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post #11 of 13 Old 06-30-2013, 08:29 PM
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It really depends. For short distance you might make money, but long distance it will be harder to compete with the larger companies. There are many companies who take multiple horses on popular routes, and that really makes it a lot cheaper. I know when traveling any kind of real distance I'll just book my horse on a truck rather than get a trailer, it's just easier on the horse and they're set up for it.

You don't only have to cover your fuel costs, but upkeep as well as your time.

I'd try to keep your job and just do it on weekends. If you are only doing short distance then it will be mainly private owners going to comps etc which you can do on weekends. Build a client base before expanding.
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post #12 of 13 Old 06-30-2013, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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That's a good idea, thanks for the ideas. Like I said I have more research to do but starting locally would definitely get me a taste of what to expect.
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post #13 of 13 Old 07-01-2013, 07:58 AM
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I beleive you missed filing all the paperwork with the USDOT, FMCSA and various states; if you are doing it for money. SOme of the filings are MCS-150, OP-1, UCR, BOC3, MCX-90, and then you need maintenance files on equipment, drivers files, log books, -- oh & at least $750,000 liability insurance plus you amy want insurance in case the horse gets hurt while in your care.

I know there are people doing it illegally but they get caught all the time and it is costly. 46 yrs of transportation law experience.
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