I needed to ship my 2 horses, ages 8 and 23, from Florida to Indiana for the summer. Having never shipped them before, or hauled them that far myself, I was a wreck. My 23-year-old gelding tends to show mild colic symptoms when his environment changes radically, so I was concerned about that. Also, my timetable was tight so I needed a hauler who would show up when he said he would.
My horses not only were picked up and delivered on time, they were happy and relaxed when they arrived, showing no signs of stress. The fact that the hauler, Guy Sears, stabled them overnight instead of traveling all night was a real plus and I think it contributed to their well-being on the trip. They settled into their new environment with no problems.
In addition, I feel that I got the best price with UShip because of the bidding arrangement. I had collected a few bids on my own before discovering uShip, and there was a $900 range between prices. With UShip I was able to set the price I felt was fair and that's what I got.
UShip and Guy Sears made this a totally positive experience instead of a nerve-wracking one. Consider me a believer!