• 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.



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

Cross Country Shippers?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Cross Country Shippers?

    (I swear to god this has been a thread, but no matter what search terms I used I couldn't get it to come up! If someone can find it and post the link, it would be much appreciated!)

    My boarder/friend of five years is leaving me for grad school across the country, and is taking her retired TB with her.

    She's going literally ACROSS the country, from Western Mass to the very coast of Oregon. It's a looongg trip, so she's looking for a reputable hauler that she can trust, one who ships with the fancy air-ride trailers. Her guy is a good shipper, but can occasionally worry some weight off if he's stressing about something, so she wants someone who is going direct as possible. (Layovers are fine and necessary, but she doesn't want someone going from MA to FL to TX to CA and then to OR, for example.)

    Any names to toss out there? Any names to definitely stay away from!

    Thanks! She is leaving the end of August, but he is not going until the end of September, so she has some time to ask around for recommendations/fit him into a shippers schedule.

  • #2
    Cross country shippers

    Kim Elliot of Elliot Equine,,google them, she has an on line quote page, big air ride rigs, boxes.


    • #3
      Bob Hubbard. Have used them for years.


      • #4
        I just used Equine Express for a trip from the Midwest to the East Coast--not nearly as long a trip as your friend will be making, but they were great.


        • #5
          I cannot recommend Equine Express enough. I shipped my horse from Idaho to Georgia and he came off the trailer looking awesome. Plus they put him a box stall for most of the trip because they had extra space even though I didn't pay for it. Their layover is in Dallas though so it might not be the best option for your friend.

          I have also used Nationwide and was happy with them although I have heard of others having issues with them. They were more expensive than EE but their layover is in Colorado so not as much out of the way.


          • #6
            Love Equine Express and they would be my first call. Great service, great communication, took fabulous care of horse and free upgrade to box stall since they had the space. Had a less than acceptable experience with another big name (and very popular) shipper last year and would never use them again.


            • #7
              I used Cox Equine Transportation for a Texas to Connecticut ship and was pleased with them.
              "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse..." ~Revelation 19:11


              • #8
                I have used Equine Express a bunch of times and always been pleased.
                OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                • #9
                  Another vote for Equine Express. They're reasonably priced, very reliable, and will also upgrade to a box stall at no expense if they have the room. I've used them twice and would hire them again in a heartbeat.


                  • #10
                    Yet another vote for Equine Express!

                    I did use these folks for a VA to OR trip and was pleased, http://coombestransport.com/ They are based in WA and make cross country trips.
                    Kanoe Godby
                    See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.


                    • #11
                      I had a mare shipped from PA to OR(40 miles inland from the coast) and used Paul Lynch, with 4 Rail HOrse Transport. LOVED him! He was awesome, took great care of my mare(a clydesdale who had just weaned her foal a couple weeks before)...


                      • #12
                        I'm another who loves Equine Express and have done two cross country ships with them. However, you will have to accept the TX layover. When I shipped a gelding from Ithaca, NY to No. CA he made the trip in four days, was upgraded to a box stall at no charge, but did have a day layover in TX.

                        Nationwide has sold and by all accounts, is providing appalling customer service to those transporting horses with them.
                        Mystic Owl Sporthorses