A horsebox or “horse trailer” is commonly used to move horses. Horse boxes can be pulled by motorcycle trucks or semi-trailers, and sometimes even small flatbed semi-trailers. There are a variety of styles, ranging in size from very small units able to hold only two or three horses; to gooseneck models which carry up to 8 horses, usually driven by a 1-ton double-file pickup. A full sized horsebox is able to safely carry more than one horse.

Why need The Technology and Functioning of a Horsebox

Horse trailers come in various styles, some being designed for transporting just one horse, and others for hauling up to twelve or more. Although most horsebox trailers are powered either by diesel fuel or by electricity, some are now being manufactured using biodegradable and renewable energy sources. One type of horsebox, made in the U.S. by Newmar Products, has a dual “driver” module, which allows the driver to be unable to control the animal while the other driver is sitting in the passenger seat. In this configuration, the driver “assigns” a pasture to each driver, and the animals are free to roam the pasture at will.

Horse trailers can also be used as mobile fencing for protecting cattle. This method is especially useful for protecting small flocks of horses against trespassers, and for large herds or flocks of cattle against hunters. The cost of a horsebox varies, with some being quite affordable, and others being far more expensive. A well-built horsebox trailer is a sound investment for anyone who wants to take their riding on the road more easily and can be enjoyed far longer than smaller, heavier vehicles.