What To Consider When Choosing A Horsebox
Choosing the right horsebox for you and your horse can be a difficult decision. There are a fair few variables to consider when shopping for horsebox trailers. East Coast Trailers are experts when it comes to trailers of all shapes and sizes. Plus, we’re Australia’s premier supplier of Ifor Willams trailers. With our huge range of Ifor Williams horsebox trailers and livestock trailers, we’ll find a horse float to suit any rider’s needs. When choosing a horsebox, make sure you keep the following considerations in mind.
How Many Horses Do You Have?
If you have a single horse, the Ifor Williams HBX-403 or the HB403 single horseboxes are the perfect solution to your horsebox needs. However, if you have more than one horse, and you plan on transporting more than one horse at a time, you need to consider looking at larger horse trailers. Fortunately, Ifor William horse floats come in a huge range of sizes. For two horses or up to 5 ponies, you should have a look at;
- Eventa L (This horse float can alternatively carry 3 ponies)
- Eventa M
- HB510XL (Can also carry up to 4 ponies)
- HB610 (This horsebox has room for up to 5 ponies)
If you’re looking to transport 2 or more horses or 5 or more ponies, you should browse East Coast Trailers’ catalogue of Ifor Williams livestock trailers.
How Big Is Your Horse?
The size of your horse will dictate the appropriate Ifor Williams horsebox for you. We’ve organised a brief guide to help you find the perfect horse float for your needs.
Ideal for 17hh+
How Do You Want Your Horses To Travel?
Each of our Ifor Williams horse floats offers different options for your horse’s travel. For example, one of the first things to consider is if you want your horsebox to face forward or if you’d like a herringbone horsebox, which allows your horses to stand sideways. East Coast Trailers offer two options for herringbone horse trailers; the Ifor Williams Eventa L or the Eventa M. The rest of our range allow your horse to travel forward in a typical horsebox design.
Next, how much air and sunlight your horse will be getting. All of our Ifor Williams horse floats come equipt with windows that allow plenty of light and fresh air. However, our Ifor Williams HB510XL and HB610 have added roof vents, providing an even more comfortable space for your horse.
Finally, ramp placement is important when considering ease of access for both you and your horse. A heavy ramp will be difficult to to lift or lower if you are travelling alone, which is why the Eventa L and Eventa M’s spring ramp is such a great concept. All horse floats in our HB range, which includes the HB403, HB506, and HB511, are equipped with a rear loading ramp and a from offload ramp that are gas strut assisted for ease of opening. The HB range also allow customers freedom to choose which side of the trailer the front offload ramp is situated. These horse trailers are also fitted with front access groom’s doors, so you can easily check on your horse without pulling the ramp down.
There are a few important details you don’t want to overlook when choosing a horsebox trailer. To start, for safety and reliability, aluminium horse floats are the best quality. At East Coast Trailers, all our horse trailers are made of premium aluminium and fitted with rubber mats for your horse’s comfort. All our Ifor Williams horse trailers undergo rigorous testing to ensure they are structurally the safest and strongest horseboxes on the market.
Another feature we pride our horse floats on is their mechanical brakes. Unlike electrical brakes, mechanical brakes won’t short circuit or suffer any wiring faults. All of our Ifor Williams horse trailers are fitted with Knott Brakes 200 x 50 Brake Assembly 8” mechanical brakes.
Why East Coast Trailers For Horse Trailers?
We’ve been Australia’s premier seller of Ifor Williams trailers for 5 years now, and we’re proud to say we know their products inside and out. We know your horse’s comfort and safety is important to you. Therefore, it’s important to us. We want to find the best horsebox so you and your horse are happy. If you’re interested in looking at our range of Ifor Williams horse trailers, contact us today.