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    04-10-2011, 07:30 PM
Unhappy I found the PERFECT horse ((with a huge BUT))

He's 3000 miles away. Almost literally. I'm on the other side of the country! (+ south)

His breeder is someone I've admired for years! I loove her stallion, and there a just so few foals by him- recently she lost him to colic :(

Anyways, We've talked on the phone for hours on end, we share the same training pricipals and really just got along fabulously. It would be so awesome to own this horse. And I'm compleatly smitten.

I knew that shipping would be expensive, so I made sure he was $1000 less them my asking price. I then realized that this may not be enough, so I put aside another $500.

Today, I found out that the lowest quote with a shipper is... Get this: $2500!
The lowest!

I really can't afford that, and it breaks my heart. Worst thing is she does have another buyer lined up, and was holding the horse in hopes I could get him.

I don't even know what to do. I've been looking for 2 years for the perfect horse. Found him- now I can't get him because of shipping! **Pulls out hair**

Sympathy or suggestions would be greatly appreciated...
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    04-10-2011, 07:36 PM
Green Broke
Could you maybe meet half way with her or a shipper??
    04-10-2011, 07:38 PM
Sadly I don't really trust myself with a trailer... And I think after how much she's bumped down the price for me it'd really be unfair to ask for more DX

Thanks for the suggestion though,
    04-10-2011, 07:43 PM

Are you actually me in disguise? I swear it's so.

There's filly I'm looking at who is 2500 miles from me. I was really hoping that shipping would be less then what you are saying it is... I haven't gotten replies from any of the places I've requested quotes from, now you're starting to scare me.

Sorry to hear you're having such trouble! Hope you can work something out!
    04-10-2011, 07:46 PM
That's probably a bit much. Expect to pay anywhere from $0.25 to $0.65 per loaded mile. It depends on from where to where (like over the mountains will cost you more) and if the horse will go for several days with full loads to pick up/drop off along the way. Sometimes, the most expensive isn't the best either.

Try listing your load on US Ship.com. I was able to have a horse hauled 1200 miles for $700 and that was when diesel was just as high as it is now. If you don't have an absolute "must have this horse moved by" date, you will probably find a cheaper shipping price by shopping around.
    04-10-2011, 07:48 PM
CCH- that's good news! I did try posting there but haven't got any bids at all yet. I'll change the dates and see what happens. Thanks!
    04-10-2011, 07:52 PM
3000 miles away!!! 30 miles is far enough for me.
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    04-10-2011, 08:47 PM
Do you have a trusted horsey friend that could drive with you to go get him?
    04-10-2011, 11:11 PM
$0.25 per loaded mile?? That's insane! I don't see you ever getting that low of a cost. $700 for 1200 miles was even extremely cheap. Normal going rate is about $1 per loaded mile. Good luck to the OP on being able to get the horse!!
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    04-11-2011, 12:28 AM
$0.25 / loaded mile?? Where do you live that gas is so cheap?! I paid $0.25/km (yes, km, not mile!) 10 years ago.
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