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post #1 of 8 Old 05-30-2012, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Moving a horse coast to coast?

I need to move my horse from Pennsylvania to Idaho. I moved to Idaho a year and a half ago, and now have the fincances in place to bring him out to me. Does anyone have any good shipping companies that they would suggust? Or does anyone have any tips for long distance hauling. He can be kind of moody getting on the trailer, and take a bit for him to decide to get on. My parents would drive him out to Idaho with my trailer, but both my mom and I are nervous about my dad getting frustrated with the horse if he decides to take a little bit longer to load. My dad tends to get angry then, and that only makes the horse more reluctant to get onto the trailer. Any advice would be helpful :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-30-2012, 01:25 PM
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When my sister shipped her horse from California to Oklahoma (I drove him from OK to SE TX), she tagged along with a trainer who was going to a horse show and shared the cost of gas. That was more luck than anything, as far as shipping companies....I personally dont have anything :(
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You can try that. Also just google "Horse shipping companies" There is a lot.

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post #4 of 8 Old 06-01-2012, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the ideas. Anyone else have any experience with shipping companies?
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-01-2012, 05:23 PM
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I'm trying to figure that out too. I bought a 1 month old colt in wisconsin and just got a bunch of names of shippers from the breeders. They completely trust these shippers too. You have to be careful with some shippers i was told. You dont want your horse getting ulcers or sick from stress. It's around a $1300 to $2000 for my baby so far. Im going from Wisconsin to Oregon and I have to have a box stall for the baby. It's about $300 to $400.00 cheaper for a regular stall. :) I would give these guys a call.....

American Transfer 1-800-991-9770
Chuck Erb - 909-591-1304
R/B Equine transport - 503-428-6048
Equine Express - 1-800-545-9098

Good luck! I hope that will help you
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-01-2012, 05:44 PM
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We used "Cross Country Horses", the gal that runs it is very nice, the rates were comparable and the horse looked well cared for after his lengthy trip. She has a website you can contact her through. Good Luck!
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Is there anyway you can fly to your parents and go along to help load your horse? Maybe he'll go a bit easier with you and your Dad won't get as antsy.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-04-2012, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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possumhollow: Unfortunately, I can't take any more time off of work, I've already taken three weeks this year. :(

ilostmyzipper: Thanks so much for the numbers, I will definitively give them a call.

COWCHICK77: Thanks for the rec. I will check it out.
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