Over the years we have had dozens of shippers at our farm. Many were good, most were at least acceptable
......some not so good. We have narrowed down our personal preferences to a couple shippers.
Of the shippers based in Iowa that we've dealt with, Paul Lynch, of 4 Rail Horse Transport has proven to be one
of the most professional. Also, more good news..... when we last checked for quotes, Paul's rates were
among the least expensive.
Now the bad news.... As of 2014, Paul is no longer hauling professionally.
**There is one in-state hauler that has never been on our place, but we have
heard a lot of pretty bad reports concerning not only their hauling methods but their business ethics. Contact
us for more information.** or go to the web site: Ripoff Report.com and see what kind of negative reviews (if any) YOUR hauler
Twilight hauling out of central Alberta, Canada has been here several times to pick up horses bound for Alberta, SK, and BC.
They know what they are doing.
E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CANADA 780 235-1367 text or voice
USA 509 981-4443 text or voice
We've had Cox Horse Transport here a few times. They have a variety of drivers/handlers with a range
of horse skills.....but can get the job done, seem to be reasonably priced, and do make run from Texas on a regular basis.
Multi-rig and coast to coast.
Elliot Transport has hauled horses to Canada (western provinces) for buyers. Good people. Nice
We've had a couple of clients use this hauler:
Equine Services out of Oregon for west coast hauls.
No complaints that I know of....
And now, the place to shop appears to be the facebook group:
U ship is an option....but do some background checking before giving
anyone your money to have your horse hauled. We've had some pretty 'marginal' haulers show up here off
that web site. Actually, the people have been mostly ok - but some are not 'horse people' and more than
a few trailers were NOT appropriate. Ever try and put two HUGE pregnant broodmares into a very small (very old) two
horse straight load? Or load on a trailer so rusted you had to wonder if the floor was going to hold up much longer?
(We refused to load on those trailers, and contacted the buyers immediately).