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What is the average amount of money it takes to haul a horse 125 miles, round trip being 250 miles? I have a lady who wants to buy one of my mares but she's 125 miles away, and neither of us have a trailer. I used to but not anymore. So we are wondering what it would normally cost to haul a horse.
 

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It depends, our area has people that advertise shipping especially if they are headed that way and just want assistance with fuel and they have an open spot in a trailer.

What are the two city destinations?
 

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Professional haulers usually don't charge a return fee because they are traveling and moving more than one horse or has a pick up on the way back.
 

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Sometimes Uhaul has stock trailers. the one near us has a 16 ft stock trailer you can rent and haul for yourself. I tend to think that would be way cheaper than having the horse professionally hauled.
 

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Depends on the hauler and if they are hauling more than one animal. Many times it is cheaper because you have to think about the gas and any hotel/food expense if you are going a long distance.
 

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125 miles isn't far though, I can drive that in two hours not hauling a horse but even hauling it shouldn't take over 2 and a half hours. So it would be a day long trip there and back. I think I would ask the buyer to do it, but if I was desperate to move the horse I might consider it. I don't know though I would certainly contact some haulers and see what they charge and contact u haul and see what they have available.
 

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Depending on the distance, I charge the cheaper of either $75 hook-up fee and then $1.25 a loaded mile or $2.50 a loaded mile. 125 miles is what I call local long distance, you are probably not going over state lines, worse case 1 set of state lines and you really shouldn't need to stop along the way to check on the horse, I stop every 3 - 4 hrs, 125 miles shouldn't take 3 - 4 hrs, so I would check them once loaded that they are good in the trailer and as long as everything in the trailer stays quiet, I keep going. So, for this haul, you would be looking at roughly $225.
 
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