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post #1 of 2 Old 10-13-2013, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Finding A "Short" Distance Horse Hauler

Hi there,

I am looking to haul my horse around 200 "easy" miles (major highway to major highway - flat central MO/IA). I've moved him multiple times and usually have someone I know haul him, but it's not working out this way. The people that I originally planned on hauling him seem very busy and moving him isn't a priority so he keeps getting pushed back.

So, I've been thinking about hiring a 3rd party to do it but don't know where to start. I don't want to just send him off with someone I don't know/doesn't have some kind of reputation but it seems like professional haulers is a bit excessive for such a short journey.

I also worry because he's a bit of an *** to load. He's a very good hauler, just tends to throw a temper-tantrum about getting on. We've been working on it as much as we can (given that we don't have access to a trailer 90% of the time) and he has gotten better, but I can't assure that he isn't going to be a butt.

So, I guess my question. How do you find a reputable hauler? What are some red/white flags to look for and if you'all have any other suggestions.

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post #2 of 2 Old 10-13-2013, 05:06 AM
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When I've moved my horse I've gone with big companies that mostly move racehorses. It's generally the cheapest option if you're on their set routes.

I always read through their website, talk to them on the phone and search their name on internet forums. Almost always I get some kind of review or warning, and often recommendations.

I've never had a bad experience with it. The red flags for me I guess are poor communication, often they aren't flexible but they should be able to tell you what's going on. They should supply you with your driver's number and answer your questions. It's hard to know, but I just get a feel talking to them, and check reviews.
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