I needed a horse shipped from Missouri to Washington state within a general time frame and within a certain budget. After considering more than one bid, trying to contact non-UShip transportation services (with no luck), I settled on HBcritters. April was very accommodating on price, timing of the shipment, and communication before and during shipment.
I contacted another shipping service but they were unable to book enough animals to make it affordable for me, so the U Ship bidding system worked very well. I like the feature of being able to negotiate to some extent, what I could afford to pay. I would definitely recommend uShip again, and use it again, if needed. But I doubt I'll need it because I HAVE my dreamhorse now!!!