Horsebox Inspection

National Vehicle Inspections offers services for pre-purchase horsebox inspection via its team of specialists with years of experience in the industry. We perform detailed inspections and undertake comprehensive safety checks to help you make an informed decision regarding the purchase.

Make an informed decision and avoid potential issues with our cost-effective inspections.

Horsebox Safety Checks

Our services of horsebox inspection include performing various safety checks that ensure the vehicle is roadworthy and safe to drive. Our experts perform different horsebox safety checks on all components, including:

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Our licenced professionals check:

  • Tyre Depth
  • Tyre Pressure
  • Tyre Condition
  • Securing Bolts

We check the outer and inner surfaces of all tyres to ensure there are no:

  • Blebs
  • Cracks
  • Blisters


Our qualified experts check the chassis to ensure all the components are fitted safely and securely. We analyse:

  • Wheel Trims
  • Wheel Nut Tension

Horsebox Flooring

Before you purchase a horsebox, we carefully analyse the horsebox area floor, ascertaining there is no damage to it due to horse stamping or kicking. Our professionals undertake a visual inspection to check the internal horse area and underneath the floor. We also check for:

  • Rotting Signs
  • Damp Patches
  • Other Fastenings
  • Rotted Sub-frame
  • Cracks Around Bolts
  • Splintered Wood or Composite


Undertaking detailed checks, we inspect the ramps of horsebox, confirming there are no cracks around:

  • Hinges
  • Springs
  • Hydraulic Ram Mounts

Our experts understand that horsebox springs can become inefficient over time due to excessive usage; therefore, they carefully analyse their conditions to ensure the safe loading and unloading of horses.


We ensure all the windows in the horse area work efficiently with convenient opening and closing mechanisms. This check helps ensure the air draws across your horse before leaving through the roof vent or fan, providing an adequately ventilated environment for the horse for safe travelling.

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Other Essential Checks

Some of the other essential safety checks performed by our experts include:

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Our registered company strives to ensure the horsebox you are going to purchase is structurally reliable and has all the safety features. We examine the external and internal bodywork to ensure there are no signs of corrosion or any other damage. Carrying out careful checks, we ensure the floors, walls, and roof are sturdy enough to withstand your horse’s weight safely.

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Horsebox Safety Checks