If you’re moving with horses to a new home, thorough planning and preparation is very important. Many horses travel frequently, however, each move can be different.
Before you begin moving and transporting your horse, find out what documentation is required to enter or travel through each state, as regulations differ throughout the United States. You’ll need to check health requirements. Common documentation required when traveling with a horse includes: certificate of vet inspection, coggins test, brand inspection card, and possibly a passport health certificate.
How do you transition a horse to a new home?
Once you arrive at the horse’s new home, whether it’s a stable or a pasture, acclimate them slowly to the new environment. If there’s other horses, after a few days, begin to integrate the new horse.
What is the first thing to do when you bring a horse home?
Have a generous amount of hay, or a pasture that’s plentiful with grass, and a good supply of water and shelter.
How long does it take for a horse to get used to a new home?
If the horse is moving with its current owners, than the transition period will generally be less than if the horse is moving to a new home with new owners. It usually takes between 6 months to 1 year for a new owner to get used to and trust its new horse, however the horse will have already figured out its new owner within less time.