How to Ensure That Your Horse Is Treated With Love and Respect Following Its Passing

It is said that a pet is a real member of the family, and certainly, their passing can represent an emotional time for everyone involved. Often, people can build up a real bond with their favourite animal and this is especially the case when it comes to a horse. These animals represent a significant investment in terms of not only money and resources, but love as well and owners should not only expect but insist that they are treated with great respect and care following their death. If you're unfortunate enough to be in this position, you will be looking for a top-quality horse cremation service, so what should you be considering as you make plans?

What to Watch Out For

It's unfortunate, but there are some services in the marketplace that are offered by organisations that run slaughter services and are even part of the food chain industry, which may not provide you with the standard of care and devotion that you should be seeking. Make sure that you do plenty of research and find out exactly where your chosen cremation service is and what they offer.

Do Plenty of Research

You need to be looking for dedicated equine crematoria that have a very high reputation and adhere to top-quality standards. You want to be sure that your horse will be looked after lovingly and, most importantly, individually when it comes to the process.

Best Practices

Your chosen supplier should agree to collect the horse or pony from your stables, vet's office or wherever it may lie in a specially designed trailer transporter. The horse should undertake the journey to the crematorium by itself and not be part of a group delivery.

You want to ensure that the animal is cremated individually in its entirety. 

You will also want to receive their ashes and get a certification from the crematorium that you did so. Some less than reputable outlets may "split" the ashes of a particular animal and return some to you and some to another owner. In this way, they can fool the owners into thinking that the horse was respectfully cremated, while in truth it may have been diverted for other purposes.


You may also be able to get a specially designed casket with an engraved plate and should ask if you can get the horse's shoes returned as well. Usually, these will be cleaned and polished and can then provide you with a loving keepsake of your former pet.