If you’ve recently bought your first horse and are looking to settle them into their new stable, or you’re looking to move them for the first time, then you’ll be thinking about buying a horsebox. It’s no secret that these are expensive, but there are some options that are available to you. This article will explore what those are, and why you might be needing a horsebox in the first place.
Why Invest in a Horsebox?
If you’ve got a horse, then you will need to travel with it at some point or another. Whether this is taking it from the stables to a field that is a short distance away, moving to a new stables, or you want to attend competitions and shows. You can’t get away from the fact that your horse will need to travel, even if it only once in a while. If that is the case, then you might get away with borrowing someone else’s horsebox or renting one for however long you need it, but if you’re going to be making trips on a regular basis, then you’ll need to invest in one for yourself.
Taking out a loan is a common way to finance a horsebox. Visit AFO to find out how they can match you with direct lenders who specialize in horsebox loans. All you need to do is input how much you are looking to borrow, over what period, and they will match you to a direct lender within their vast network. You can apply and be accepted for a loan within minutes, and this will give you the peace of mind in knowing that your finances are secure before you even start shopping around for a horsebox, so you know what you’ll be able to afford.
If you share a stable with a number of people, then you might want to consider pooling together for a horsebox, providing that you don’t all travel to the same competitions in one go. However, if you’re not going to be using it a lot, then having a ‘general use’ horsebox to take your horse here and there could be an option for you, providing that you are all able to share it fairly.
Consider Second Hand
If you’re considering buying your first horsebox, you should consider buying a second-hand one because it is much cheaper than a brand-new one. As long as the horse is comfortable and safe, there will be little difference for them, whether it is a brand-new one or not. You can always get a heating and cooling system installed if there isn’t one, and you live in a particularly extreme climate in the summer and winter months.
There are plenty of factors to consider when it comes to buying a horsebox; whether it is your first one, or you’re upgrading to a newer model, there are options available that will suit your needs so you can buy the horsebox that you want.