08-17-2012, 02:49 PM
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First time I've ever heard such a thing. Many Gypsies are not handled at all in the UK, yet we round them up, put them on trucks, take them sometimes hundreds of miles to the airport, give them the required bath, walk them up a ramp into the plane and take off for the US. Arriving here, they are again loaded into horse trailers and taken to quarantine, which might be hours away.
Incidentally, my daughter on a trip to the UK, helped a breeder round up a herd of yearlings from a field. Just pulled the truck up to the gate, pushed them all towards the truck and every one jumped in as though they had done it many times before. I have pictures too. I also have movies of a whole plane load of Gypsies - many of them babies, going up the ramps and into planes.
After quarantine, they are again hauled by road, to the new owner's farm. Having had many breeds, I have found Gypsies to be THE easiest to trailer. Who is this pro hauler? I will add him to our list of haulers on our Gypsy forum, as one who will not haul Gypsies. We have had many horses hauled to our farm by different haulers. Every one of them, said they wished all breeds were as easy as that.