What to Know about Planning for Horse Cremation

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As a pet owner, you know when your pet may be reaching their final days. This could be due to age or to severe illness. One of the steps you may want to take is to plan your pet's cremation. This is especially true for larger animals, such as horses. If you are considering starting the planning process for your horse cremation services, here are some things that you need to know. By keeping these key points in mind, you can better understand and prepare for the planning appointment.

Transportation

One of the first things you will need to consider is the transportation for your horse. This is a service that many cremation and animal funeral homes do offer. In most cases, you will request the service as part of the planning process. When the day arrives, you will contact the service and let them know. A truck will arrive with an attached horse trailer that is completely closed for privacy. The driver will then transport your horse to the cremation site. In most planning packages, this step is covered as part of the service costs.

Memorial Urns

When you prepare for your horse's cremation, you will be told that an urn is necessary. This urn is usually a large box- or vase-style urn. There is usually a place for a picture of your horse, and some boxes have keepsake drawers for a horseshoe or another item. Keep in mind, most services will allow you to choose another urn if you don't prefer the one they have chosen for you. The memorial urn or stone you choose will cost an additional fee, but with careful planning, you can ensure it is ready for final engraving when the time comes.

Service Type

You will have a choice between several cremation services options. These options are a witnessed horse cremation, a private cremation, or a communal cremation. The private cremation includes only your horse and no other animals. It is the most common and concludes with your horse's ashes being available for pickup or sent to you. The witnessed cremation allows you to be present, like a traditional funeral service. The communal service places your horse with other horses in a mass cremation, with ashes sent to you following the service.

These are just a few of the things you need to know about planning for your horse cremation services. If you are ready to start, contact your local animal cremation service provider. They can help with horse cremation options and with questions you have regarding the entire process. They can also help narrow down urn choices and other additional services.

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