Winter has arrived with a vengeance in the Southern States of Australia! And even up North, the night temperatures can hit zero. When winter arrives our paddocks get muddy. It’s cold, windy, wet and we feel the change of season. While our horses grow a thick coat, even if they are stabled at […]
Ask a student to execute a half-halt, and you’re sure to see a very wide variety of very odd movements. Even novice and elementary level riders are often ineffective in performing this simple but extremely crucial movement. Without it, you simply can’t get your horse re-balanced so that he drives from behind rather than pulling […]
If you ride with a club or compete with your horse, at some time you may be asked to donate your time by working at a show. While it can mean a large time commitment, you’ll probably find that working as a volunteer gives you experience you couldn’t get elsewhere and can even make you […]
You’ve probably heard the common expression “No hoof, no horse.” Of course, your regular farrier visits are vital to your horse’s health and to your riding enjoyment. But what if you have one of those horses that turns into a devil the minute the farrier’s truck pulls up outside the stable? It’s probably not your […]
If you participate in dressage, eventing, or jumping shows, you’re likely to be given a warm-up ring prior to your competition in the show arena. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to set the stage for your best performance. Here’s how you can make the most of your warm-up for both you and your horse. […]
If you’re relying on financing or lending options, whether it be for a car, boat, bike, horse float, equipment or even property, then it’s worth considering discussing your requirements with a professional finance broker to help you find a finance solution to suit your situation and budget. Below are a few reasons to answer the question, can […]
So you’ve decided to buy the new float you have been eyeing off for a while now. You’ve researched how much the repayments will cost you and have everything ready for the bank to approve the loan quickly. You’ve used the bank since you were a child and they’ve looked after you on your car […]
If you are deciding on buying a new float, you should know how horse float finance interest rates work. Here we provide a few tips on how horse float loans work so that you can get the best rate for your new float or gooseneck. What is Lending? Finance, Loans, Lending, Credit, however you put it, it’s when […]
For those who already have current car finance or personal loans, finding a suitable horse float finance provider and ensuring your are choosing the right loan product to suit your needs can be a daunting prospect. For some, using cash to purchase a float can be a quick and easy way of taking delivery […]
Nobody wants to get into an accident, but the most essential part of surviving one is knowing what to do if it happens. Towing a horse float increases your driving risks for obvious reasons: extra weight, limited control of the towed vehicle, and even unpredictable cargo (horses). All these, as well as the inexperience of […]
Transporting horses can be stressful. There are so many things to consider, prepare for, and avoid to make the trip comfortable, convenient and safe for both you and your horse. Horses, no matter how agile and strong on their feet, can be giddy and uncomfortable in a moving vehicle. It takes experience, training, and even […]
Transporting a horse is more than just getting the best horse floats for sale. If you’re new to transporting your horses, or have had difficulty traveling with them in the past, it is essential to know that there are several factors that create stress for your horse. We all know that behind a stressed […]
Inside our first edition which we expect to be quarterly, is a great article from Olympic Eventer, Amanda Ross, on her travel tips and leg protection. We also speak to owner of Pony Dressage Rising Star Alexandra Hanson and rider Allison O’Neill about Roseglen Toytown, 6yo Dressage Pony, plus we get invaluable information from FEI […]
When researching the variety of horse floats for sale, many terms are used in the advertisement that are common but are not necessarily well understood. Below are some common terms that you might come across when looking at horse floats for sale.
To boot or not to boot?! Below are some points to consider when contemplating whether or not to use leg protection on your horse when you are transporting him in your float.
Tips for Travelling Interstate with your Horse A guest blog by Adam Fawcett In May 2012 I travelled interstate with my horse Gandalf for the first time. Having never travelled longer than 90 minutes before, it was a major event for me and involved a lot of planning.
Just because your horse is a highly mobile animal doesn’t mean it can adapt well to the way you transport them. Putting them straight into the horse float without doing any anticipatory measures will scare or stress them. And stress is not a good thing for horses.
Five points to consider when dealing with a critical floating accident : This text is copied from the Equiluxe Face Book page but has been edited to include the many other practical suggestions made by readers who had experienced a similar event.
As many of us are aware, Emma Booth and Courtney Fraser were involved in a serious car accident, resulting in debilitating and life-changing injuries to both girls. In addition, both Courtney’s Event horses were killed and float and car written off.
Ready to hit the road and take your beloved horse to the track or fair? Then you should make sure you have the right horse float. It’s essential for a smooth trip and is one of the factors that will affect your horse’s wellbeing while you’re driving.