4HLAS provides equine related services with a high level of horsemanship, state-of-the-art transportation vehicles and equipment, as well as a vast knowledge of equine management, medical emergencies, and unforeseen emergency incidents. We go above and beyond for our clients to better ensure the safety and well-being of their equines during transport. We set ourselves apart from most other transport companies and haulers, both private and commercial, and other equine service providers with the specialized training, education, and experience we have that can be applied to all facets of our business.
Tori and Justin took amazing care of my horse on a trip from North Carolina to Georgia. They were professional and good natured. My horse was fairly nervous about loading and they were patient and encouraging, and they tried many different ways to help him feel comfortable. They were great about sending updates and pictures. He arrived safe and happy. If I need to transport him again, I will absolutely use 4HLAS!
4Hooves was transporting my horse from Maryland to South Carolina. My horse was always a nervous one in the trailer. About 4 hours into the trip I received a call from Tori. I was notified that my horse was exhibiting colic signs during transport as they observed on their camera. Tori said they had found a veterinary clinic not far from where they were and asked permission to detour there for evaluation and treatment. My horse received potentially life-saving veterinary care that day. Had they not been so perceptive and keeping watch on my horse, no telling what the result would have been when she arrived at my farm in South Carolina. I will not trust anyone else with my horses if they need to be transported in the future.
FYI If anyone needs a ride to NCSU-CVM (Veterinary Hospital) 4Hooves Large Animal Services can do the job! My horse had eye surgery and became difficult to load on a two-horse trailer but had to go to NCSU-CVM. Justin was able to load my horse with great patience and gave us a smooth ride in that rainy weather! We had a great trip!
4Hooves Large Animal Services picked up two BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program Mustangs that I had in training for the Mustang Heritage Foundation TIP program for an adopter today. As you can imagine, I am always a little nervous when someone comes to pick up a Mustang. Even though they are gentled, they can still be nervous with new handlers and in new situations. I was VERY impressed with the setup of their trailer for hauling. They had fresh shavings, water, and plenty of food available on the trailer when we loaded the horses. It was very inviting and both horses went right on the trailer! You can also tell that they are knowledgeable and put the horse's health and well being first. I have no doubt that they are in good hands will be delivered safely to their destination. I would not hesitate to have 4 Hooves Large Animal Services haul any of my horses in the future!
K Hornsby - Kim Hornsby Horsemanship Berea KY
If your looking for a transport company look no further! I highly recommend Justin and Tori McLeod, 4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC. You will not be disappointed! They are very professional and experienced who will treat your horses with patience and the best care.
Our young horse who was nervous and inexperienced trailering had to make a move from North Carolina to New York. Needless to say I was extremely worried about the move. Justin and Tori guided me in getting our guy ready. When the day came they loaded him without any issues and began the long trip. They monitored him along the way with cameras installed in their trailer and gave us updates and pictures during the trip. When they arrived at the new barn they unloaded our horse and much to my surprise he came off the trailer beautifully! I was so grateful to have found this awesome team! About a year later unfortunately we had to retire him due to health issues. Without hesitation I contacted Justin and Tori to bring our horse back to North Carolina for retirement. They are the only transport company I would ever use or recommend! Truly the best transport company out there! Thank you Justin and Tori for taking such great care of our horse!!
I used Justin & Tori to transport my 2 Morgans to Aiken, SC.
My barefoot trimmer, Carla Ball, recommended them to me and as she said, “ Would you not want someone who could handle any type of large animal emergency, trailer your horses?” Justin & Tori are professional in the service they offer, answered all my questions and their rates are very fair. I had total peace of mind when we loaded my horses on the trailer to head to SC. They were also able to haul our farm equipment for us at an early date to SC. Good folks who know how to care for your horse in a gentle manner. They took the time necessary to load them. I can not say enough about the service and Justin & Tori! If I could give them a 10 STAR review I would! I have had horses for most of my life and been around all types of “ horse folks”.... Tori & Justin are genuine, kind , caring folks for the animal . Highly recommend them!
Tori and Justin were highly recommended and were amazing with the dedicated transport of my new horse from Cleveland OH to Raleigh NC. Their work within the community shows that they are very professional, experienced, and knowledgeable horsemen and are prepared for nearly any unexpected circumstance. Tori was very accommodating during he planning phase, and Justin kept me informed of their status during the entire trip, including a link to a GPS app so I could follow their progress and know when they would arrive. Not the least expensive, but I definitely got what I paid for! I would hire them again and will recommend them to others.
I first met Tori and Justin when I used 4Hooves Large Animal Services, to get my horse from the Raleigh Horse Show in November 2015 back to our barn in Southern Pines NC. The trip was short but I LOVED how comfortable and safe they made "Danny" and I feel. Tori and Justin were so patient with me as I got organized and loaded Danny onto the trailer into his own first class box stall. They had cameras, fans, fresh water bucket, and a hay bag ready for him! THIS WAS TRULY FIRST CLASS LIVING! I used Tori and Justin for multiple transports to and from horse shows as well as when me and my horse moved from NC to GA. They also transported Danny to and from Florida for the winter horse show!! This team does the best job and lets your horse travel in safe style!
I recently used 4Hooves to transport a sales horse to his new home. I cannot say enough good things about Tori and Justin. They put the comfort and safety of the animal first in everything they do. The trailer was immaculate with fans, water, and ample bedding. They arrived on time, kept me updated during the trip, and let me know when he got to his destination safely. It’s nice to have such trustworthy, knowledgeable folks in charge when transporting our most precious cargo!
4HLAS truly sets the gold standard for equine transport. You will absolutely be my go-to recommendation to anyone looking to transport their horses - around the block or across the country! Our horses arrived fresh, fit and happy following their 1400 mile trip from MN to NC - even our dear 31 year old gelding seemed happy and unstressed! Your thorough research and planning into of the layover farms along the route resulted in overnights for the horses that were beautifully clean, calming and restful for them. Tori's end of day emails detailing everybody's condition, attitude, and antics were insights to how well you get to know and relate to our horses personalities and foibles. And finally, your communications and updates, including texts, emails and even the GPS tracker, kept us in the loop throughout the trip adding so much to our peace of mind. I'd definitely give 4HLAS and Tori and Justin a 10 star rating...truly THE BEST!
S and S Skilling, DVM
I am more than satisfied with the experience my horses had with Tori and Justin McLeod. Response to my request for a quote and date were prompt and all my questions were answered patiently. The pick up was right on time and the rig was beautiful, safe, and clean. I was up dated frequently during the trip with texts and pictures and again, responses were prompt. I knew just where the horses were using the GPS tracker. The horses arrived on time and were as calm unloading as they are leaving their own stalls. The rig was deeply bedded and clean and my horses were in perfect condition. My horses are backyard pets but it was obvious they were treated as carefully as any show or racehorse.
In July (2020) I needed to find transportation for my Irish Sport Horse from my farm in Vass (NC) to Rood and Riddle, Equine Hospital in Lexington Kentucky for an MRI. My neighbor had used 4Hooves Large Animals Services for several long trips for her horses. Also their names came up several times when I asked friends who they suggested. When I contacted them and found out that they were available to transport my horse, I expressed my concern with them getting their rig up my driveway. Both Tori and Justin McLeod came out to check the driveway, and Justin said “no problem”.
When shipping day came, they arrived with a deeply bedded box stall, filled up their water jugs with my well water and collected my hay, so my horse “Ron” would have no change in food and water.
Tori texted me a link to their GPS tracker so I could see where they were, she also updated me on weather and traffic conditions and sent photos and videos. Ron arrived at Rood and Riddle hydrated, well fed and relaxed. I highly recommend 4Hooves, they are professional, efficient and safety minded.
M Hankey - Phoenix Rising Farm