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Travelling Horses

Whilst you’ll find advice on the laws and legalities involved with towing a horse trailer in our towing & the law  section, here we’ve gathered lots of useful information on travelling the horses themselves.

From the legal requirements involved in transporting horses to advice loading, this section is dedicated to making the whole process of travelling your horses - from loading to arrival - as stress-free as possible for all concerned.

Travel Wear – Find out how to clothe your horse to ensure he’s fully protected for his journey.

Loading Advice – From advice as to where your horses should travel on the trailer through to tips on how to encourage difficult horses to load, you’ll find it here...

Loading Accessories -  There are various products on the market aimed at making loading horses a safer and stress-free experience – we review them here...

Passports - the law states you must always carry your passport when you travel with your horse.
Positioning of the horse on the trailer - advice on the positioning of your horse in the trailer. 

Before you embark on any journey you should run a series of checks on your trailer – it’s also worth making sure your insurance and breakdown cover are in order. You’ll find information on what you need to look out for in the sections below, along with details of how to calculate your horses’ weights to check that your trailer and vehicle are legally safe to tow them before you set out. There’s also information on the various types of horse trailer on the market – you’ll be surprised at the variety of loading styles and travelling configurations that are out there...


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Last updated: 25/04/2010
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