What to Know Before Looking at Horse Floats for Sale

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Buying a horse float is an exciting milestone in your life with horses. Horse floats give you freedom and mean that you can take your horse off of the property whenever you’d like. But before you start looking at horses floats for sale Queensland , make sure that you’re familiar with the following advice.

Know Your Horse’s Preferred Float Style

It can’t be stressed enough: Before you go out and buy a horse float of your own, take the time to find out which style of horse float your own horse is most comfortable with. Floats have either a step-up or ramp entrance design, and some horses have preferences as to which type of float they’ll most readily load onto.

Remember, too, to test out different styles of horse floats. Is your horse more comfortable in a slant-load, or does he prefer the open design of a stock float? If possible, try to load your horse onto a variety of different horse floats to get a sense of what style works best for your horse.

Decide What Material You Want the Float to Be Made Of

Horse floats are made of a variety of materials, each with its own unique set of benefits. Before you start looking at horse floats for sale, you should know the benefits and disadvantages of each type of material, and you should also decide which type of material you want your new horse float to be made of.

Aluminum, steel, and fiberglass are the most common materials used in horse floats. Aluminum is lightweight, but it’s also weak and many layers of aluminum need to be used in order to give your horse float strength. Steel, on the other hand, is very strong but is also heavier than aluminum. Fiberglass is very lightweight, but it can also be easily damaged.

Decide What Size Horse Float Is Right for You

Finally, think about the size of horse float that is ideal for your needs. If you will just be transporting one or two horses at a time, then taking on the added expense and space requirements of a four-horse float is probably unnecessary.

Remember, too, to consider how the float’s height and width relate to your horse. If you own a tall or particularly broad horse, then you will need to make sure that your horse can comfortably fit into any horse float that you consider buying. Buying a horse float that is just a little too small for your horse will not only make trips uncomfortable for your horse, but it can cause potential injury, too.

When looking at horses floats for sale Queensland , be sure to have a good idea of what you want in the horse float. The better an understanding you have of what you want in a float, the easier it will be for you to find the horse float that’s right for you.

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