Silvester Norton, dignified, respectful equine transport and cremation service nationwide.
Be it planned, or unforeseen, we will be with you each step of the way, ensuring the utmost care for your special friend.
A Personal Service
Losing an equine companion is an extremely difficult experience to go through due to them often being not only a pet, but also a friend and family member. Silvester Norton are a dignified and respectful equine transport and cremation service. We offer our services nationwide and operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Making the decision can be hard, and something no horse owner should have to go through alone. We will be with you each step of the way ensuring the care of you loved horse throughout this time.
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Equine Body Casting - How Hoofing!
Hoof castings are a beautiful way to hounour a special friend. We can create your piece in many different materials and alloys as well as being able to choose a bespoke base.
Can I call in an emergency?
Yes, do not hesitate to call if you need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have a team on hand ready, call 07883 445230.
Do you cover my area?
Whilst we serve Berkshire, Hampshire & Surrey daily, we can work nationally, or call us and maybe we can recommend somebody in your area.
What happens on arrival?
Once we arrive onsite, we typically meet with your vet as this can be a difficult time for owners. We will bring our trailer to the location of your horse or veterinary surgery. Once safely secured we ask if you would like to say a final good bye before leaving location.
What happens on departure?
When we leave site, fully dependant on your wishes, there are a number of options that are available for equine after care that we will discuss with you so you can make the choice that suits you best. We will never carry any other horse alongside yours, we always provide a personal service.
I would like a home burial for my horse?
Burying your horse at home is sometimes the most personal way you can manage the aftercare of your loved horse when the time comes. We have excavators ready to help you prepare the final resting place, whether it be a woodland or meadow (please note DEFRA Approval Req).
Who needs to be involved?
If you are happy for your horse to be euthanised by humane means then that is a method we can arrange for you on your behalf. If you wish your companion to be euthanised by your vet, you will need to contact your vet who will carry this out, we are unable to carry this out. Should you wish to be present you are welcome, however if you would rather not we would be more than happy to hold your companion for your vet while they carry out their procedure.
What is 'disposal only' ?
If cremation isn't for you then we have options available for you. DEFRA & APHA (Animal & Plant Health Association) only permit livestock to be disposed of in a number of ways to protect our environment and our precious ecosystems.
If my horse is cremated how long will it be for the return of the ashes?
If cremation and the return of the ashes is your chosen route it will take 5-10 working days to return them to you.
When do I need to pay for the services chosen?
The term of payment will be included in your invoice dependant on the pathway you have chosen and we are more than happy to discuss this with you.
Important things to be aware of
If your horse is put down by your vet and chemicals utilised, it is the law in the UK that you have to have your pet cremated.
Silvester Norton do not sell any animal by products.