Equipping Your New Horse Float

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After looking at horse floats for sale and buying the horse float that’s right for you, you will need to equip the float so that it is ready for use. It’s important to carefully select the supplies and equipment that you put into your horse float for their functionality, durability, and safety. Here are some tips to get you started in outfitting your horse float.

Horse Float Ties

You will need a way to secure your horse in the horse float. Horse float ties or crossties provide an easy way to secure your horse, but you need to make sure that they are adjusted properly. The ties should not drop down too low, but should give your horse enough room so that he can move his head around and reach his hay net. Be sure that the ties have an emergency release so that your horse will not be hung up if he panics.

Emergency Supplies

Every horse float needs to have an equine first-aid kit on board. You don’t want to be dealing with an injured horse away from home without the necessary supplies. Add a human first-aid kit to your horse trailer or horse truck for human injuries, too.

Always equip your horse float with the supplies that you might need in a roadside breakdown. A spare tire, tire iron, float jack, flashlight, and roadside flares are just some of the essentials that should always be on your horse float.

Hay Nets

Hanging hay nets in your horse float will help to keep your horse entertained during the ride. Choose hay nets or bags that are large enough to hold the amount of hay that you’re looking to provide your horse – if you will transporting your horse long distances, opt for larger nets. Hay nets and hay bags need to be hung up high enough so that a horse cannot get caught in them, even when they droop down after being emptied.


You will always need to carry water with you when you transport your horse. It’s easiest to designate a few buckets as horse float water buckets, and keep them stored in your horse float. You should also come up with a way to transport plenty of water from home. Large coolers and empty new gasoline canisters can provide handy ways to carry fresh water for your horse.

When you buy a new horse float, you should always make sure that the float is stocked and equipped with these essential items before you head out on the road.

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