The Australian Horse Float Design Evolution

January 24, 2017

there are hundreds others….>>> SOME OF THE THOUSANDS OF LETTERS 4/10/05 I am happy to report that there does seem to be a slight change in attitude by some of Australia’s Horse Float Manufacturers’, some looking for better ways to do things for horses. They are still to wake up to the most important required changes, the ones that can and do influence the stress levels of horses the most. I know by extensive testing myself. After all, I see huge numbers of problem floaters and that is a wonderful opportunity to examine. ++++++++ 27/10/06 Hi Mr HP, I just […]

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THE AFFECT OF HORSE FLOAT DESIGN ON LOADING

November 6, 2013

  Have you ever wondered why your Horse won’t go on your Float or other Floats? Do you think it’s all Training?…….well it isn’t. Horses often refuse to enter Horse Floats because of design or maintenance deficiencies. Inadequate Horse Float Design directly makes it more difficult for an Owner to load their Horse!!!! I’ll deal with a number of these one by one and give you the reasons behind the thinking of Horses “Listen to Your Horse” for they are very good Judges and are rarely wrong. Horses are “Panicaholics and Claustrophobics” …….so why should they enter a “Tin Can […]

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SAFE TOWING OF HORSE FLOATS

November 6, 2013

This is the forgotten subject of Equestrian Industry teaching. It is one of the most important and your horse relies upon you knowing it off by heart. How people can be allowed to tow horses around without a Towing License is beyond me. Rather than advise how you should tow a horse float, I will tell you how I do it as I break every rule in the book to give my horses a safe and comfortable ride. I am not advising you to break the road rules. Perish the thought. KNOW THE LIMITS OF YOUR HORSE I know the […]

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HORSE FLOAT WALL CLIMBERS

November 6, 2013

There is nothing more frustrating than to experience and witness, the frantic actions of the horse that climbs the walls of a horse float. Over the years, I have floated many unbroken horses and have always noticed that they are ‘rock solid’ inside the float and are not easily upset. The same with foals, weanling and yearlings. Having a horse climb the wall is the least of my worries with these horses. In fact, I have deliberately tested a few of them, just to see how easily they can be upset or even worse, turned into ‘wall climbers’ I have […]

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LOADING AND FLOATING OF THE HORSE (Thousands of words)

November 6, 2013

The loading and floating of horses is the stuff that divorces are made of. If you are a horse husband and the wife’s horse isn’t wanting to go in the float, get out of there fast!! Kids and dogs have been known to get into major drama if within range when things go wrong. Horse Floats are called Horse Trailers in the US. If this happens whilst you are at a Show, you will quickly inherit a dozen other experts as well as onlookers. The experts will be all trying their pet system out on your horse and the onlookers […]

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