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post #1 of 11 Old 06-26-2009, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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How much does it cost to ship a horse?

I'm looking for someone to go to Indiana and bring a horse to NY?. I've never done anything like this but I'm curious to know how much it would cost to hire someone and do it vs. doing it myself.
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Varies amongst the haulers. Expect $0.50 to $1.50 per loaded mile (meaning, one way). I recomend Hauled Wright, who are great, highly recomended by many people, and at the low end of price :)

Haulers with the fancy Air Ride trailers charge more of course.
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-27-2009, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help everyone, I've never had to do this before!
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post #5 of 11 Old 06-28-2009, 07:40 AM
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You can get a free online quote. We got a quote from these people to haul from KY to IL for $290. They're located in eastern IL so may be convenient to where you're looking.

Minard Family Horse Transport

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Sallee horse transportation is the ONLY company we will use to transport our expensive racing TBs from track to track.

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post #8 of 11 Old 06-29-2009, 11:38 AM
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I got a quote for $850 from Missouri to California. I'm not using the service, though.
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post #9 of 11 Old 06-30-2009, 03:10 AM
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A rough guess would be $800-$900 for that distance.

There is a website - uShip - that you can get quotes from and book shipments. Works like eBay... you put in the details and various shippers bid on the job. You can accept a bid, but are not obligated to choose a particular one (or any of them). I just booked a shipment using the site and it worked out pretty well.
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-06-2009, 06:21 PM
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I've used uShip too, I paid $250 to get my gelding from NY to TN. It was with a reputable race horse stable they had an open stall to fill so I got it at a cheaper rate. He got here in perfect condition.

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