Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
Just a caution on using the cheapest transport you can find. I have heard a plethora of horror stories about transporting horses on the cheap and myself have had a horse in a trailering accident when hiring transport (not even on the cheap!).
Paying a couple hundred dollars extra and having a horse arriving in good shape, without shipping fever, and in one piece is way cheaper than dealing with an underweight horse with pneumonia on the back end of a $500 trip.
You are very very right. I Have researched every possible method and I just don't think I can wing it financially...it is SO expensive with the cost of fuel. :( I talked to my trainer last night about selling him. :( We shall see. I did however look around for trainers in NE Ohio, and found one in particular that has a great reputation, so if nothing else I can lease or just lesson for the time being.