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This is Equo: Equine Transport Redefined

June 14, 2019

Passion for the equine world is undoubtedly a matter of the heart. The care, admiration, and love we have for horses defines our priorities, putting their health, happiness, and safety at the very top. Just like a parent trusts the designated driver that takes their kids to school, soccer practice, and events, a horse owner[...]

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5 Equestrian Instagrams All Horse Lovers Should Follow

June 14, 2019

 

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Transportation Platforms You Need To Know About

June 14, 2019

 

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5 things to make your horse happy

June 14, 2019

 

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5 major benefits of becoming an Equo driver

June 14, 2019

Do you enjoy working on your own schedule? Are you sick of having to quote and wait for payments? Do you like driving safely backed up by technology and a whole team of horse loving professionals? You’re in the right place; Equo is what you’re looking for! Register to drive with your vehicle information, Drivers[...]

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How It Works

June 14, 2019

How Equo Works: For Riders

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5 Tips for long-distance horse transport

June 14, 2019

horse transportation can be a very entertaining and fun experience, but long-distance joruneys can take a big toll on the animal and on you! Especially if you’re not doing the driving yourself. Choosing the right shipping company and taking the right precautions are the key to a successful cross-country trip so here are 5 awesome tips[...]

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The Equo Smart Travel Checklist for Horse Transportation

June 14, 2019

This time of the year is huge for horse owners, it’s road trip season! The weather is starting to turn and haulers everywhere in America are getting ready to transport an estimated 1 million horses cross-country. Whenever you take your friends (or the kids) on a road trip there are a few essentials that you[...]

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Horse Transportation Safety: Our #1 Priority

June 14, 2019

Safety is in our DNA, we have a huge commitment to travel safety as a company and we’ve made it our number one priority. Our team is made up of horse owners, international show jumpers, veterinary specialists and horse lovers that understand how important safety, security and reliability are for both riders and drivers. We[...]

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Holiday Horse-Care Tips

June 14, 2019

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, activities such as shopping, wrapping gifts and planning forward to the various celebrations, consume most of your time. There are too many things to take into consideration, such as what guests to invite, what drinks to serve, what clothes to wear, etc. Having so many things going on in your[...]

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How Does Horse Transportation Actually Work?

June 14, 2019

According to the American Horse Council there are 58 million horses in the world, the majority of which are cared for by humans. At one point in history, if you wanted to transport your horse from one place to another, you simply saddled up and headed out. If you had to transport your horse across an ocean,[...]

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5 Things You Should Never Feed Your Horse

June 14, 2019

It is important to feed your horse special foods occasionally, they need a little treat every now and again. Nonetheless, horses should never eat some food at all. The following are some specific foods you should never feed your horse once you choose to give it some treats. 

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7 Greatest Reasons to Become an Equo Driver

June 14, 2019

Imagine a calm road ahead of you. You are driving steadily with the wind blowing through your hair as you listen to your favorite rock band. In front lay endless possibilities. You are sipping on your coffee, it’s sweet, and the sky unfolds before your eyes. Everything seems so vast. Now imagine doing this and[...]

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Equo Partners up with The Ridge Farm for the 2017 Palm Beach Series

June 14, 2019

Wellington is definitely one of the equestrian capitals in the US, if not the world and The Ridge Farm has been providing riders comfort and quality in equine competitions for decades. The 2017 Palm Beach series is shaping up to be one of the main events of the season and it’s a great opportunity for[...]

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How to Earn More Money With Your Horse Trailer

June 14, 2019

Investing in a horse trailer is a not an easy decision to make, especially when you know that the trailer will be parked somewhere for a better part of the year. What if there was a way for you to make money with your horse trailer when you weren’t planning on using it?  With Equo[...]

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Everything You Really Want to Know About Equo (But Didn’t Want to Ask)

June 14, 2019

(or) Let’s Talk About the Equo-Sized Elephant in the Room Equo, the world’s first on-demand horse shipping App, with the lofty goal of revolutionizing horse transportation through technology. Naturally, as with any new way of doing things, you have questions. You probably a few concerns, too. You might even have suspicions. Let’s talk about that.

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Winter Horse Care: 5 Key Tips to Follow

June 14, 2019

 Increase their food intake as it gets colder

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Natural Horse Trailer Loading

June 14, 2019

Horses are born genetically hardwired to resist going into trailers. Not knowing this fact is the number one reason most people have difficulty loading their horse. To a horse, a horse trailer looks like a big metal cave on wheels. Horses know that predators (mountain lions, bob cats, and wolves) that eat prey (horses) live[...]

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The Ultimate Equo FAQ

June 14, 2019

Why drive with Equo?

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How to Spot an Equo Driver

June 14, 2019

They don’t show up in uniform. They don’t drive a trademark fleet of vehicles. They don’t even have a company sticker on the driver’s side rear windshield.

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2017 Florida Winter Equestrian Guide

June 14, 2019

2017 is finally here and it’s starting off with a very exciting lineup of equestrian events! This winter season will be the biggest ever in Florida with major shows in Wellington, Ocala and Miami. Here is everything you need to know about last year’s big winners, what to expect this year and fun stuff to[...]

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The Horse Industry by the Numbers

June 14, 2019

Getting quick and clear answers to the question ‘how many horses are there in the US?’ is not as easy as you would think it is. The US Department of Agriculture conducts a census every 5 years through their National Agricultural Statistics Service division, the results from their research are limited but they are the[...]

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Thinking of becoming an Equo driver?

June 14, 2019

Earning money with your trailer has never been easier! Simply register on the Equo website and one of our associates will walk you through the application process. 

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Equo Is Offering FREE RIDES in Palm Beach County During Week 5 of WEF!

June 14, 2019

You read that right! We’re so sure you’re going to love Equo, we’re giving away rides all week long!

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Canadian Olympian Tiffany Foster Rides With Equo. You Should Too!

June 14, 2019

 

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Emily Moffitt and For Sale 6 Win $50,000 Equo Grand Prix CSI 2* at the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival

June 14, 2019

Week five of the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) concluded on Sunday, February 12, in Wellington, FL, with a win for Emily Moffitt (GBR) and Poden Farms’ For Sale 6 in the $50,000 Equo Grand Prix CSI 2*. 

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First Ride Free Ride!

June 14, 2019

We’re so sure you’re going to love Equo, that your first trip is on us!!

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39 Thoughts That Go Through a Rider’s Mind on Week 6 of WEF

June 14, 2019

 

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13 Tips to Prepare Your Horse for Long Distance Travel

June 14, 2019

Planning a road trip for your favorite 1,200-pound passenger? Here are 13 travel tips to get him from point A to point B safely and stress-free.

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Risk of Injury on a Trailer May Be More Closely Tied to Owner’s Actions than Previously Thought, Finds Study

June 14, 2019

Good horse owners have always done their best to prevent problems that can arise during shipping. But what practices you employ may be more important than ever, finds a recent study.

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Box Stalls: The Better, Safer Way to Ship on a Long Haul

June 14, 2019

Given the choice between driving across the country stuffed into a Mini Cooper or sprawled out in an RV, the overwhelming majority of people would choose the latter. Why should it be any different for your horses?

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The Slow Feed Hay Net Advantage

June 14, 2019

 

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Equo’s FREE RIDES Week Is Back and It’s Better Than Ever!

June 14, 2019

You read that right! Equo’s epic FREE RIDES Week is back again and this time we’re serving twice as many counties! From March 20–26, 2017, we’re offering FREE RIDES to all Equo users—new and existing—in South Florida’s Palm Beach County and Central Florida’s Marion County every day. That’s up to SEVEN FREE RIDES per user!

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GenerationNext: Adrienne Sternlicht

June 14, 2019

Millennials. They’re a generation as often maligned for their over attachment to SmartPhones as they are envied for the inherent ease at which they adopt new technology. In this new monthly series, Equo is turning the spotlight on the young riders who will shape the future of horse sport and carry us all into the[...]

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GPA, the Unlikely Link between Motor Sport and Horse Riding

June 14, 2019

It’s the head protection of choice for the French, Irish and Italian armies and the British, Norwegian and Italian police. Top Formula 1 drivers Gilles Villeneuve, Nelson Piquet, Jacques Laffite, Alain Prost and Sir Jackie Stewart wore them throughout their careers. And they’ve been seen on every Olympic equestrian podium since 2004.

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Equo Is Giving Away 2 GPA First Lady Helmets!

June 14, 2019

UPDATED: And the winners are…. Brenda Bui & Amie Fonder! Thanks to everyone who signed up for our GPA First Lady Helmet. Stay tuned for our next giveaway:)  At Equo, we believe safety is always in style—whether you’re shipping, riding or just spending time with your horse. 

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Daniel Bluman Believes in Equo

June 14, 2019

 

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Join the Equo Team

June 14, 2019

Equo Sales Associate About Us: Equo is a mobile app (both android and iOS devices) that connects horse owners, trainers, and riders with shippers all around the United States. Using cutting edge technology, our app allows users to request a trip from any starting point to any destination within the US and Canada, receive instant[...]

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GenerationNext: Lucas Porter

June 14, 2019

Millennials. They’re a generation as often maligned for their over attachment to SmartPhones as they are envied for the inherent ease at which they adopt new technology. In this monthly series, Equo is turning the spotlight on the young riders who will shape the future of horse sport and carry us all into the brave,[...]

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Force: Natural Enemy of the Horse

June 14, 2019

The use of force to get what you want is a paradox. You may initially get what you want. However, you will most often get any number of other things you don’t want. Although it can bring momentary desired results, force always leaves a backlash of deeply counterproductive side effects. This is true whether it’s[...]

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A Brief History on Horse Transport (and Why We’re Thankful for the Trailers of Today)

June 14, 2019

Ah, life before horse trailers.

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GenerationNext: Catherine Tyree

June 14, 2019

On January 14, 2016, Catherine Tyree realized every horse person’s worst nightmare.

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10 Trailer Loading Tips for the Difficult Horse with Jose Alejos

June 14, 2019

Ah, the cold, bad-mannered horse.

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Bandaging Best Practices for Shipping

June 14, 2019

For horses in transit, shipping bandages are an essential part of life. But do they really provide the support, compression, and protection they’re purported to for your precious cargo?

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Your Horse Is Never Wrong

June 14, 2019

Have you ever watched or ridden your friend’s horse and thought: “I wish my horse was like that?”

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Transporting Horses by Air for Dummies

June 14, 2019

By Olivia Wood Transporting a horse safely from destination to destination over land can be a potentially stressful undertaking.

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Do Horses Experience Motion Sickness?

June 14, 2019

I had a question about motion sickness, pertaining to horses in trailers traveling down windy roads. It was:

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Alexandra, the Great

June 14, 2019

It’s the horse boot of choice for international jumper riders McLain Ward, Kent Farrington, Jessica Springsteen, Rodrigo Pessoa and Margie Engle. 

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Win a Pair of EquiFit’s new Open Front MultiTeq Boots!

June 14, 2019

At Equo, we believe safety is always in style—whether you’re shipping, riding or just spending time with your horse. 

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GenerationNext: Kara Chad

June 14, 2019

Kara Chad’s career leapt onto the international stage when she was called up to be the traveling reserve for Canada’s Olympic show jumping team in Rio 2016.

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#ThoroughBredThursday

June 14, 2019

The Horse Rescue was founded on a mission to save Thoroughbreds from slaughter, rehab them from any injuries racing may have brought, and retrain them for second careers. 

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Why Groundwork Is So Important

June 14, 2019

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna Austria is considered by most to be the finest school of riding and horsemanship in the world. To become a member, learn classical dressage and master the art of training the great white Lipizzaners is for many the highest honor a human can achieve in the world of the[...]

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Light Up the Trailer for a Better Loading Experience

June 14, 2019

Anyone who has struggled to load a horse onto a trailer understands the inherent challenge and risks.

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Hurricane Emergency Safety Tips

June 14, 2019

With Hurricane Irma expected to make landfall in South Florida this weekend, Equo is working around the clock to safely evacuate horses from Palm Beach county and surrounding areas. If you need immediate help, please request a trip through the Equo App or call 1-844-378-6552.

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Generation Next: Mattias Tromp

June 14, 2019

After a successful junior career that included being part of gold-cup winning teams at the 2013 North American Young Riders Championships and the 2013 Young Rider’s Nation’s Cup, Mattias Tromp launched his professional career out of his North Salem-based Baeyart Farm. So far, Tromp’s career has seen some impressive placings, including winning the $50,000 Longines[...]

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Tips For Trailering Your Asthmatic Horse

June 14, 2019

Humans aren’t the only species that suffers from asthma. Your horse can, too. So what do you do when you need to put your asthmatic horse on a trailer?

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Meet Equo Driver Robert Cyrek!

June 14, 2019

Robert Cyrek is president of DMS Equine Transport and a partner driver with Equo. We asked him to share his experience working with the Equo App and how it has impacted his business. (Spoiler: it’s very positive!)

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#ThoroughBredThursday Lady found a new home!

June 14, 2019

The Horse Rescue was founded on a mission to save Thoroughbreds from slaughter, rehab them from any injuries racing may have brought, and retrain them for second careers. 

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10 Safety Tips for Horse Trailering

June 14, 2019

Are you doing things right when it comes to horse trailer safety?Despite good intentions, many people are making dangerous mistakes when they trailer their horses. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of our top 10 safety tips to make sure every ‘hitch up’ goes smoothly and without incident.

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Top 5 Tips To Prepare Your Horse For The Cold Weather

June 14, 2019

Winter is already coming and temperatures have dropped in many parts of the country. That’s right … winter is around the corner. With that in mind we offer you the TOP 5 tips on how you can keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of the season.

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Top Apps every rider must have!

June 14, 2019

Smartphones simplify transportation and daily activities. A simple call or text message can connect horses with rides and update someone in the barn area as to what is taking place in an arena. Social media took it one step further, allowing exhibitors and trainers to instantaneously share  results or leverage the power of their network[...]

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Five Quick Tips for Breeding Season

June 14, 2019

Are you new to breeding? Or maybe you have struggled to get your mare in foal year after year?

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WIN A VIP EXPERIENCE AND PRIVATE TRAINING DAY WITH DANIEL BLUMAN!

June 14, 2019

Equo is very excited to offer a VIP experience and private training day with Daniel Bluman! One lucky rider will win a full day of private mentorship with Daniel, including a riding lesson, lunch, and an opportunity to shadow Daniel during a training day at Bluman Equestrian! Learn the Bluman secrets to success and WINNING![...]

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How To Keep Your Horses Healthy

June 14, 2019

Horses are known for being hard workers, and we depend on them to do a lot. As durable and dependable as they are, however, horses still are capable of falling ill or getting hurt. Horse owners know that a sick or injured horse can be a big problem for a number of reasons, which is[...]

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Most Inspiring Events For Equestrians

June 14, 2019

Being an equestrian of any kind means having access to a whole world horseback activity. That is to say, it’s easy to appreciate all aspects of this world, from dressage to racing and hurdle jumping, because you understand the complexities of caring for and riding these magnificent animals. And there’s often nothing better than watching[...]

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Kent Farrington, Karen Polle and Daniel Bluman must-haves

June 14, 2019

It’s that time of year, when the wind starts getting chilly, horses start looking fuzzy and acting fresh and riders start thinking about heading south.

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Tech Innovations We Love – Some of Equo’s Top Picks For Items Beating Everyone To The Future

June 14, 2019

We are a hardcore group of tech-lovers here at Equo (what else would you expect from one of the leading equestrian app innovators?), so we are obsessed with other brands that are forward-thinking. We can’t get enough of companies that buck tradition when it comes to important issues like rider safety and horsemanship.

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What is The Cost of Transporting a Horse?

June 14, 2019

 

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