QUOTE (Arabian Stud Europe @ Jan 10 2009, 09:19 AM)
My mare was 6 months pregnant and arrived in a perfect condition from the states! Not loose weight at all and after a few days it was like she had been here all her life!
I think it also depends on the horse's nature and to the fact is which condition they are put on the flight in the first place.
I agree with you about the flight conditions. How they are embarqued...it is a scary small and dark box... One more reason I tend to agree is that this particular mare really had a hard time getting into the van (whereas at her breeder (and a week later as well) she did embark very well. She sweated so much she was dripping ...
AlsoI have been reading that having theri heads up like this during the flight can really cause respiratory problems.
Anyone shipped by boat and was happy about it???