Equine shipping agents know the best method to ship horses and all the aspects of the ports to which horses must travel. Equine shipping agents work with commercial freight firms as well as trucking and airline firms. They are responsible for the paperwork involving customs, shipping requirements, licenses, and even insurance. Equine shipping agents may work for large international or local equine transporting firms or act as an independent broker, handling either the import or export of horses for clients in the specific country or even abroad. An Equine shipping agent is involved in working with a variety of professionals such as shipping dispatchers, export and import agents, customs agents, import managers, and truck and van drivers.