I got a divorce last year and moved from Ohio to Arizona (Phoenix area). My horse is currently at my ex husband's house (we were fortunate to have our horses in our back yard, and I am able to keep her there until whenever I can move her to Arizona). I'm now financially stable enough to be able to afford my horse again, and I found several places where I would like to board her.
My dilemma is finding a way to move her that doesn't bankrupt me! My ex husband was kind enough to NOT let me borrow his truck and trailer (the divorce did not end well).
Does anyone know of any horse haulers that don't charge a fortune? (some I've seen are as much as buying a truck and trailer!) Or are there places that rent horse trailers?
The distance is about 2000 miles, and I have no problem taking a rig down and returning it after I drop her off. It's 21 hours to drive straight through, but it'll take a few days with a horse having to stop every couple hours. Would a trailer rental could kill me in that respect, too.
I wanted to move her this past Fall, but the cost became a bit of a roadblock once I started looking for haulers (I have to move her in the Fall/Winter so she has time to acclimate for the Phoenix heat in summer). I can't tell the reputation of the haulers that show up on Google. Any help or leads you can give me would really help. Also, any advice you can give on moving cross country would be appreciated.