We are in the midst of a possible job transfer from Connecticut to near Mobile, Alabama. I have one senior arabian that I will not leave without and am having a difficult time finding a horse transport company that goes to AL. I have found many that will haul from CT to FL, and I would either have to have him lay-over at a farm in FL and wait for another transport en route to Texas come get him and drop him near Mobile or get him myself.
I have a small 2 horse BP trailer that I have used for local shows and moving him in-state a few times. If I had a new hitch installed on my SUV I *could* conceivably take him myself since I would have to drive myself and my indoor pets down anyhow. My questions are many and I am hoping someone can help me here! The furthest he has been hauled was CT to NC and back, 16 yrs ago and I had a company transport him. That was a 10 hr trip. This is likely 22 hours, which would require a stop over.
1. Has anyone hauled their own horse such a long way?
2. What do you do about overnight, how do I find a lay-over stable en route?
3. Do I need to unload and walk him at any point during each leg of the trip, even if split into 2 days of 11 hours each?
4. Anything else?
Thank you in advance