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post #11 of 14 Old 10-14-2012, 11:13 PM
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So where I board I've been asked to haul a horse from a place that's about 60 miles one way and then trailer said horse back using my trailer and truck. Would it be fair to charge a fee since it will be a minimum of a 3 hour trip not to mention I'm going to have to clean out everything in the trailer which will be a chore in itself... what would you think fair price for this would be? My father suggested 200.00 which included gas.
I would charge either $300 plus lunch/dinner and any other expenses and tack on a fee for waiting time, because I'm guessing you're not going to load up, driver her there, unload, load up and drive back without doing anything in between. I'd plan on it taking my whole day, so make it worth giving up an entire day.

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post #12 of 14 Old 10-15-2012, 08:15 AM
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I've given up trailering other peoples horses for pay due to this. Horse doesn't want to load, kicks your trailer, ends up taking most of your day then they don't want to pay you anything. Now I only trailer close friends horses and don't expect any pay but will accept money if they offer (most will).
The problem is that it was a close(ish) friend. And then I had to wait like 5 hours after my classes (my classes were the first two) for her one class. And then they werent even at the farm when I arrived with said horse and I unloaded him and put him in his stall with hay/water with mearly a thanks. I didn't say anything because I'm too nice but seriously?! Not doing it anymore unless they know what the deal is and what I'm charging.
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post #13 of 14 Old 10-15-2012, 09:20 AM
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I would also insist they sign a hauling contract. I downloaded one from equine legal solutions. It basically says I'm not responsible for any injury caused to the horse during trailering...and the owner of the horse is responsible for any damage done to the trailer.

As for cost, figure out your gas bill add $50-$75 per hour for your time.
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post #14 of 14 Old 10-16-2012, 09:33 AM
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The problem is that it was a close(ish) friend. And then I had to wait like 5 hours after my classes (my classes were the first two) for her one class. And then they werent even at the farm when I arrived with said horse and I unloaded him and put him in his stall with hay/water with mearly a thanks. I didn't say anything because I'm too nice but seriously?! Not doing it anymore unless they know what the deal is and what I'm charging.
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Lucky for me all my close friends now have horse trailers of their own so I'm no longer asked to haul horses for them. When I haul other horses these days it's because we are going trail riding together and it's cheaper to run 1 truck than 2.

People I know but are not good friends still ask me but they get "Sorry, I don't haul other peoples horses".
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