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post #1 of 26 Old 12-14-2013, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Slightly Freaking Out

Ok, first the back story- I had been horse shopping, I went and tried a horse, fell in love with him, vetted him, bought him, but the dilemma is that he is 4 1/2 hrs away! I thought oh no biggie I'll just have him shipped! Well a semi won't fit into either farm and I am not having him load/unload on the main road. So that scratched out the company I wanted to use. I found another company, but they don't know if they'll have a run in that area that weekend (next weekend) and if they don't then I either have to pay $750 (or up) to do an exclusive trip or find another company. So now I'm worried I won't find a shipping company in time that has a small enough rig. Plus they have to be properly licensed, insured, etc. And pass my background check lol, I check out all the companies I even consider- I've heard some horror stories! I was already worried about him having to be shipped, now I'm worried he won't even be able to be shipped. And by sales contract he has to be moved by the 24th of December. I'm starting to get quite worried :/.

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post #2 of 26 Old 12-14-2013, 09:33 PM
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Could you have the barn owner or mobile vet transport him to your place?

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post #3 of 26 Old 12-14-2013, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Could you have the barn owner or mobile vet transport him to your place?
The barn owner where I board at usually hauls for me, but I asked and she didn't seem very willing to do it. She's in the middle of a divorce so she's dealing with a lot right now. I didn't think about the mobile vet though. Needless to say my next purchase is going to be a horse trailer lol.

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post #4 of 26 Old 12-14-2013, 09:40 PM
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Yeah there are some vets, usually at universities, that haul horses. You can see if one of them could help you.

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post #5 of 26 Old 12-15-2013, 03:32 AM
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Sorry, but why not just load him from the road? Or is it a busy road? If he doesn't have trailering vices it shouldn't be that much of an issue. Just have the driver call 3/4 mins before arriving so that he can be walked down. Or is that not an option?

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post #6 of 26 Old 12-15-2013, 03:39 AM
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Will your bo let you borrow her trailer and you go get him? Or there are even places you can rent trailers from for 50-80 bucks a day. I've had to rent a trailer before, and even borrow a friend's truck multiple times while ours was out of commission.
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post #7 of 26 Old 12-15-2013, 05:45 AM
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How busy are the roads?

Can you have the horse dropped off/picked up somewhere? Like if the transport company drops the horse off at the local show grounds you can meet them there with your barn owner and trailer him home. Same at the other end, get him dropped off somewhere easy and central, either big stables, stock yards, show grounds etc.
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post #8 of 26 Old 12-15-2013, 06:59 AM
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I drove for ten hours one way to get my Sept purchase, a nights' sleep, then 10 hours home-I was a zombie for awhile-that is a lot of driving,& I really don't like hauling, plus it was a lot of 2-lane roads & twisting mountains. My next horse was only a couple of hours away, but again-more mountains. It nearly did my truck in-I used Hubby's truck for the first trip.

Other trips I've rented trailers, or had someone that I know go & get the horse for me, while I accompanied them. I like the idea of shipping to a show or fairgrounds, then bringing home-sounds like the fastest, easiest way. I was thinking of that for a horse that was more than a day away. I won't do anything like that ten hours ever again but the mare was worth it.

Hope you figure out a way to get your horse home.
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post #9 of 26 Old 12-15-2013, 10:26 AM
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Don't know how busy the road is you speak of. But we had the same truck to gate angle issues, so we had to offload my horse (and another, who was in my horse's way of coming out of the trailer) onto country but main thoroughfare road, at about 10 in the evening (when she arrived from her cross-country trip for the move). Didn't have any issues. Just brought the wrong horse onto the property to be protected/behind a fence if something happened, then they unloaded my girl and put the other guy back on. Then we closed the gate and walked on. We made sure there were enough people that we could easily walk into the road to stop cars, esp. Because our gate/drive is a semi-blind corner from one direction.
I also like the idea of meeting them locally and reloading to a different trailer.
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post #10 of 26 Old 12-15-2013, 10:31 AM
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As long as he is a quiet loader I'd load him on the side of the road. A semi wouldn't fit on our property either, so the one horse we shipped long distance loaded on the side of a pretty main road (two lanes, 45 mph speed limit, and 1/4 mile from a highway). See of you can have a few people stop traffic for a few minutes or schedule the pick up for quieter hours. Even at night if you can.
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