Even if you don’t own a horse, you probably know somebody who owns a horse. The horse transportation industry has seen an explosion in the number of horses being brought to the barn or to places of work, and the demand for specialized services is only growing.
There are certain points you should consider when considering this topic. First, do you need a specialized service or do you want to do it yourself? Are you traveling from place to place on a regular basis, or are you simply transporting your horse to its new location or pasture?
There are many questions that come into play with horses, and if you don’t know what questions to ask before going out and buying a horse, it can be difficult. What type of horse will you transport? Are they on a temporary or permanent lease?
If you know you will be transporting a horse, you may also want to know what sort of insurance you are going to need. The reason for this is that in many states, horses are considered as a form of conveyance, so if the horse isn’t insured for liability and property damage, you could get into a real mess. Always check. It’s an easy way to avoid legal problems.
However, if you are just transporting a horse to the barn, there are usually no special regulations about equine insurance. As long as the horse has been inspected by the owner, it’s all good.
When looking for a company to transport your horse, make sure you are comfortable with their service. There are certain ways to ensure that you feel comfortable, and certain things to look for. For example, if you don’t know where the animal is being transported, you shouldn’t have to go through a background check or a medical exam. Of course, this won’t be required of you if you are going by yourself, but you should still make sure that your service provider is able to provide this service.
It’s never fun to have to transport a horse, but it’s something that needs to be done. Take the time to research the company, the horse transport business, and the people behind it.