Disappointments with horse transport
Sometimes the bigger stables organize the transport to tournaments or retreats, however, you might have already made the experience that it doesn’t always work out the way you’d like it to: people turn up late, then there are arguments about which horse should go into which trailer because person A doesn’t like person B and thus doesn’t want her horse to share a horse box with person B’s horse. You know those kinds of stories. It wastes people’s time and in the end nobody feels better.
Or maybe you have made the experience that you relied on someone to transport your horse to a tournament but they did not make it on time and you missed your turn in the tournament, losing the chance to get any of the prices! It’s very frustrating to stand there, waiting for your horse, looking at the watch, knowing that you can’t do anything without your horse!
Horse box hire is the solution
Wouldn’t it be much better to be in control in such situations? Thanks to horse box hire midlands, you can take over the reigns. All you need is a driver’s license that would allow you to drive bigger cars/vans. If you have to transport your horse regularly, i.e. once a month or even more often, then you might even want to think about buying your own horse box. However, horse boxes aren’t very cheap and if you only need transport for your horse every now and then, horse box rental would be a better and more affordable solution.
You can rent horse boxes for a day, two days, a whole weekend or for even longer periods if you need to stay somewhere for a longer time. Most companies that provide horse boxes to their customers will have specials deals if you book for a whole weekend of even for a whole week. They can deliver the horse box right to where you need it, or you can come and visit them to pick the horse box up yourself. No matter which option you choose, you should make sure that you have a good look at the horse box, also check the insides to see whether everything is nice and clean. You also need to ask the company whether you will have to clean the horse box after you have used it or whether they will take over that job – sometimes they will charge you an extra fee if you don’t want to do the cleaning of the box yourself.
Make sure that you do return the horse box in time or let the company know if you are late for some reason (e.g. a traffic jam or a delay in the tournament). Another person might have booked the same horse box and during busy periods it might be hard to find another box if the company doesn’t get enough warning in time.
Why people need to move their horses
Unless you live in an area where your home, your vet, your stable, the tournament grounds and the horse therapy centre are all located within a few metres, you will sooner or later have to transport your horse on the road. You can’t ride it to all your destinations, esp. not when the horse is injured or sick – or your destination is on the other side of the country (e.g. a national horse riding competition). Maybe you are moving from one city to another, and naturally you would like to take your horse with you. There are almost as many different reasons why people need to move a horse as there are horse owners.
How to move a horse – on a budget
The most common way to move a horse is in a horse trailer – also called horse box. If you live in or anywhere close to Staffordshire, then there Horses on the Move is a great company that can help you with getting your horse from point A to point B, and it won’t empty your bank account. Of course, you could simply buy your own horse box instead of looking for horse box hire, however, once you have a look at the prices of a new horse box of a reasonably good quality, you might re-think that idea. You could buy a cheap second hand horse trailer that is close to falling into pieces but would you want to risk the safety of your beloved horse and maybe even your own? You don’t even want to think about the kind of accident that could happen by using an unsafe horse trailer. It could be dangerous for your horse and for everyone else in the vehicle. No, if you need to transport your horse, you need a good horse box of high quality and with everything a horse and its owner need to move from one place to the other in a safe and comfortable manner.
Finding a reliable horse box hire company
If you look for horse boxes for hire in Staffordshire, then you will have a good selection of boxes to choose from – depending on how many horses you need to move. You will also have the option to get the horse box delivered to you if you wish (or you can pick it up). The horse box should be in a clean and fully functional state when it arrives at your doorstep (or at the stable) or when you pick it up. Make sure to inspect it before you drive in it. A good horse box hire company won’t mind because they know that they only offer the best quality to their customers. If a company isn’t too keen on an inspection of the boxes and doesn’t want to answer your questions, then this isn’t a very good sign and you might be better off not putting too much trust into the quality and cleanliness of their boxes. Always put the safety of your horse and yourself first.