Hey all. I'm going to spend the summer in Alabama with my granddad and there's a woman there with a few horses she's agreed to let me ride/train while I'm there. I need to ship my aussie saddle and some other tack down there, but I'm not entirely sure about how best to package it and what sort of padding or covers to use. Any input from those who may have shipped a saddle in the past (or recieved one via the mail)? Should I box the saddle separately from my other tack (bridle, saddle pad, girth, rope halter and lead, helmet, boots) or stuff them all in together?
Also, what's the price ballpark for shipping a saddle? Do you think it would be above or below $50?