A horse and its owner have a special relationship that is unlike any other. The closeness and the understanding that develops between the two is very special. The owner has a certain responsibility toward the animal as to its care and comfort just as the animal demonstrates loyalty to its owner. Good housing, proper food, and a good transportation vehicle are necessary to keep the animal in good condition as well as make them comfortable and sometimes this requires perusing the Horseboxes For Sale ads.
When deciding to purchase a vehicle to transport one’s horse or horses two things are important. One is the size needed in the vehicle and the other is the finances available for the purchase. A small box will hold two animals; and a large one will hold four. However, financially, it might be more feasible to purchase two small ones rather than a large one and have two people driving separate vehicles.
The box purchased for one’s animal or animals needs to allow room, as well as other necessities, for a safe and comfortable travel. Small boxes, approximately 3.5 ton, and large boxes, approximately 7.5 tons, can easily be found. The smaller boxes have the basic necessities while the larger vehicles are enormous and have numerous luxuries not only for the passengers, but for the animals as well.
Air and ventilation are essential for a horse’s continued good health. If crowded into a small space they often act up and, occasionally, injure themselves. Stalls should always be large enough to be comfortable and any transportation vehicle should allow room for the movement caused during travel over various types of roads.
When planning a trip with one’s horse or horses the time element should be considered. A three-hour trip can be accomplished without a problem. Trips over three hours require a stop to allow the horses out to urinate as well as to eat and rehydrate. This also allows the driver a rest before continuing on the journey. If more than 6 hours an overnight stop should be planned.
Handling this type of animal transportation is not an easy task. It is of utmost importance that the person charged with this responsibility be thoroughly versed in handling the vehicle and the correct maneuvers necessary to ensure a safe delivery of the animal. It is easy when dodging an object in the road to cause a vehicle to flip due to the distribution of weight in the rear. Therefore, understanding how the animals will react in a crisis will help drivers make corrections without causing undue stress to the animals.
Luxury boxes are the supreme form of horse transportation. They have the top of the line air conditioning for the horses, power showers, TVs, toilets, and many other features. It is even possible, in some, for the owner to transport their car in the same rig as the horses. If planning a long trip this is the top of the line in comfort and convenience providing both animals and passengers a style of transport that is coveted by many.
Several avenues are available in finding Horseboxes For Sale. The Internet is often recommended as there are so many different types and prices advertised. Many times it is possible to find some for sale which are close to home saving would-be purchases time and travel. However, one should be cautioned to always examine the prospective purchase before making a final arrangement as the condition of the rig is paramount to it’s safety and performance. If not experienced, it is wise to find someone to assist in this examination in order to ensure it meets individual expectations.