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    06-24-2009, 11:04 PM
Help please? Shipping horses

From the Mainland to Hawaii a 'while' we'll be moving to the Big Island of Hawaii.
Unforutunately I'm going to be selling Sammy and Red Man (well, finding a REAL forever and ever home for Sam if he's still alive and selling Red), only taking Loki with me. I can't afford to bring more than one horse, Sam is far to old to make such a trip and I can honestly find a colt like Red anywhere.
Could someone give me a little more info on shipping horses overseas? I'm horrifyingly nervous about it, Loki is my absolute rather-be-homeless-than-be-without-him horse. I really want to make sure he's safe throughout the trip.

I really don't know when we'll be moving. I do WANT to move, the life I could live their is really ideal and I can bring my precious Loki with me. But we will be doing it, it's weird thinking about it. O_O
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    06-24-2009, 11:15 PM
Green Broke
Well, I have never shipped a horse over seas before. But I have heard of people doing it.

There is a pretty big driving show near where I live, and Most of the competitors live in Ireland, or Germany ect. 'Over there'.
And they ship there horses on a big airplane. However, the plane is probably a private one they own. Not commercial. (I think that's what you're going to be doing, commercial air line?)

Anyways, I guess its more common then you would think. I have heard that mostly all of the BIG air planes have stalls under the plane, where the horses go when traveling.

If you don't know much about it, I would contact someone from the airline company you're going to fly through and ask them about it. It wouldn't hurt.

Hope everything goes well when you do decide to move! I would LOVE to live In Hawaii. But its just to dang hot for me! Hehe
    06-24-2009, 11:27 PM
Green Broke
Well I know a little about it, because my grandfather helped to the enicial desgining of it! The horse goes into a stall that is like really small, just like a trailer stall, only closed in. And they are then lifted by crain into the plane, and then shipped over. They can't move around, because that would be way to dangourus. And acctaully I have never heard of comercial airliines doing horses. You have to get a specialtiy horse shipping horse service.
    06-24-2009, 11:31 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
And acctaully I have never heard of comercial airliines doing horses. You have to get a specialtiy horse shipping horse service.

Interesting. Maybe the person I talked to didn't know what they were talking about. Hah.

Sorry for the mix up if I am wrong!!
    06-24-2009, 11:41 PM
Green Broke
We all get told wrong things! :P people say stupid stuff sometimes! Wow four s's in a row! Haha! You might be right, but I never see horse boxs getting loaded up when I'm looking out the window, lol
    06-25-2009, 10:06 PM
Green Broke
That is very true!! I've never thought about that!^
    06-26-2009, 08:57 AM
We've shipped horses from the USA over here to Europe. They do come in an airplane! There are several very reputable international shippers that will handle all of the details for you. We have been happy with the company we have used and they also operate a large quarantine center in Oklahoma. We happen to live in a EU country which does not require a quarantine period so our horses don't have to stay for the required period of time at the center before they are taken down and flown out of Houston. However, many countries require a 30-90 day period and you will need to check what the customs regulations are for Hawaii. I was recently in Hawaii and rode a Canadian horse that had just been imported. The owner told me their cattle and horses come by ship rather than airplane.
I might suggest getting in touch with The Parker Ranch (Island of Hawaii). They can refer you along to someone who can help you. They are nice friendly folks who love what they do. Hawaii Tours & Shopping at Parker Ranch, Big Island Hawaii
Good luck.
    06-26-2009, 09:06 AM
Info on the quarantine process-

Hawaii Quarantines Incoming Horses for Rabies
    06-26-2009, 11:50 AM
Green Broke
Yea, you might want to see what the quarintine time is!
    06-28-2009, 02:25 AM
When my Friesian (RIP) was flown from Holland to Cali, it was through JETPETS | Los Angeles | Animal Transportation | Equine Transport not sure if that would help you at all, but figured I'd post it in case it does :) I know it's very expensive to bring horses to Hawaii, at least, I've heard it is. My brother in law plans to move there, and it's going to cost a ton for them to bring their dogs with them (they won't be taking their horse and donkey)

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