First off, definetely have the barn lined up, as delivery times aren't always as planned. Your horse will have to have some vet work done prior to shipping across state lines. Whether you have it done or do it yourself, plan for possible problems, but hope for none. Moving my horses here was stressful & I drove them myself, but had 3 other family members in a caravan,so I wasn't totally alone. We had some radio contact, but once I had to make an emergency bathroom stop, & only the 1 following me knew it. We loaded up before dawn, then had to erect the corrals after getting here-it was a long day, but the horses did OK. We put the roofs on a couple of days later. At least you won't have to do that. Phoenix is a lot hotter than where I am!