If you live in the middle of nowhere and you don't own a truck and trailer, moving animals at any time is a challenge let alone in an emergency. Fortunately, I have several friends and neighbors who have been generous enough to help me get Ramsey to and from Cornell. They all have busy lives of their own though and coordinating a trip that works for everybody can be tricky.
Luckily, a few months ago, I picked up a card off a bulletin board at Tractor Supply advertising horse trailering and it has been in my coat pocket ever since. I have had some very terrible experiences with "truckers" so I was a bit reluctant to call the guy, but last week I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did.
Robert Casse is a retired military and corrections officer who is also a life long horse owner. He is offering horse transportation as a way to supplement his retirement and offset the cost of having these trailers for his own use.
His price was fair, his equipment immaculate and in perfect condition, he was an excellent driver and was very good with Ramsey.
He also couldn't resist getting his own cell phone photo of Ramsey at Cornell. So, if you are in the Northeast and you ever think you'll need an equine moved, you might want to keep his phone number handy. If I can't get this thing with Gabe figured out, I may just be calling him again myself.