Originally Posted by Joe4d
you are going to be authorized a weight based on rank, most likely you will move it your self, then they pay you "x" amount per pound based on your weight alowance. Say you are allowed 5000 lbs, You go weigh your truck and trailer empty, then load it , and get a weight ticket, You will get a certain amont per lb. Doesnt matter what the lb actually is. You mentioned Boot camp, though. First tours are rough alone, more so with a spouse. You need to chill out on all the extras. Most young couple have huge issues just getting a basic small apartment together. Add on that board or a big enough place to keep a horse and other animals. Even a dog is a huge burden as you are going to find many rentals wont accept them. I think you need to be prepared to board the horse where it is now. Get settled in the new location before you even consider bring a horse along.
Originally Posted by Drifting
As a prior member of the United States Navy, I can safely say that the military will NOT pay to move your horse or your trailer if you were to move to a place like Hawaii. But as Joe said, if you use your trailer and do the weight and say you're using it to "move" they may cover the mileage of it.
ITA with Joe and Drifting. It will come down to whether you do a full DITY, partial DITY or full-TMO move when you PCS. (DITY is essentially DIY) For full or partial DITY you could possibly get away with claiming the horse/trailer as part of your moving weight BUT the most likely scenario is that you would see payment for the horse weight but not the trailer as with DITY/partial DITY you are to weigh the moving vehicles (trailers included) empty and then loaded and provide the tickets at the end of the move so that TMO can calculate the weight moved. The vehcile/trailer are covered under the mileage portion of the travel allowances. The aforementioned costs that are payed/partially payed for transport and movement of household pets would not apply to the horse(s).