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"My 30 year old mare"

shipping from Palmdale, California Sacramento, California for $340.00

6/19/2008
$340.00
Palmdale, California
Sacramento, California
384 mi.

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I was looking to transport my 30 year old mare from Southern California to Sacramento. I don't have a trailer, and wasn't sure how to go about getting her moved. I searched the internet, and read about uship. It seemed like an interesting idea, so I placed a listing. I immediately received several bids and questions from people that were interested in my business. One thing that surprised me was how reasonable the price was. Several friends had guessed at what the cost would be, and I'm happy to say the all of the bids I received were less than half of those estimates. I arranged for shipment through one of the bidders. Although I was excited to have my horse moved, I had some concerns. The first was that I had never met this person. How would he treat my horse? Would he be kind and gentle? Also, the time we arranged for the transportation was at the same time I was scheduled to be in school. I wouldn't be there to unload her and get her settled, and that worried me. It turns out, I had woried over nothing. Dale Andrews did such a fabulous job. He took special care my mare Fancy from start to finish. With my mare being 30, and underweight, he was vary cautious. He stopped several times during the trip to water her and let her rest. He had a video camera set up so he could keep an eye on her while driving. He called me throughout the trip to let me know she was well, and that she was a sweet horse. My barn manager met him at her new home, and they unloaded Fancy and made sure she was comfortable. The manager commented several times how wonderful Dale was with Fancy. Thanks uship for providing such a great service, and thanks to Dale for delivery my Fancy safe and sound!

- Cris S.