A horse, pony, and donkey transporting company is a professional moving company that supplies special equipment, trailers, and trucks to safely move your animals from coast to coast. These specialists have many years of experience with handling horses and have the knowledge of the proper way to work with horses in these high stress situations. Although some people may prefer to move their horses themselves, this is not recommended for amateurs as horses are easily spooked and trailers can be hard to work with.
An equine mover will either use a trailer, floater, or gooseneck to ship and haul your horse to its race, show, or competition destination. To keep the horse calm, they will work quietly and gently to make the horse facilities as comfortable as possible. A horse transporter will set up a rig to get the horse on the trailer, creating as much air and light as possible and setting up hay and water. Sometimes, he or she will rest a blanket on the horse if the weather is not too warm. During the journey, the equine shipper will check on the horse, making all proper layovers at stables on the way as needed to make sure the horse does not fatigue.
A related profession to horse transporters are professionals who transport other types of farm animals. This is slightly different from horse transporting because livestock, such as chickens, sheep, and cows, do not spook as easily as horses do and can be transported in larger trucks.