Operation Horse n Tennessee has begun...sorry...retired active duty :). Schedule is to start the hunt on the 15th; hotel is booked; will be driving since driving will cost about a tenth of the flight. Why is it I can get a round trip flight to Washington state for about $350, a cross country flight, but it would cost over $700 pre-tax to go from Maryland to Tennessee? The drive is only 8 hours on good highway, so, I will enjoy the trip. Trainer has already indicated, as I asked just in case, three equine vets that can do the x-rays, among other things, including telling me which one she uses on a routine basis in order to avoid a conflict of interest. She will transport at no charge for the PPE if it comes to that. Looks like three, possibly four horses will be on the list.