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Moving Larger Animals


When it comes to moving house, there are a few things that you should seriously consider. These are things like deciding between getting a Realtor or selling the property yourself, whether you ask friends or family for extra space for storage for a few weeks, and how on earth are you going to move a pet horse over to the other side of the country?


Well, there’s plenty information to help you answer most of those questions, but the last one is often overlooked. For that reason, here some things you need to think about when you are transporting your horse across the country when moving home.


Prioritize The Animal’s Welfare

When it comes to moving your pet, you need to make sure that its welfare comes first. You need to take into consideration how this can impact your horse, and the cost of horse transportation.

  • Think about the time of year. Winter is going to be a cold time for your horse to be stuck in a trailer for too long without stretching its legs and helping its blood circulate. This can cause health issues in your horse. It may also increase the price of horse transportation. The heat of summer will also be grueling for the animal as it will be stuck somewhere hot for long periods of time.  

  • Think about food. You need to make sure that your horse has more food than it needs for the whole journey and constant access to fresh water. This might require the driver to make more stops, therefore the journey will be longer for the animal.

  • Think about times of arrival and make sure everything is prepared for the animal when it gets to the location. This will be a massive relief to your horse, as it will want to get settled in after a long journey as soon as possible. 


Invest In Professional Help

Investing in professional help is a great decision to make. Even if you are already well informed about horse transportation, you will need someone with specialist equipment and knowledge to keep your horse happy for the journey. Directories such as Shipley can help you find the perfect moving companies for your needs. Here are some of the benefits that hiring a professional will give you:

  • Your animal is in good hands. You know that your horse is being cared for professionally, especially if the shipper in question has been doing it for a long time. This is something that can be, among other things, a great stress-saver for you and therefore helps calm your horse for the journey. 

  • It can be good if you don’t have the time or space to transport the animal yourself. If you do not have the time, or the space, to put your beloved horse first, it is not the end of the world. Professional services will have your back and will deliver your horse safely and quickly to your desired location to save you the hassle and stress of getting it to your new home yourself. 


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