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Top 5 Tips To Prepare Your Horse For The Cold Weather

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...

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USA to Europe: Flying with Horses!

USA to Europe: Flying with Horses

Shipping horses by ground transport is a familiar thing for most equestrians, but the process of flying with horses is still a mystery to most of us.

Eden Pessin,...

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Save Your Local Tack Shops!

Guide on How To Be A Small Business’ Favorite Customer

There is no doubt the past few months have hit everyone hard, and small businesses especially are struggling to stay on their feet. Horse show...

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Barn Safety for Kids

As we prepare to return to the barn and horse shows, after several weeks for many of us, there will be no one more excited and enthusiastic than kids.

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

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...

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Kent Farrington, Karen Polle and Daniel Bluman must-haves

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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Most Inspiring Events For Equestrians

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,...

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How To Keep Your Horses Healthy

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...

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

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,...

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Five Quick Tips for Breeding Season

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

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Top Apps every rider must have!

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....

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10 Safety Tips for Horse Trailering

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...

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#ThoroughBredThursday Lady found a new home!

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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Tips For Trailering Your Asthmatic Horse

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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Generation Next: Mattias Tromp

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...

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Hurricane Emergency Safety Tips

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...

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Light Up the Trailer for a Better Loading Experience

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

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Why Groundwork Is So Important

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...

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#ThoroughBredThursday

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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GenerationNext: Kara Chad

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

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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Alexandra, the Great

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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Do Horses Experience Motion Sickness?

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

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Transporting Horses by Air for Dummies

By Olivia Wood

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

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Your Horse Is Never Wrong

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

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Bandaging Best Practices for Shipping

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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GenerationNext: Catherine Tyree

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

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Force: Natural Enemy of the Horse

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...

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GenerationNext: Lucas Porter

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...

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Join the Equo Team

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...

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Equo Is Giving Away 2 GPA First Lady Helmets!

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...

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GPA, the Unlikely Link between Motor Sport and Horse Riding

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,...

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GenerationNext: Adrienne Sternlicht

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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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13 Tips to Prepare Your Horse for Long Distance Travel

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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First Ride Free Ride!

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

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

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...

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

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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Thinking of becoming an Equo driver?

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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The Horse Industry by the Numbers

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...

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2017 Florida Winter Equestrian Guide

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....

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How to Spot an Equo Driver

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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The Ultimate Equo FAQ

Why drive with Equo?

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Natural Horse Trailer Loading

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...

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Winter Horse Care: 5 Key Tips to Follow

 Increase their food intake as it gets colder

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

(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....

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How to Earn More Money With Your Horse Trailer

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...

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

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...

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7 Greatest Reasons to Become an Equo Driver

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...

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5 Things You Should Never Feed Your Horse

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...

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How Does Horse Transportation Actually Work?

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...

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Holiday Horse-Care Tips

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...

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Horse Transportation Safety: Our #1 Priority

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...

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The Equo Smart Travel Checklist for Horse Transportation

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...

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5 Tips for long-distance horse transport

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....

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How It Works

How Equo Works: For Riders

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5 major benefits of becoming an Equo driver

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?...

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This is Equo: Equine Transport Redefined

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...

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