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post #11 of 14 Old 01-09-2013, 02:02 AM
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I think it really depends on the resources you have available. I wouldn't be asking myself how far I could drive, but rather, how you are going to get the horse home. I'd drive a pretty good ways for the right horse. However, I already know I can't haul the horse myself. If you are having to pay someone to haul for you, then you have to take that cost into consideration. Most likely, the further you get away from you, the more expensive it is going to be.

You may be able to find someone that charges you a flat rate. Just to move the horses I already own from one barn to another (15 minutes away from each other) I got $5 per loaded mile and the cheapest flat rate I got was $50. This was for two horses. Also, sometimes sellers are willing to haul for you for a price. You should probably find out what you have available in regards to hauling before you go look at a horse that is very far away.

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post #12 of 14 Old 01-09-2013, 02:06 AM
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We went 200 for our last horse, but I could see myself going 300-400miles, if I was even pretty sure that it would be "the one". Good horses can be hard to find, so it'd be worth it to spend a day or two driving. :)

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post #13 of 14 Old 01-09-2013, 02:54 AM
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It depends on how your criteria limit your "selection" - I have gone as far as 1200 miles to get a filly w the bloodlines I wanted. On the other hand, the filly I recenlty got was primarily for a companion for my mare - she was only 275-ish miles away. It isn't the initial outlay, it is the upkeep...as they say. You'd have to weigh the overall expense of hauling and looking vs the horses in your area that you feel are too expensive. Either way, it sure is fun to shop! Have fun!

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post #14 of 14 Old 01-09-2013, 04:46 PM
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Depends on what you can do. You can find some incredible shippers at really great rates.
I've bought from California, South Dakota, and Minnesota, which is part near across the North American Continent. LOL
I don't limit my search areas - If I find the right horse, it's worth being shipped 3000km.

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