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"Shipping Five Rescued Percheron Mares"

shipping from Narvon, Pennsylvania Gray Court, South Carolina for $1,100.00

10/22/2010
$1,100.00
Narvon, Pennsylvania
Gray Court, South Carolina
632 mi.

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I rescued five percheron mares from a slaughter broker, through Another Chance for Horses. The nature of these rescues is that you need to make arrangements ASAP to ship ASAP -- Friday afternoon you know you have the horses and Monday afternoon you must ship. AC4H said try Uship, and so I did, although worried how I would know if I got a decent shipper. I had one day to find someone to pick up horses in Pennsylvania (7500 pounds of horse!) and deliver to South Carolina, and I knew no one in PA. Fearfully, I put up my requirements on Friday night for Monday afternoon shipping, asking for a charitable bid. Mr. Moyer responded within an hour, with a very fair bid. To my horror, I noticed that I had put the weight of two horses at 150 pounds each instead of 1500 -- so I was asking for 3,000 pounds less horse hauling than was needed. I cancelled the bid and asked him to rebid - when he did rebid, he wrote "I knew what 5 percherons weigh. Same bid." And then, he dealt with health delays that left the horses unable to ship until Friday. He communicated with the temporary boarding farm repeatedly, gave me updates on a regular basis, rearranged his schedule, and got the horses on the road ahead of schedule when they were released. for travel. He took good care of them during the 12 hour journey south, and was solicitous of them on arrival at my farm. You could not ask for a more conscientious horse shipper. He knew how to handle the horses, to care for them en route, and safely get them into the pasture with kindness and a sure hand. I highly recommend this shipper -- he helped save five percherons as much as I did. A good man.

- Karen B.