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25 Sep 2013

Horseboxes: More choice than ever before for the buyer

Horseboxes: More choice than ever before for the buyer

Thanks to the convenience of the web, anyone who is looking at horseboxes at the moment will truly be spoiled for choice. The days when we went to a local dealership and only had four or five options to choose from are long gone now, a fact which means every potential buyer will be able to find the perfect box at a price that easily fits into their budget range.

There was a time when buying such items involved several days of searching, and in most cases also meant the purchaser had to cover huge distances in order to see all of the horseboxes that might or might not have been suitable. It was frustrating and costly, but in those days of course there was no other choice. That is not the case now, thankfully.

It should be pointed out, however, that having such an excellent choice can bring its own problems with it. For those who have trouble making their minds up when faced with a major purchase, it can be exceptionally difficult to settle on one box rather than any of the others. Decisive action is needed at times, but that’s not always easy for some men and women.

Shop around for the best boxes at the lowest prices

If you look at a horsebox sales website these days, especially one that deals in second hand models, you will see a huge range of boxes. They are available in all shapes and sizes, from a number of manufacturers and with varying mileage figures. Although decisions do of course need to be made, it still makes sense to shop around before parting with any money.

One of the most common mistakes made by buyers, especially those who are new to the equestrian community, is buying a horsebox that’s either too small or too large for their needs. This is one issue which all purchasers, whether they are experienced or not, should be taking seriously, because an error can prove to be rather costly in the long term.

In many ways, you should be using the same thought processes when buying a horsebox as you would use if you were purchasing a used car. You should think hard about the mileage figures, the service history and the overall condition of the bodywork. Remember, a box is pretty much a lorry which has been adapted for horses, so great care will always be needed.