We jumped the gun on getting married because of these orders.. And we were looking to purchase property in NC specifically to bring the horses along ( I was ok with boarding- he wanted to buy- ok).. Thank god the orders were cancelled before we bought a place 0.o
If we had had to move and were unable to get a place of our own, I would have left my horses here in KS, until a decent place could have been figured out- then I would have brought them along. Maybe its different in other branches of the military, but the army will NOT pay for large animals to be moved- that expense would have been on myself. I know they pay you by weight as joe has said, but Since we dodged that bullet I haven't been through the whole moving process.
I totally agree that you need to have a plan B and a plan C in case you get stationed overseas, or they decide they don't need to give you that much time to figure you situation out before they want you at your new base..
Goodluck with the whole military experience...cannot say I am a big fan..