Starting Horse Trailer Rental Business

If you want to start a horse trailer rental business, you will need to find a reputed seller or manufacturer of the trailers. You need to purchase several trailers to meet with the specific needs of your customers.

Work out the plan and apply for loans. You can also create a website to reach a wider market.

Horse Trailer Rental Business

Why would you want to start a horse trailer rental business? Well, rentals are always a great option for those who can’t afford to buy one and in most cases, it’s a cost effective choice when the customer doesn’t use the trailer often. You expect horse owners to rent out a trailer when taking their horses to the equine vet, to a show, to trail riding, and other places. There are many models and brands of horse trailers that you can choose from like Featherlite, Sundowner, Bloomers, C&B Mavericks, Sooner, and Exiss.

A horse trailer is also called a horse van and is primarily used for transporting horses. Their designs and sizes usually vary. Some trailers can hold two to three horses and you will only need a pickup truck to pull it. You can also find gooseneck designs and semi-trailers. You can have to get trailers that are exclusively for horses, to provide safety and comfort. The windows and vents of these horse trailers are usually adjustable. A suspension is also designed to give the horses a smooth and stress-free ride. Use the internet to find the best trailers in the market. With this kind of business, you will need to get several trailers that come in different sizes and designs. This will allow you to offer a wide range of products to customers.

Things to Do

Before you proceed, you will need to create a business plan. This is only possible once you’ve conducted a thorough market research. You have to make sure that there are horse ranches and owners in your area or in nearby places. It would be best to create a website. You can hire a web designer to help you in creating the business’s website. All your trailers should be posted on the site, including the details.

Have a contact number where your clients can reach you. The right location is vital as well, and you need to pick a large land space. You have the office at the front portion or the sides. There should be a garage for the trailers to protect your investment from bad weather. Hire a mechanic and 1-3 employees to help you with the daily operations. You will also have to decide on the rental rates and whether or not you will provide for the driver. There are many things you need to address and when everything is set, you can now start promoting your new rental business. You can mount posters or billboards on the sides of the trailers for mobile advertising.

1 Comment

  • Yanga said on July 31, 2012
    my friend and I, are thinking of opening a trailer hiring business in Umtata, Eastern Cape in South Africa. we are both unemployed, so we need information on how, where to start, and some advice.


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