Australian Term: Float

A Horse Float is Used to Transport Horses - Often so People can go Riding Elsewhere.
A Horse Float is Used to Transport Horses – Often so People can go Riding Elsewhere.

There are instances in the Free Rein series where horses or ponies need to be relocated from one property to another. An example is when Geordie and Hannah get their first ponies. They have to be moved from Hannah’s Aunt Jan’s property, to Jacqui’s parents’ property, Genesis.

This can be done in a large vehicle that is able to fit many horses – a truck. For smaller numbers of horses, a float can be used. This is a trailer for horses that attaches to the back of a car.

A float may otherwise be known as a horse box or trailer. You can have a single horse float that houses only one horse. Or a double horse float, that is able to fit two horses in it. Floats can be angle loaders, in which the horses stand in them on an angle as they travel. Or horses can be loaded in straight, facing the back of the vehicle that is pulling them.

Horse floats are handy tools for moving horses to competitions or new homes. They need to be pulled by vehicles that can handle extra weight and have a tow ball to attach the float to.

The King family don’t have their own float. In instances when they need to transport horses, they hire a truck or borrow a friend’s float to do the job.

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