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  1. #1
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    Default Do you tip the driver(s)?

    Quick question about professional horse transport -- do you generally tip the drivers?

    I know that at least one of the team that took my mare from CA to TX is going to be driving from TX to FL. Expecting her to step off the trailer as good as she got on a week ago, is a $$ "thank you" appropriate?

    If so, how much?

    TIA.
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  2. #2
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    We generally give the driver something, if there are two, both get it.
    I have seen the main driver keep it all too, not let the other driver know she got something.

    Of course, that you show your appreciation with a tip depends on them being nice and the horse fine.
    I don't think they expect it and I would guess some tip, some don't and they just drive on anyway.

    Not much help, am I.



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    Yes. Last time I shipped two horses, the truck was not full and they put them both in box stalls. Gave them both $50.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    Yes! I usually bake a batch of brownies and/or cookies and give them enough money to go to dinner on 'my horse'.
    Y'all ain't right!



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    *nudge*
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