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post #1 of 8 Old 04-16-2010, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Question Transporting a horse

I wasn't sure where to put this, so hopefully this is the right section.

Alright. I'm from northern Ohio, and I may end up buying a horse while down in Florida. I have no experience with transporting horses long distance, so I have some questions:

Does anyone know of a safe, reliable company that transports from Florida?

How much does it usually cost?

How exactly does one typically go about arranging things?

If anyone has some answers, that would be awesome.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-17-2010, 04:05 AM
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I highly recomend Hauled Right www.hauledright.com and they will give you a free quote (just need to know the zip codes).

Most haulers charge between $0.50 to $1.50 per loaded mile (meaning, one way, you don't pay both there and back). Hauled Right is on the low end. You arrange it with the hauler you want to use. I've had many horses hauled to me here in Az, from as far as SC.
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-17-2010, 06:29 AM
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I highly recomend Hauled Right www.hauledright.com and they will give you a free quote (just need to know the zip codes).
I've always heard good things about this company, too.

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post #4 of 8 Old 04-17-2010, 06:16 PM
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I used Nation-Wide Horse Transportation, Inc: Equine Hauling to ship Aidan from CA to SC. They did a really fantastic job and were very helpful and had great communication.

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post #5 of 8 Old 04-17-2010, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I'll definitely look into those companies. :) Another question: will I need to make special arrangements if the horse is big? The main horse I'm interested in is 17.2 hh, and rather big-boned. How much room do horses usually have on those trailers? I'd feel bad making a big horse stand in a small area for that long.
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I can recommend http://aplusservicehorsetransport.com/ I just sold a horse and he was picked up from my place in MT on Thursday and arrived at his new home in WA on Friday. Very nice honest people. There are alot of haulers that will take your money and run so be careful!
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-18-2010, 05:09 AM
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Thanks, I'll definitely look into those companies. :) Another question: will I need to make special arrangements if the horse is big? The main horse I'm interested in is 17.2 hh, and rather big-boned. How much room do horses usually have on those trailers? I'd feel bad making a big horse stand in a small area for that long.

Really depends on the hauler's trailer. Some have super fancy ones where you can choose a stall, a stall and a half, or a box stall (of course, the price increases with the size). Hauled Right has a slant load trailer, you can talk to them about what size as I never paid much attention, my biggest horse I've had hauled to me is only 14h ;)
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-18-2010, 10:59 AM
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I've heard really good things about Equine Express. I've not used them so have no personal opinion Equine Express N.A. Inc. Horse Transportation - Horse Hauling Services - Coast to Coast Horse Hauling and Shipping - Pilot Point Texas - Equine Express N.A. Inc.

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