How to Maintain your Horsebox
The Horsebox upkeep and maintenance is necessary to prevent a breakdown on the road with your horse in tow. Taking proper care of your horsebox will also help to protect your horse from accidentally being injured because of a poor maintenance schedule of your horsebox. In addition to maintenance take out a good level of horsebox insurance to protect against loss or damage.
What should be checked before loading your horse into the box?
A pre-trip inspection of your horsebox will help to ensure you and your horse will make it to the destination without a problem occurring. Things to look at include;
There are items that do not need to be checked before each time you use the horsebox, but should be added to the list of inspection on a bi-annual basis to make sure of the structural integrity of the box.
What to do after each use of the horsebox
After you return home from a show and unload the horse, the horsebox has to be cleaned. This includes removing all the mats if present from the interior and power washing both the interior and exterior of the trailer along with any mats used on the interior.
After the horsebox has been cleaned, it has to be dried. Wood will rot if left wet and metal will rust. The metal parts can be wiped down with a shammy while the wood can be dried by placing a fan on it.
By performing the proper Horsebox upkeep and maintenance on a regular basis you will always know the condition of it. This makes it more likely you will get to where you are going and back again successfully unless you have an unforeseen blowout.