Category: Travel

Travelling – safety first!

Transport of horses is a common practice, involving individuals and groups of animals over short, medium and long distances. When you travel with your horse, the most important thing is that you both arrive safely at your destination. Preparation before you travel will ensure you both travel safely and confidently. What sort of transport do... Read more »

Travelling – loading problems

The horse differs from other large domestic animals in that it may be transported many times in its lifetime. Successful transportation of horses requires awareness of the horses behavioural and physical needs. What might cause a horse to refuse loading? A number of factors associated with transport can make it a stressful experience for a... Read more »

Travelling – bad weather conditions

Travelling with your horse in bad weather conditions should be avoided. If, however it is unavoidable, e.g. in the event of a medical emergency, then your main priorities should be to maintain your horse's health and safety. Planning ahead is¬†the name of the game! What will I need to consider? Travelling with your horse in... Read more »

Taking your horse abroad

Transport of horses is a common practice, involving groups of horses over long distances. Transporting your horse abroad is a very complicated and sometimes very traumatic experience. Advanced preparation is vital for a smooth and stress-free journey. The most important thing is that you both arrive safely at your destination. What options are there for... Read more »

Equine passports

If you are unsure about the requirements for equine passports then read on. Passports¬†contain important information about your horse, including details of who owns the horse,¬†identification (including identification number) and much more. Passport regulations The following regulations are now in force: Horse Passports (England) Regulations 2009 Horse Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2009 Equine Identification (Wales) Regulations... Read more »