No-one likes to imagine the worst, but working out how you would deal with an emergency situation can make all the difference. If an accident occurs which involves a horsebox or trailer in which a horse or horses are being transported, there is a high possibility that the horses in transit will be trapped or injured. Even if the horses are uninjured, it may not be possible to move them out of the horsebox or trailer immediately and knowing how to handle an emergency situation is therefore essential.
• The most important thing under ... Read More
Part 5 in the Transport for Safety series is all about tyres!
TYRE CHECK LIST
1. Check that your vehicle has been fitted with the correct tyres. The type of tyres required for trailers are completely different than for cars and horseboxes.
2. Check that the pressure for the tyre is correct. This is easier to do than you think - you will find the required pressure printed in your manual. It is a good idea to keep a foot pump in your vehicle for emergencies, but make sure that the tyres are cold before checking.
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Following on from the success last month, Kelly Horseboxes have been kind enough to provide further information in their series of Transport for Safety.
1. Before loading, take time to familiarise yourself with the way that your box or trailer works. Make sure you understand how all the fastenings and safety catches work, and make sure that the vehicle is roadworthy and safe.
2. Both you and your horse need to wear protective clothing. The horse should have a suitable ideally leather, head collar and a long lead rein, along with a short safety tie up already in place in the vehicle. ... Read More
Kelly Horseboxes will be providing a Transport for Safety series for our readers.
In Part 1 - We take a look at simple but important Preloading Safety Checks before you set off on your journey,
• Windscreen – check that there are no cracks, other damage or objects obscuring the drivers view – this includes sat navs and rosettes attached to the windscreen! Also check that your washer fluid is topped up and your washers and wipers are working correctly.
• Head lights – ensure that both dip and main beam are working and there are no cracks in the lens of the lamp ... Read More