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Owning a Horse and getting your Horsebox licence in London

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 by Prath520

You might not associate the very urban capital city with such a peaceful and rural pastime as horse riding, but the popularity of this activity has never really gone away, even in one of the most built-up areas in the country.   Whether you already have a horse, or are considering getting one, we’ve put..READ MORE

What you need to know about horsebox weight restrictions

Posted on Feb 19, 2018 by Prath520

If you’re looking to drive a horsebox, it’s vital that you know and understands the weight restrictions. Ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law, and not knowing when your vehicle is too heavy could result in legal repercussions if you’re stopped. The most important thing to remember is that the total weight of..READ MORE

Buyer Beware When Purchasing a Used Horse Lorry or Trailer

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Prath520

Buying a used horse lorry or trailer is commonplace for new horse owners who are just getting started in equestrian sports. Used vehicles are less expensive, making it easier for the new horse owner to get involved at a cheaper cost. Nevertheless, buyers need to be very aware of what they are purchasing before handing..READ MORE

How to Transport Horses Safely: Check Your Floorboards

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 by Prath520

The HGV Training Centre offers more than just commercial HGV and PCV training. We also teach horse owners how to safely operate horsebox lorries and trailers. In light of a recent accident in Hampshire, we want to remind our readers that an important part of learning how to transport horses safely is learning how to..READ MORE

Cambridgeshire Residents to Learn About Towing Horse Trailers

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 by Prath520

A well-known insurance company with a reputation for offering affordable equine insurance will be holding a special event in Cambridgeshire later this month catering to horse owners and farmers. The event is intended to provide residents with more information about towing horse trailers safely. The event will run from 10am to 4pm on Friday, October..READ MORE

Learn How to Transport Horses – For Their Benefit and Yours

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 by Prath520

A recent incident in Bedfordshire led to substantial injuries suffered by a nine-year-old gelding being transported in a rear-facing horsebox. While all indications suggest that the horse’s owner was transporting the animal properly, the incident is evidence that transporting horses is always risky. One never knows how a horse will react during movement. It is..READ MORE

Australian Research to Look at Horse Transport Practices

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 by Prath520

A team of researchers in Australia has decided to undertake a project that will look at horse transport practices in relation to injury and disease. As horse owners already know, their animals are subject to all sorts of physical problems when transported carelessly or not according to standards. The Australian researchers want to find out..READ MORE

Could Your Horse Lorry Get You in Trouble with the Taxman?

Posted on May 22, 2015 by Prath520

When people contact us for information about driving a horse lorry, the questions are usually relating to licencing issues. People want to know if they need a special horsebox licence when towing horses for an equestrian hobby, for example. However, lately there has been a little bit of rumbling among horse owners about the taxman...READ MORE

Horse Transport: It Goes Well beyond the UK and Europe

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 by Prath520

Who knew that horses were such international travellers? Apparently, they are. Some of the most profitable and well known horses in equine circles make appearances all over the world in any given calendar year. It turns out that horse transport goes well beyond just towing a horsebox trailer throughout the UK and Europe.READ MORE

Free Tyre Inspections in Bristol for Horseboxes and Trailers

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 by Prath520

Horsebox and trailer owners in Bristol and Somerset have just a few more days remaining to take advantage of free tyre inspections being offered by a Bristol service centre. Autoserv Car & Bike is offering the free inspections as a way to help motorists ensure that their caravans and horsebox trailers are completely safe before..READ MORE

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