• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Any Idea What The Cost Is To Ship Coast To Coast?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Any Idea What The Cost Is To Ship Coast To Coast?

    I know I could call a bunch of shipping companies, but I was hoping someone here might have an idea.

    Wondering what the ballpark is to ship from East Coast to West Coast (Northeast to Oregon (just over the California border)?

  • #2
    did u try uship.com? I shipped my horse from NH to south Florida for $800.

    Comment


    • #3
      I recently shipped two horses coast to coast. One from New York to Washington State, the other from florida to Washington State. I used Nationwide Horse Transport for both. The one from Florida coast a little over $2000. The one from New York cost $1800 (roughly). this included a few day stay over at their facility in Colorado. Both horses got off the van fresh, fat, and happy! Very pleased with this company.

      Comment


      • #4
        Not sure if it helps, but my new horse arrived Wed. night from New Mexico, and the original cost was supposed to be $1,600. However, since the guy I bought him from also ships horses, he gave me a great deal and only charged me $1,000.
        "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."

        Comment


        • #5
          Do a search for "horse transportation" (or something along those lines) and you'll find a link referred to in several threads that will allow you to request a bid from shippers.

          I'm shipping 4-6 horses from Washington State to North Carolina in the next few months and the bids I've received for 5 horses are all around $5000 (with the exception of Bob Hubbard--coincidentally, the only shipper I've ever used with any regularity--who quoted me $12,000). I would guess that shipping a single horse would be in the $2000 range.
          __________________________________
          Flying F Sport Horses
          Horses in the NW

          Comment


          • #6
            I have received quotes on an upcoming shipment of a weanling from Iowa to Oregon between $750 and $3895...for what its worth, I have been researching the lowbidder and they have excellent reviews on Uship, as well as having talked to several other people who have used them.

            Comment


            • #7
              My D's horse came from Florida (Wellington) to SoCal a year and a half ago and I believe the cost was $1,900.

              Comment


              • #8
                I paid $1200 to ship my mare from NE FL to NW WA. It was awful! The horse was in pretty good condition, but the communication was awful, with me getting 3 different stories from three different people in that company. It took her over two weeks to get here, when it should have been around 8 days. I was NOT happy. I am still NOT happy.

                Be careful who you use. This company had pretty good reviews. It was later that I realized that they are very good at covering up unhappy customers.

                I thought I had my bases covered. I thought I was a smart girl. Ugh! I used Equine Interstate Transport out of California. I will never use them again.

                I'm not trying to be super negative (even though this post is super negative). Please be careful. You get what you pay for most times in situations like this. There are good, honest shippers out there!

                Good luck!
                Steppin Not Dragon "Bella"
                Top Shelf "Charlie"
                Check out the Military + Horses fb page!

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Thanks everyone! I ended up calling Nationwide and got a quote of $1,800 for a single stall or $3,200 for a box stall.

                  A single stall? Really? I was floored to find out that a single stall was even an option on a cross country trip. I cannot imagine putting a horse through that journey in a single stall, no matter how many rest stops they may make.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I called around last year for a rate from N.CA to central NY.
                    The rates were in the 2500.00+ range for a box stall with a layover.

                    For what is worth, I have used All State...MN to central NY and also a return out that way. I was satisfied with them and would likely use them again. Their communication was good and equiptment decent, nothing fancy. It was a large gooseneck trailer and there were 2 drivers.

                    Make sure you can have communication enroute and the shipper you choose gives you a detail of what they provide.

                    I used a shipper years ago from KY to NY. I was specific in my not wanting the horse to have grain for that 2 day trip. I found out they gave him a lot of sweet feed on the way and the trip took a day+ longer than they said. I was not happy! When they arrived on the dirt road of the farm (at 11PM) they refused to park on the wrong side of the road so that we could pull the ramp out where it was less steep. This road has no traffic but they insisted on turning around. The ramp was so steep and by that time had some frost on it, that the horse would not come off. 2 hours later we gave up and they closed up the trailer and spent the night with the horse on, in a parking lot in town. Came back the next morning and this time they listened to me and we pulled the ramp out into the driveway, making the incline less. I brought a lunge line and had to use it behind to get the horse to leave the trailer. He finally did but what a long, tiring journey for him! I refused to pay them and they ended up giving me the trip at n/c.
                    Needless to say they are no longer in business.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      We flew some from Seattle, WA, to WEF this winter and it was $3800. Not sure if that was one way or round trip. The quote to haul in a semi was $3400.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Thanks everyone! I ended up calling Nationwide and got a quote of $1,800 for a single stall or $3,200 for a box stall.

                        A single stall? Really? I was floored to find out that a single stall was even an option on a cross country trip. I cannot imagine putting a horse through that journey in a single stall, no matter how many rest stops they may make.
                        It's not really a single stall. Nationwide uses 1 1/2 stalls as a 'single' stall, vs a box stall. They don't ship cross country in a 'real' single stall. I shipped a horse from PA to UT for about $1500 the end of December. They have a couple of days layover in Colorado. Apparently they have east coast to Colorado and west coast to Colorado drivers/vans, so if your horse is going through they have a couple of days rest and change drivers/vans in Colorado. Very, very, very good company. My horse arrive looking like she had just ridden around the block. The office people told me thay had all visited her and told me how good she looked when at the rest station. They have stalls and some turnout there. Very nice.
                        Tranquility Farm - Proud breeder of Born in the USA Sport Horses, and Cob-sized Warmbloods
                        Now apparently completely invisible!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          M&N Transport

                          I justed shipped a horse from CT to Northwest MT. I used M & N Horse Transportation out if Kentucky, they were wonderful! Their schedule did not include many drop-off or pick-ups so it was a fairly direct trip for him, he was in transit for only 4 days. Communication was very good, the people were friendly, helpful and timely. I paid $1200, which was a very good price given the remoteness of my destination.

                          They do a cross country trip at least once a month, I would highly recommend them!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tiki View Post
                            It's not really a single stall. Nationwide uses 1 1/2 stalls as a 'single' stall, vs a box stall. They don't ship cross country in a 'real' single stall. I shipped a horse from PA to UT for about $1500 the end of December. They have a couple of days layover in Colorado. Apparently they have east coast to Colorado and west coast to Colorado drivers/vans, so if your horse is going through they have a couple of days rest and change drivers/vans in Colorado. Very, very, very good company. My horse arrive looking like she had just ridden around the block. The office people told me thay had all visited her and told me how good she looked when at the rest station. They have stalls and some turnout there. Very nice.
                            was going to comment on this but you beat me to it! Their "single stalls" are actually pretty roomy. AND they called everyday while both my horses were laid over in Colorado to give me updates. Very good company, perhaps reconsider! Like I said, both horses got off the van fresh, happy and healthy

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Another great site we've used to get quotes is: www.TravelingHorse.com
                              Ryu Equestrian & Facebook Page
                              Breeding Horses Today, for the Equestrian Sport of Tomorrow.
                              Osteen & Gainesville, Florida.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Cox Equine Transport is GREAT to work with. I've never seen anyone ship a horse in a "single" stall. They're always in at least a stall and half, and the shippers will generally give the horses more room as it becomes available if they want/need it.

                                All horses travel differently. I had one that would rather go with me on my 2 horse bumper pull across country and lay up at a different barn every night than travel in the lap of luxury in the biggest box stall the commercial shipper had. Not my husband's idea of fun, but I will never forget opening the real Justice's escape door at every gas station between Michigan and California and giving him a Cactus Cooler and watching all the little kids come and pet him. He thought it was the best thing that ever happened to him. Whenever we shipped him cross country commercially he would lose weight and arrive kicking and screaming and I would receive numerous phone calls from the shippers en route that he was causing trouble. As long as he went with me or a trainer, he was happy as a clam.
                                Trinity Farm LLC
                                Quality hunters and jumpers at Midwest prices
                                Like us on Facebook:
                                https://www.facebook.com/TrinityFarmLLC

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  I am currently shipping from VA to SoCal and I got many quotes. Most were in the 1200 -1400 range. You shouldn't have to pay 2500 unless you get a HUGE stall for your horse to ship in. I also used Cox and so far am very happy with their service. My horse will be at their lay-over facility in TX for a few days before finishing the last leg (only an entire week for the whole thing) on Sat. Ishi said they were very professional and felt comfortable with Jane getting on board. I looked here on the search and found several people loved Cox so I went with them and so far have not been disappointed. Good luck!

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    I just shipped a horse from NorCal to Kentucky with Cox. Really great to work with, very professional. They use slant loads with floor to ceiling dividers and don't tie the horses so the horses can drop their heads during the trip. Took six days door to door with a layover in Gainesville, TX. $1,450.
                                    "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~ Jack Layton

                                    Comment

                                    Working...
                                    X