TRAINING AND COMPETENCY
All transporters are responsible for the well-being of the horses during the transportation process. This includes pre-transportation care, loading, transport, unloading of the horses and post transport care. The owners and/or the custodial wagon driver of the horses are responsible to ensure that any person hauling their horses will not only be considered competent transporters, but also must ensure they are aware of their responsibilities, humane handling and all applicable regulations and codes of care.
FITNESS TO TRANSPORT
All horses must be free of injuries or conditions that would cause further pain and suffering during transport. The transportation of compromised animals must only occur after consultation with a veterinarian. (Refer to the Alberta Humane Handling Guidelines for Horses: Standards for the Care of Unfit Animals)
Any animals that are injured or became ill during transport must be attended to immediately.
When a trip exceeds 8 hours, horses must be allowed a minimum of 5 hours rest before competing.
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