When we think about horses & moving them from one place to another, the term horse transport doesn’t always come to mind.
We often think of hiring a lorry or a trailer; or calling around our friends for help. But sometimes it just isn’t practical and that is where horse transport services are just what you need.
WHAT IS HORSE TRANSPORT?
It is hiring a professional to move your horse from A to B.
Some horse transporters work locally, some nationwide, some across Europe, and some internationally.
We are based in Essex, but we work with horse owners across the counties.
So whatever your logistical problem when it comes to moving your horse, there are lots of professionals who can help you.
WHY MIGHT YOU NEED TO BOOK A HORSE TRANSPORTER?
There are many reasons you may need to hire someone else to move your horse.
- It could be you can’t drive a lorry or tow a trailer.
- You may not have a horsebox available to you,
- You may have broken down etc.
- Or you may just have a very long journey and feel that you need a professional to make sure it is less stressful.
WHAT DO WE DO IN OUR HORSE TRANSPORTATION SERVICE AT NAGS ON THE MOVE?
We are often booked to help owners take their horses to vet appointments, whether they are emergencies or planned clinics.
Many owners prefer to book us for some extra peace of mind, especially those who worry or find it emotionally difficult.
We also attend many emergency call-outs, when something has gone wrong, like a breakdown recovery or recently a case of the trailer floor-breaking, whilst moving! When we were able to step in and rush the injured pony to the vet (note. please check your floors before every journey!).
Another one of our frequent services is collection and delivery nationwide & internationally.
As we span the length and breadth of the UK, we often share our routes that are going or returning empty, on our Facebook page.
Sharing routes helps owners to reduce transportation costs, as well as doing our bit to help the environment.
And then there are the fun days, out like beach trips, shows, and clinics too.
So you never have to feel that you are stuck, because you don’t have a lorry or trailer, can’t drive, won’t drive, or whatever your situation is. We can help.
HOW TO FIND A HORSE TRANSPORTER NEAR YOU
Google is a great place to start, but also Facebook groups are worth an ask too, that way you get recommendations.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR FROM A HORSE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY
Always use a professional who is commercially insured and regulated. Be confident they are operating within the law so that you are covered should something go wrong. We hold DEFRA type 2 Certificates to make sure we are compliant.
You should make sure their vehicle meets your needs. And if you are not happy then do not use them.
It is important that your horse is cared for properly during transit.
We always care for the horses we travel, as we would our own. Our onboard cameras allow us to monitor horses through the journey. So if you want the same, then be sure to bear that in mind when searching for the right company to move your horse.
HOW MUCH DOES HORSE TRANSPORT COST?
This will depend on where you are going, how long that will take, how many stops you may need etc.
So you would need to apply for a quote
If you are looking for horse transport, why not get a quote from us now.
Be sure to also follow us on facebook so you can keep an eye for shared load opportunities too.
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