Updated: Mar 24, 2019
The definition of adaptation is a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to it’s environment.
I’m sure you’ve heard it said that the faster you can adapt to a new situation or circumstance, the faster your success will be.
For horse owners, moving your horse to a new location can be very stressful. Horses are large and can be intimidating creatures; However, they are super sensitive to changes in environment, people, diet and routine.
I recently made the move from the cold Northeast to the beach. A dream come true, yet I was filled with trepidation at the very thought of moving my horse Zeus.
When you are moving and not hauling your horse yourself, you need to look into professional horse transport. I wanted to give you a guide to moving your horse professionally since I’ve just gone through the experience myself. Some of the items I mention may seem very obvious to some and not so obvious to others. Take what you need and leave the rest.
These are my personal observations and you may or may not agree, and I would encourage you to decide for yourself what will and what won’t work for your horse.
When looking into hauling your horse professionally, it’s incredibly important for you to be as educated as possible to ensure that your horse has not only a comfortable ride, but a safe one.
We have all had or heard about others who have had bad experiences moving their horses “professionally”. As with anything in life, there are really great movers and very bad ones.
One of the boarders at my barn had a bad experience with a shipper who had “lost” their horse for a day. Sometimes horses go missing and go to bad places where they are never seen again. Other times, horses come off the trailer looking like a shell of the horse that was put on at the beginning of their journey.