Horse Transport FAQs

Kaiser Equine Transportation offers safe and reliable horse transportation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have regarding our equipment and other transport related subjects.

When you are shopping around for a carrier, you should always make sure they are licensed and insured. Not just in the state of origin, but also in the states in transit. Licensed and insured carriers are federally regulated and have to meet set standards on how they operate and maintain their equipment. Also their drivers are held to very strict regulations, such as hours a driver can drive on one shift. That is why most commercial carriers run team drivers. Regulated carriers must qualify drivers for experience and training. This also includes mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

We use a late model 15 horse Tractor-Trailer with air-ride suspension, and smaller 5 horse head-to-head trailer for local and short distance hauls.

Our company carries physical liability insurance as required by the FHWA and the State of Texas. Horses are shipped under their declared value provision as specified on our Bill of Lading. We recommend to arrange a supplemantal trip insurance for sickness and injurythrough your equine insurance agent. We will be glad to help!

We regularly check on the horses every 5-6 hours. Hay nets and water buckets are maintained throughout the trip. Electrolytes are provided when necessary. If a serious problem should occur, we will contact a vet immediately.

Each horse must have a current health paper and a coggins in order to be shipped. These papers must go with the horse!

The shipper and the receiver can expect a phone call at least two hours before pickup and delivery. This call is usually made to obtain directions and inform the parties that the truck is in the area.

We do not recommend wraps for trips over 18 hours, for the horses safety and health. Wraps have come undone and the horse will hurt itself or another horse kicking to shed the wrap.

All rigs are equipped with the latest GPS system, allowing instantaneous updates as to the location of each rig while in route. Rig managers are available via cell phones for up-dates during a shipment. Rig managers are encouraged to keep in contact with shippers and receivers to provide updated ETA schedules.

All shipments are individually quoted. Prices are determined by the stall size selected by the customer : stall and a half or a box stall or a charter load, as well as  location and number of head shipped.