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Old 02-25-2009, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Mahalo Eekwine (cute). I did a search and came up with Piiholo Ranch on Maui.
I've just sent them an email asking for assistance. Yeah, it's breaking my heart
to have to consider leaving my DWB. I could never replace him.
Again, Mahalo for the info.
Koale
DWB? Darling Wheat Breath?
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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There is also a woman in Valley Ford in Sonoma County in Northern California. She ships cattle to the islands as well. Look her up.
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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DWB? Darling Wheat Breath?
dutch warm blood
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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Do you know the names of any of the horse transportation companies? Moving from Michigan to Hawaii and do not want to leave horse and pony behind. Please advise.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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i know it has been a while since the post was first started, but I was wondering if anyone found a decent shipping company? Or I was also wondering if anyone has a few horses coming from LA to Maui, we could combine to help reduce shipping costs...? I miss my little girl so much and I just want to enjoy maui's beautiful riding with her! Any help or information is greatly appreciated!

Thank You!
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Pacific Airlift is the primary air carrier. About $3,500 per horse.

Matson is the primary sea carrier. About $1,300 per horse.

Sheila Head is the best transporter from CA to HI. You bring the horse to them, they take care of everything else, from boarding until flight, transportation, handling crates/pens, etc. Don't know their cost.
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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Default Just shipped 5 horses from CA to HI

Hi,

If you search other posts I know I had a long thread going about this when I first started looking into relocating our ranch in June/July. OPtions are quite limited, but here's what we did:

Last week we shipped out our first five horses by boat using Sheila Head from northern CA (4 adults and a 4 mo old foal). She is rather gruff to talk to but the horses made it in one piece and in decent shape. Try talking to her guy Kurt. He's much nicer. They have a handler that feeds and waters the horses during the boat trip. Our foal took it the hardest but it might just have been stress or a little dehydration. The best tip we received was to fatten your horses up before hand and get them used to eating alfalfa pellets, the only feed they will have on the trip.

We are about to ship out the next 10 horses that we have going. Sheila does handle all the vet logistics and getting them to Honolulu. From there we used Kea Among for temporrary boarding and interisland transport to Big Island. That went well. Kea also was very relaible when the foal needed vet attention a couple days afer arriving.

The only other boat option is a cattle hauler that we had tons of trouble getting a response from. I tried several phone calls and emails too numerous to count. If you want to talk to them email me for info.

Flying is faster but must leave from LA/Long Beach area and is about 3x as costly as boat travel. If your horses aren't nervous excitable types the boat trip should be ok. At least ours proved to be.

Good luck.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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Hey Tiakobos,
I live on Kauai and am thinking about shipping a horse over from California. Could you give me some information about sea transport. What is the rabies quarantine like for horses?
Mahalo,
Meg
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Big Island- Hawaii, AK, WA where the whales are!
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SagDreamer Congrats on getting some of the family to the islands. Thanks Mahalo for posting your experience...
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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Default No rabies issue for horses

Check the Hawaii Ag website. Importing horses is a breeze compared to cats & dogs. Basically, they only need a Coggins test, a vaccination and a bug spray before they ship. No quarentine required or even a rabies vaccination, but you are supposed to retest them once they get here.

We just shipped our other 6 horses and 2 cows by boat. The cows required many more tests than the horses. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that our last 3 foals and calf can make the trip without too much stress.

Sheila Head was much easier to work with this time. Maybe because we have spent enough money shipping with her now or are shipping so many more animals? I don't know. Rick (not Kurt) is her guy to talk to.

Good luck.
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