rescue Services
These are the only 2 I would recommend for anyone to be with
DO carry a spare, in the rare event they do not have your tyre size your spare will suffice.
I did not know Sam personally only what she put on HHO
My thoughts and prayers are going to who she left behind
SO sorry to hear this devastating news and brings home to us the dangers of our beloved horses and the risks we take every day.
Even though the police are taking this seriously, you need to go further!
Report to DVSA as Team Jackets suggest professionals and there is no operators licence in the windows.
There is no justification for driving like that in a vehicle that can quite easily kill anyone due to its' size and...
Equine Rescue Services will cover your breakdown for your trailer even with AA or RAC or any other provider
You just have to call them up and they will recover your horses for you!
5***** service and cannot fault them at all
Not heard of them personally, but this is not to mean anything especially with companies sprouting up all over on FB without getting a website nowadays.
What size lorry?
Obviously the big names are heard of John Parker, Eric Gillie, Julie Magnus etc who use large lorry's built for the job...
Oh dear not good always a shame when just a few spoil it!
Other than the suggestions above we name our bully's!!!
We have Hitler, Inspector Gadget and the latest one matron aka self appointed yard manager!!!
None of them are any good but they all live up to their names!!!!
My pony has been EMS for 7 years now
He's on 15 so 8 in the morning and 7 in the evening. I crush them up and dissolve them in no sugar juice as he is on them for life and I don't want to 'poison' his handfull of chaff
He's on high protein haylage and he's great!
He did finally test positive...
Monshall retirement livery highly recommended
Always post pics of horses morning and evening on their FB page as well
Organic Farm as well
And a Caravan to have a holiday down there as well
When you insured your trailer they should have asked you about breakdown recovery!!!
Call them up and ask as this would be the cheapest!
However if you have got normal breakdown for the vehicle whether it be green flag, aa, rac etc then you just need an add on with Equine Rescue Service for...