Established in 1990, Equine Cremation Service was created with you, the horse enthusiast in mind. Owned and operated by the Shugart Family, we realized the bond between pets and their owners back in 1972 when we began our cremation service for small animals. After years of providing the finest aftercare for small animals, a decision was made to provide this same professional aftercare for the horse community. Our equine cremation facility is the only one of its kind in the southeastern United States. As a whole horse cremation facility providing private equine cremation services, our horse owners are comforted in knowing their beloved friend will be handled with dignity, care, and compassion.
Our equine services include a standard service, as well as a deluxe service. Deluxe services include a cremains burial lot in our Horseshoe Gardens, a granite marker with the horse's name and dates of birth and death, and can include other custom design options if you wish.
From start to finish, our trained and experience staff counselors are here to accommodate your specific needs. We offer compassionate dignified removal services utilizing our customized equine vehicle. And while most owners prefer that we come to their farm for removal, some choose to bring their beloved friend to us. A phone call is all that is required. Our dedicated staff will be here to meet you by appointment.
What does equine mean?
Any mammal that is a member of the horse family.
How do horses get cremated?
The horse is transported by a customized hearse trailer to the cremation facility. Upon arrival at the facility, the horse will be removed using custom-made forklift attachments to gently carry and glide the horse into the equine cremation chamber. Equine cremations work the same way as human cremation using a bigger industrial-grade cremation furnace for the larger horse carcass.
What are the types of equine cremation?
Private Horse Cremation: The horse is cremated individually. No other animals are mixed during the duration of the process. The cremated animal remains are then placed in an urn and returned to the owner.
Memorial Horse Cremation: Also called communal cremation, this is a cheaper alternative from private horse cremation. This style of cremation means that multiple animals are cremated simultaneously. After the cremation process, the owner will not get an urn, nor the animal cremains is returned to the owner but scattered to the pet cemetery grounds instead.