While a brand new horseboxes does have huge appeal, and our wide range of bespoke horseboxes here at Cookes Coachbuilders can be customised to your request, there’s still a case to be made for exploring the second hand market if you’re working to a tight budget. In this blog post we’ll delve into the benefits of choosing a pre-owned horsebox, and we at Cooke Coachbuilders can help you find the perfect one.

The most obvious advantage of choosing a second hand horsebox is cost savings. Second hand horseboxes can be considerably cheaper than a brand new one. If you’re on a tight budget, spending less frees up valuable funds for other aspects of horse ownership, like competition entries or high quality veterinary care. Alongside this cost saving, a well cared for second hand horsebox has already undergone the crucial break-in period. Any potential issues would have likely surfaced already and been addressed by the previous owner, giving you a reliable vehicle with a known history.

Additionally, choosing pre-owned lowers your overall environmental footprint. Rather than buying something new, you’re giving a perfectly functional vehicle a new lease on life, minimising the need for additional manufacturing resources and energy consumption.

While there are undeniable upsides to choosing to go with a used vehicle, purchasing second hand still requires a degree of caution:

A pre-purchase inspection by a qualified mechanic familiar with horseboxes is a must. This makes sure that the vehicle is in good working order, free of hidden damage, and meets all safety regulations. Make sure to ask for the service history and any receipts for repairs or replacements. This provides valuable insight into the horsebox’s maintenance and identifies any potential areas of concern. Also, when buying your vehicle, opt for reputable sources like horsebox dealerships or experienced owners known for taking good care of their vehicles. Lucky, at Cooke Coachbuilders we have a wide range of second hand horseboxes which have been carefully inspected by our team.

To see our full range of used horseboxes, of if you’re looking for a custom built model, get in touch with a member of our team on 01270 588598 today.