Do you know what is needed to travel a horse on a short journey, long journey or abroad?
Transporting Horses is the go to guide, explaining the requirements for you as a groom and the person who owns the vehicle.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DRIVE?
Do you know what license, welfare qualifications or professional qualifications that you need to drive each type of vehicle?
Depending on which type of vehicle you use to transport horses, you will need one of a variety of driving licences.
There are some additional requirements for those that drive horses for 'reward'. If you are a groom you are most likely to be driving for economic gain and thus probably must more than just a driving license.
There are a number of legal requirements that must be fulfilled before a vehicle is allowed to be driven on the road.
Animal welfare legislation requires anybody who transports horses in connection with an economic activity to hold a Certificate of Competence for the handling and transporting of horses.
This page covers regulations and requirements surrounding animal welfare and how it affects you and the vehicle you are driving.
There are responsibilities that the driver, groom, attendant groom and the employer or vehicle owner must adhere to. Everything is fine until something goes wrong - so protecting yourself for every 'what if' is critical.
Some things are critical to check for both your vehicle and yourself before you transport horses.
Transporting horses outside of the UK can be complex! There are many rules and regulations that you must adhere to.
TRAVELLING ABROAD: YOU
When transporting horses internationally, it can be easy to get caught up in all the requirements for your horses and forget about yourself.
Some transport horses as part of their day-to-day responsibilities, but others make a career out of it.
What do I need to remember for travelling in the UK and abroad.