Horse Floats For Sale - Choosing the right one for you

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Buying a horse float can be exciting, but you want to make sure that you get the right float for your situation. There are many people who are selling a horse float; take your time, figure out just what you want, and make the right choice on your purchase.


No matter what type of horse float you decide on, safety needs to always be a priority. Lightweight floats may be appealing because of their reduced gas mileage, but remember that these floats will not hold up in a collision as well as a horse float made of a heavier-weight material, like steel, will. Always evaluate the structural condition and safety of a horse float. If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, then have a qualified mechanic evaluate a float before you decide to buy it.


How large of a horse float are you looking to buy? Do you have multiple horses that you will want to regularly haul all at the same time? Consider the number of horses that a float can hold, along with the overall size of the horse float for sale. If you will frequently be dealing with narrow roads or entranceways, then you might want to keep that fact in mind.

Remember, the size of the horse float will also affect the size of the vehicle that you will need to pull the float. When looking at horse floats for sale, only look at those which you could safely pull with your current vehicle – or consider getting a larger vehicle to pull a larger float.

Type of Load

When looking at horse floats for sale, you will have a few choices to make in terms of the horse float’s overall style. Most of the horse floats for sale feature one of two main load styles: angle loads and straight loads. If you have a preference of one over the other, then identify that early on and use it as a way to eliminate the horse floats for sale that will not work for you.

Another factor to consider is whether the horse float is a step-up or if it offers a ramp. Some horses have a very particular preference of one style over the other. Try to load your horse onto a variety of floats before you look to buy one; if he refuses to get onto a certain style of float, then you will know to stay away from it during your search.


Are there certain features that you want in a horse float? Are you looking for a float with a large dressing room, or can you do without one? How about room for hay and feed storage? Do you need lights in the dressing room? Identify the amenities that you would like to have, and choose which ones you simply cannot do without.

Interior Color

Horse floats with a lighter interior color can appear larger and more inviting to horses who are difficult loaders. Also keep in mind that a darker interior color makes it more difficult to spot areas of rust; be sure to check these floats over thoroughly for structural issues.

Having a clear understanding of just what you want in a horse float will allow you to choose the right float for you and your horse.

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