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    01-08-2013, 04:30 PM
My husband had orders of Ft bragg, NC...They were changed and then (moving the date up DRASTICALLY)cancelled then reinstated and then cancelled again.. and then reinstated AGAIN ( he decided to sign a decs (or dex idk) statement, refuse the orders and get out after his time is up)... Stupid Army..

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..
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    08-05-2015, 04:38 PM
Help with DITY move & Horse Hauling

If this is not acceptable, please discard...

I'm a pilot's wife who recently retired from the Air Force, now an owner of three horses in Florida. My trainer/farrier/friend is a retired Army Intelligence Officer who transports horses with GREAT reviews, from Florida to Alaska and anywhere in between (DOT compliant, insured, etc.). I trade his services for website development, advertising, etc.

Question is: Do you folks know where to advertise or how to get the word out for DITY movers who need their horses hauled?

Thanks so much for any help or input!
    08-05-2015, 05:08 PM
I have used this website as a reference, and it looks like they are updating their site.


Otherwise, I would just put his name out on the regular horse sites and their may be ways for him to post on military FB groups if some groups allow advertising.
    08-05-2015, 07:04 PM
Thank you! Super helpful site!!

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