The person driving your horse is probably the most important variable in the horse transport equation. If you truck with Lockehaven Farm, Phil will be transporting your horse. Phil has spent a lifetime around horses. He grew up in Georgia, Vermont with Belgian draft horses. As a young adult, Phil worked for Eastern servicing dairy farmers in the New Hampshire and Vermont area.
At Eastern, Phil met his wife, Emilie, and they both left Eastern to run their own dairy farm. As is the case with many small dairy farms in the 70's and 80's, they had to sell their cows and get out of farming. After a short vacation, Phil became a police officer.
Phil was a cop in Haverhill, New Hampshire until he took a position with the Lebanon Police Department and moved his family to Enfield, NH. Throughout his 17 year tenure in police work, Phil built his families home and farm to what it is today. Over the years, the farm has been home to many horses, including Belgians, warmbloods, and thoroughbreds.
Phil understands a nervous horse and has the patience and understanding to calm them. He will train a nervous horse to load, not force them on the trailer. If you need emergency transportation, Phil is available day or night, rain or shine and will make sure that your sick or injured horse is comfortable and delivered as quickly and as safely as possible to those who can help.
With larger trucking companies, its hard to rest assured that the person responsible for taking your horse across the country has you and your horse's best interest in mind. Phil's lifetime of animal experience, his trustworthiness and proven reputation as a public servant, and his commitment to keeping horse and owner safe and comfortable sets him apart in the horse trucking business. Our customers agree, and we think you will too.