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post #1 of 8 Old 12-27-2011, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question Can I send her to America ?

Next year I have to go to America, for 5 weeks to see a friend and on business, and my mare will be exercised and fed by my mum. However, as any good rider would, I'll miss her badly. I was thinking, if I could get the cash, could I send my mare to America to be with me? And how much would it cost? Thanx.
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-27-2011, 09:43 PM
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Sapphire, if you are in another country besides the USA, you will probably have to quarantine your horse before you send her overseas and she'll have to be quarantined when she arrives here. I'm not sure how long this is required for, but I thought it was about 4-6 weeks. That means that for a 5 week stay in America, you wouldn't get to see her much anyway. For a 5 week stay I would leave her at home; it wouldn't be worth it, to me, because of the stress that the quarantines and travel would cause her.
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-27-2011, 09:49 PM
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For 5 weeks? That would be kind of silly. There is quarantine to go through like Ladytrails said, plus the fact it isn't like its a few hundred dollars. Its a large expense.

Leave your horse at home. If you really want to ride, go to a lesson barn, or go for a trail ride.
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-28-2011, 12:00 AM
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Are you in the UK or somewhere near there? I'm just going off of the way you worded your question. It costs several thousand dollars to import/export a horse, there is quarantine as well which is right near the amount of time you will spend in the States anyway. It's impractical to bring your horse over for a very brief period of time.
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-28-2011, 12:37 AM
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For airfare, it's about $5000 one way. Very cost prohibitive and while you can still ride your horse during quarantine at the facility it's kept at, you really got 10 grand kicking around?
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-28-2011, 03:11 AM
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yeah, I was going to say it's ballpark 10,000US$. Use the time to ride some other horses. For experience sake.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-28-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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I guess not then ... Though I can do some western riding there. Thanks for the input, I'd better start training up my mother :)
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-29-2011, 09:43 AM
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I shipped a horse from the US to the UK and no way would I recommend doing that for anything less than a very long-term stay. As far as I know, the quarantine period for mares coming into the US is two weeks. But depending on where the horse is going and coming from, it can have up to two weeks of traveling.
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