When you run a business in the horse industry, it’s understandable for you to want to make sure you have the right equipment to look after your equipment, customers, and horses. Sometimes it can be challenging to find the right equipment for you. This is especially important when you are transporting horses, you need to ensure you have the right trailer for both your needs and one that your horses are comfortable with. It’s best to know the pros and cons of trailer features in order for you to know what is the best fit for you and your business needs, as well as the horses you are taking care of.
Have a look at some of the tips below to help:
Making Sure You And Your Customers Use The Right Trailer
The first thing you need to look at when thinking about the size is the height, breed, and weight of the horse you are transporting. You need to be using a trailer that a range of horses are going to fit in comfortably and safely in. You also need to be able to advise your buyers about the right fit for their horse. It is important for you to make sure that if your customer is picking up a horse from you that the trailer they are using is suitable. So, it needs to be comfortable and safe for the horse as well as not being too big, as this can be dangerous by allowing them too much space for movement during travel. Show your customers how to measure their horse from nose to rump and help them with their choice of the trailer before they pick up any horse. Could you possibly source a trailer for them?
Talk About Ventilation
Ventilation is often seen as the best way to regulate the temperature of a horse when they are in a trailer. If the trailer has a window that slides and a few roof vents above each horse, then there will be no issues with ventilation.
What Else Should I Consider For Business Use?
There are few other things that you be looking at including:
- Whether you should buy a step-up ramp trailer. Make sure you always buy non-slip for the safety of your horse and employees.
- Should you offer a guide to your customers to make sure they know how to use a trailer safely.
- Which features are you going to need the most for example, are you going to be transporting more than one horse at a time?
- What fuels and lubricants will you need and what will the costs be for your business?
- What is your business budget?
- Have you done enough research? And have your customers done enough research?
Buying the right trailers for your business is an essential part of your business plan. There are going to be times where you need different-sized trailers and will transport different sized horses. This makes it essential for you to know how to measure horses correctly, and conduct the relevant research. As a business, you may find that hiring trailers is more suitable.
How do you make sure you use the correct horse trailer in your business? Please share your tips in the comments below.
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