How often do the drivers stop to rest the horses?
drivers are required to stop every four hours and hand water the
horses and check their body functions. At this time the horses are
given a short rest period of at least one hour.
Will the drivers call before pickup or delivery?
shipper and the receiver can expect a phone call at least two hours
before pickup and delivery. This call is usually made to obtain
directions and inform the parties that the truck is in the area.
Should I wrap the horses legs?
do not recommend wraps for trips over 18 hours, for the horses safety
and health. Wraps have come undone and the horse will hurt itself
or another horse kicking to shed the wrap.
Are the trailers air conditioned?
know of no commercial air conditioned horse trailers. Opening and
closing a horse trailer on hot days could bring on pneumonia a few
days after the horse leaves the trailer from the cold and heat the
horse has been exposed to. Horses have lived for thousands of years
in all kinds of weather without air conditioning.
do I pay?
A. $100.00 at booking and the balance due at PICKUP. Payments may be in cash, money order, bank or cashiers
check or any major credit card.
S Horse Transport insures your horse for a maximum of $5000 mortality
insurance while being transported on our owned equipment. We do
recommend that supplemental insurance be purchased prior to shipment
to cover sickness or injury. The horses well being and safety are
our number one concern.
size trailers do you have?
have 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 stall horse trailers available. They
all measure 7 and 1/2 feet inside with stalls that are 42"
wide and 8 feet deep. All horses travel on a bed of shavings cleaned
daily. The trailers also have stall separators that go to the floor.
Box stalls are available for studs, mares and foals and weanlings.
your trucks or trailers equipped with air ride?
goose neck rigs are not equipped with air ride however the suspension
on both the truck and trailer provide a very comfortable ride.
my horse lose weight?
your horse is on the trailer for a cross country trip, or any trip
over 24 hours, they will start to loose about 4% of their body weight
each additional 24 hours. Stress, lack of proper diet and water
consumption coupled with lack of normal rest all contribute to this
problem. Hay and water are all they will get on the trip and the
drivers are constantly checking to see that they are alert, with
heads up and regular body functions.
happens if my horse stops drinking?
a horse shuts down and stops drinking we immediately stop the trip,
contact a vet, then the owner, get all the horses off the trailer
and in stalls while we deal with the horse that has stopped drinking.
Most times it is because it has never been in a trailer before,
consequently, under stress it will not drink. Taking the horse off
the trailer for a short rest will usually bring back its thirst.