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    Default Horsebox - internal height advice

    Can someone please advise me as to how high the inside of a horsebox should be for a 16.2 horse. I tried my horse in a box yesterday (3.5t) and although it measured higher than the inside of a trailer it still seems quite low, perhaps just me being paranoid as usual but any advice would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Horsebox - internal height advice

    When I was looking 7 ft 4 seemed to be the norm for 16.2 - 17hh horses.

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    Default Re: Horsebox - internal height advice

    The normal internal height for a Renault Master is 7' or 6'10", this would take no more than 16hh really. I have a high top Renault Master and it has 7'10" of head room, which is nearly as much as Oakley horse boxes!

    We used to have a VWLT35 and that was 7' also.

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    Default Re: Horsebox - internal height advice

    We have 8' in our 7.5t....but that is exceptional 7'3" or so should be adequate

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    Default Re: Horsebox - internal height advice

    The box is a little over 7ft (say about 7ft2), this should be ok then? I was just looking at him thinking OMG if he had a fit and flung his head up would it go through the roof. He is very good in a box though and ive never had any problems with him, and he will obviously be in there on his own due to the size of the box.

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    Default Re: Horsebox - internal height advice

    If he's a good traveller then I would say you would be fine. Our old lorry only had about 7', maybe a bit less, and my 16.3hh WB travelled in it okay

    As a guide...the Ifor Williams HB505 (suitable for horses upto 16.2hh) has headroom of about 7'1"

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    Default Re: Horsebox - internal height advice

    Our lorry that's for sale is 8ft good for my biggies.

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    Default Re: Horsebox - internal height advice

    Bateson Deauville & Ascot Trailers have an internal height of 7'03" & say it is suitable for up to 17h horses. I have a 16h2" and I wouldn't want him to travel in anything lower than 7'00". I always travel mine with a poll guard on anyway, just incase.

    When you measured it it will appear lower than a trailer due to the box being wider & it gives the illusion of being lower. Anything over 7' should be fine...8' fantastic.

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    Default Re: Horsebox - internal height advice

    It you are worried use a poll guard
    I was Thistle, then I was beauchamps, now I seem to be Thistle again. If only rewinding in real life was so easy!

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    Default Re: Horsebox - internal height advice

    my box is 7ft 4 high and fits up to 17hh wont really travel much bigger in it

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