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Horse & Hound, one of the leading equestrian resources in the UK, recently published an online article offering tips for buying used horseboxes. The advice offered is common sense that can be applied to purchasing any used vehicle. We would like to share some of those tips with you in this post.

Keep in mind that the law tightly regulates the safety of horseboxes and horsebox trailers. Before you put a used horsebox on the road, it needs to be checked and certified for roadworthiness. Having said that, here are some of the more important tips offered by Horse & Hound:

Horse & Hound recommends you arrange for a test drive if possible. This will enable you to check the performance of the vehicle more carefully. It also recommends a professional inspection prior to purchase. There are a lot of things to consider that you might not think about when you are looking over the vehicle yourself.

Horsebox Training

Individuals purchasing their first horsebox need to know the unladen weight of the vehicle as well as the combined weight of the vehicle and a full load of horses. If the combined weight is in excess of 7.5 tonnes, the driver will need a special licence to operate.

Here at the HGV Training Centre, we can train you to earn that licence in just a few weeks. Our comprehensive training prepares you for your road test at an approved facility. We will even send a trainer with you to the test. We do everything we can to make sure you pass the first time. It is just how we operate.

The HGV Training centre also provides commercial driver training for all classes of commercial vehicles. We train individual and company drivers at more than 45 facilities throughout the UK.

Sources:

Horse & Hound Magazine – http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/15-checks-make-horsebox/

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