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How to Transport a Horse

When shipping a live animal, it is especially important that you take extra care when choosing a transporter. Whether you have purchased a horse from another state or you’re transporting your horse to a show, choose your horse carrier carefully.

Most transporters load horses into trailers. It takes time to prepare your horse for a trip. Some horses are more skittish than others. You should take the time to train your horse to load well before the anticipated pickup, and make sure the horse is healthy prior to transport. Transportation is stressful for all animals, especially first timers, so it's important to familiarize them as much as possible and be sure they are well-rested, fed, and in ship shape. Be sure to bring your horse to the veterinarian and have him/her checked for Coggins. Your transporter will need a clean bill of health before taking possession of your horse.

When choosing a horse carrier, verify their legal authority to ship horses, require a written contract and ask them about their standard practices. Since your horse will spend the majority or all of the transit time in the trailer, it is important to check the horse trailer to make sure it is safe for travel.

For more insight into the horse transport process with uShip, visit our cost to transport a horse page. There you will be able to view past shipping transactions as they happened in our marketplace. Being familiar and comfortable with the whole process is the key to getting a great transport experience.

Service Across Canada

Transporters on uShip are not limited to a single area. They handle deliveries throughout Canada and across boarders, including:

Cities and Surrounding Areas: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec, Winnipeg, Hamilton, London, Halifax, St. Johns, and Others

Provinces: Carriers service every Province within Canada including Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Others

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