Transporting my horse to Alaska by...air? Or boat? Or through Canada? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
 31Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 34 Old 01-18-2013, 04:55 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 564
• Horses: 2
jaydee, if I may ask, how much did it cost to ship one horse by air?
SnowCowgirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 34 Old 01-18-2013, 05:19 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In the saddle.
Posts: 5,157
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by poppy1356 View Post
Only according to you. You also haven't proved me wrong yet :)
Posted via Mobile Device
You're right. However. Lack of being able to provide evidence of animals being killed by pilots (by news articles, PETA freaking out about it, etc..) would lead a normal person to reason that it is not a widely (or at all) accepted practice. As well other posters have confirmed that horses do, in fact, always travel supervised by humans. Therefore the oxygen would not be "sucked out" of the cargo hold because of humans being present.
Which IMO is proof enough.

To state such an absurd thing as animals being killed by suffocation on the whim of a pilot, without proof, is hearsay.
BCtazzie and Glenknock like this.

They say money doesn't buy happiness -- well happiness doesn't buy horses!
~*~anebel~*~ is offline  
post #23 of 34 Old 01-18-2013, 07:12 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 38
• Horses: 0
I personally always hire someone to transport my horses, after doing plenty of research. So far I've had good luck. I also don't have a trucker trailer. On a side note, how's life in Alaska? Always wanted to live there? Was never sure if I could afford to bring my horses though.
Jessica
fivecardstudpts is offline  
post #24 of 34 Old 01-18-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Alaska
Posts: 296
• Horses: 0
Thank you again for the stories and opinions! I still haven't made up my mind yet, but will continue to research my options.

Fivecardstudpts- Alaska is awesome. I live on one of the islands so we tend to not get as the severest weather that the interior gets. The whole place is gorgeous. Amazing wildlife that is everywhere. The big downside is the cost of everything, food, fuel, transport, shipping... But it's still one of the few places I will choose to live! (Big bonus: no ticks, very few fleas, no poisonous snakes or spiders!)
doubleopi is offline  
post #25 of 34 Old 01-18-2013, 08:08 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lamont, AB
Posts: 304
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by poppy1356 View Post
The pilots that fly with these animals in the cargo hold. The simple fact is they will not risk a fire on a plane with humans if they can put it out. What does a fire need? Oxygen. So without filling the cargo hold with water what is the easiest way to put out a fire? Take out the oxygen it needs to live. They will not state that as a possibility if you sign up to put fluffy in the cargo hold below the passengers. And the fact remains that sometimes they have faulty fire alarms and there is no fire. But they cannot send someone down there to check.
As someone who HAS flown with horses on CARGO flights, I CAN tell you that you source does need to be checked. If there is a fire water isn't going to be a good idea as it will more then likely be electrical. Think about it. It's not like we're busting out space heaters in there. It is very cold, wearing a down jacket (if your like me) cold.

I also flew with fruit and veggies, flowers, cars and other a sorted crap. It's not just one plane packed with horses, unless it is some thing pretty major ( olympics, WEG, Major racing event) and then it's like a charter flight for horses but, it's still cold!
BCtazzie is offline  
post #26 of 34 Old 01-19-2013, 02:22 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Surrey BC
Posts: 6,589
• Horses: 0
Good Luck in Alaska
And good luck with getting your horse there as well
Alaska is a very nice place very cold
Keep warm
doubleopi likes this.

Country Woman

Country Woman is offline  
post #27 of 34 Old 01-19-2013, 10:29 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 20,217
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnowCowgirl View Post
jaydee, if I may ask, how much did it cost to ship one horse by air?
You are going to colour me certifiable here but it cost us the equivalant of about $25K at todays exchange rate - though this was everything from the moment they left our UK yard to the moment they arrived on our US yard, they also organised all the paperwork
In my (weak) defence we were a company relocation and did get a pretty generous 'disturbance' compensation
The whole moving thing threw up so much emotional trauma for me that bringing our animals did alleviate a lot of that in terms of what I was having to give up. Common sense tells me that financially it was a bad decision but when we think about returning to europe I know in my heart that we would do it all again!!!
We also brought 3 dogs with us on our flight - they survived just fine in cargo. I have no idea about the whole oxygen getting sucked out thing - but can't help but think if there was that state of emergency animals would have to be the last concern and the lives of everyone on the flight would be a high risk anyway.
I don't recall signing anything that granted permission to 'kill' horses or dogs though in certain situations where they were presenting a risk to other life or were in dreadful pain then euthanasia would be the right thing to do
jaydee is online now  
post #28 of 34 Old 01-20-2013, 03:03 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 564
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaydee View Post
You are going to colour me certifiable here but it cost us the equivalant of about $25K at todays exchange rate - though this was everything from the moment they left our UK yard to the moment they arrived on our US yard, they also organised all the paperwork
In my (weak) defence we were a company relocation and did get a pretty generous 'disturbance' compensation
The whole moving thing threw up so much emotional trauma for me that bringing our animals did alleviate a lot of that in terms of what I was having to give up. Common sense tells me that financially it was a bad decision but when we think about returning to europe I know in my heart that we would do it all again!!!
"Financially sensible" is a non-existent term when you love your animals. I recently spent $5500 to fix a badly broken leg on a dog. Everyone told me to put her down. It's been two years, and I'm INCREDIBLY happy I made the decision to keep her

Very interesting and thank you for replying :)
jaydee likes this.
SnowCowgirl is offline  
post #29 of 34 Old 01-22-2013, 04:39 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 764
• Horses: 0
A student of mine was going to move to Alaska with two horses, she found it was easier by air (and actually fed ex....LOL).
equitate is offline  
post #30 of 34 Old 11-03-2014, 08:27 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Can I ask how this turned out? I am looking at relocating to Alaska from Iowa and need to get my horse there. He was shipped over from Poland so has flown before and did fine.
As for cargo concerns, he was shipped on a special plane when he came over, absolutely no issues with pressure changes or oxygen levels. I also do Spanish Greyhound rescue and we bring 100s of dogs a year to the US. Not one has had issues in cargo. Customs, yes. Cargo, no.
MarigoldMoose is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transporting a horse from LA to MI OTTB Horse Talk 1 06-12-2012 06:04 PM
Alaska vs Canada...? farmpony84 General Off Topic Discussion 6 01-19-2011 04:20 PM
Cell phone coverage - Canada and Alaska MN Tigerstripes General Off Topic Discussion 1 06-23-2010 11:52 PM
Transporting a horse Teresa Horse Talk 7 04-18-2010 10:59 AM
My horse is going on a boat!!!! acey Horse Talk 4 02-15-2009 11:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome