We pride ourselves in quality of care and not necessarily how many equines we can transport in one trip... meaning, we typically will only haul equines belonging to one person in a single transport unless both parties requesting transport approve of their equine being hauled with another on the same trailer. This policy reduces the risk of injury due to unfamiliarity between equines, risk of contracting a communicable disease by close contact, or becoming ill from undue stress of interaction between equines. We try to keep our fees reasonable for the service we provide and can, typically, compete with most private transport companies but unfortunately cannot compete with the commercial companies that may have anywhere from 5 to 10 equines on one transport route which allows them to divide the associated costs and provide lower shipping rates. Multiple equines on a single transport may result in longer transport duration with multiple layovers or drop-off points along the route, extended time standing in a straight/slant stall or in a box stall without adequate relief, increased risk of injury or illness, higher stress responses, decreased food and water intake leading to weight loss and dehydration, and limited direct care and individual monitoring during the transport.
Image: Shire gelding transported for a client locally in NC