Towing horse floats

While driving recently on a secondary road in the semi-rural outskirts of Melbourne, I observed a float in a ditch separated from its towing vehicle and a horse prostrate on the ground (later to die). Something catastrophic appeared to have occurred: did the towing coupling become detached from the towbar while the vehicle was moving? …

Injury to horses in transit

The arrival of a newly acquired horse apparently sick or injured after a long trip from the seller’s place is upsetting for the buyer.  If the problem is serious, a vet’s opinion is needed quickly on the nature of the problem and its probable cause. If the problem is transport related, it is worth recalling…