Shipping horses from place to place is a big responsibility, but an even bigger one during busy competition seasons. When you reach out for a quotation, you will find transportation companies are rarely able to quote a flat rate. Pricing a trip involves more than a simple mileage calculation from pickup to destination.

Arranging long hauls can be complicated and confusing for the first-timer and a ton of hassle for the busy trainer or barn manager. Many factors may affect the cost of transportation, here are some points to consider:

- Better save ahead of time.
- Skilled drivers, handlers and equipment
- Duration, distance and driving conditions
- Some extras