My wife and I were close friends with a couple, Curt and Sandy. Curt was like a father to my wife and they were like grandparents to our children. Both Curt and my wife loved horses. Curt and I bought my daughters first horse together.
Curt's health had declined significantly and Curt and Sandy moved back to Texas to be with their daughters. Curt passed away three months ago. At the time he had two horses, one of which he had for a long time and he had always talked about. When they lived in Ohio, Curt's horse was at his nephew's farm in Oklahoma.
With Curt's passing Sandy was unable to keep the horses. She offered Curt's long term horse to my wife and I. We jumped at the opportunity, wanting to keep a part of Curt with us.
Needless to say the monitary value of this horse had little importance to us, the sentiemental value has no price tag. With winter having already arrived in the snow belt of Northeast Ohio we were concerned about getting the horse from Texas to Ohio quickly and safely.
We have never had anyone ship a horse for us so this was a new experience. We tried uShip after a horse transporter that had been recommended to us cancelled literally on the day the horse was supposed to be picked up! Through uShip we were connected with Ponyhauler. Fred from Ponyhauler picked up the horse within days of the connection and could not have been more undeerstanding and caring. The trip took about 2 and 1/2 days. Throughout that time Fred provided regular updates to my wife as to where they were and how the horse was doing. Fred found places to take the horse out of the trailer and exercise her along the way, fed and watered her and continually monitored her health and condition. She arrived last night in perfect condition.
Fred and his father, who shared the driving, from Ponyhauler could not have been nicer, thank you very much and thank you uShip for connecting us. You are responsible for making a very special Christmas season for my family.