Posted 2013-02-02 10:00 AM (#6625018 - in reply to #4286956) Subject: RE: Transportation Company Reviews
Posts: 4 Location: Paradise
This was initially I had ever used a delivery service for my horse, and Jerry made it a very positive experience. He has great interaction skills, is versatile with his routine, promptly, and most of all is very experienced about horse.
Posted 2013-03-07 7:48 AM (#6663447 - in reply to #5649312) Subject: RE: Transportation Company Reviews
Posts: 1552 Location: PA
JEilerts - 2011-04-29 12:29 AM
I used Dannie Gilder to ship our new mare from Virginia to New Mexico. I have no complaints whatsoever. I always got return calls within the hour. Our horse is huge (a Lipizzan/Friesian) at 17hh and quite long. They made accommodations whenever they could for her so she had more room to move. She left VA on a Thursday night and arrived in NM after a day in MO on Monday night. She was well hydrated and not nearly as spooky as I'd have expected her to be (she hadn't traveled far from the farm where she was raised). I recommend Dannie and crew, as our horse arrived in beautiful condition.
My horse just arrived to me this week and we used Dannie Gilder. She was just perfect!! VERY good pricing as well. Would use again. <img src='/forum/images/emoticons/06thumbsup.gif'>
Posted 2013-05-03 4:23 PM (#6724221 - in reply to #4286956) Subject: RE: Transportation Company Reviews
I have known the Gilders for years, transported several hoses on the them, and suggested his business with all being positive until the last trip. First the horse laid-over several days without prior notification, second the driver refused to drop the horse at the agreed destination, and third he requested additional payment from the recipient. I felt as if the horse was being held hostage, it was a horrible feeling, and he was dropped off three hours from the attended location.
I tried to contact the Gilders with NO response, and I have taken my business elsewhere. Whomever you use don't pay cash upfront like I always did and get a contract.
Posted 2013-06-22 2:45 PM (#6764628 - in reply to #4286956) Subject: RE: Transportation Company Reviews
If anyone was thinking of using GILDER TRANSPORT from Missouri....DO NOT DO IT!!!!
My new horse was at his place for over 2 weeks before he picked up my other horses and this is what he looked like...his driver also did not water any of my horses for the whole trip. His excuse was that the girl (whom he knows very well) only brought 20 lbs of grain to feed him. Not sure why he thought it was okay to just not feed my horse...All of my horses arrived severely ganted (sp?) and with scratches and scrapes all over their faces and heads. I have a video and pictures of my horse a few days before he arrived at Dannies and he did not look like this...i am unable to ride him and its costing me a ton to get the weight put back on the poor guy. Not sure how this guy still has a business...after this happened to me, i have heard from many other people who have had similar experiences with them. NOT VERY IMPRESSED!!!! :(
Posted 2013-06-22 3:06 PM (#6764638 - in reply to #6663447) Subject: RE: Transportation Company Reviews
You guys were very lucky. I wish you could see pictures of my horse. There is no way that the horse should have EVER been put on a trailer in that condition. It took him over 2 weeks to finally confirm a date to haul and he texted me at 3pm and told me to meet them at the pickup point at 7am the next morning (i was 10 hours away)...When i confronted him about the condition of my horse he took no responsibility for it whatsoever. The trucker pulled into the gas station across from where i was too meet him so i pulled over there thinking that i had mixed up places but they were trying to water my horses and from the condition they were in, it was blatantly obvious that they had not watered them for the whole trip. Terrible Terrible company to deal with...you were very lucky in your dealings with him. My uncle is a lawyer and dear Mr. Gilder is gonna pay for what he made my horse go through!!!
Posted 2014-10-16 7:40 PM (#7066363 - in reply to #4286956) Subject: RE: Transportation Company Reviews
Posts: 907 Location: a secret
It is interesting that everyone that uses Gilder states I had good luck with them.. Really folks is shipping horses based on luck??? My experience with them then would be considered bad luck NEVER USE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!! I learned the hard way. If you are shipping long distances box stall and tractor trailer yes it is more expensive but well worth the heart ache and the vet bills when you are dropped a sick dehydrated horse.
This was a gorgeous, happy, healthy, fit filly when she loaded on the haulers trailer.
This filly had 2 health certificates about 3 weeks apart prior to her leaving our place because the buyer wasn't sure when she would get everything finalized with boarding and hauling and we wanted to be sure we were ready. If there had been anything prior going on with her, our vet would have found it. The 2nd HC was only days before she got on the War Horse Transport trailer. She also did not stress when hauling. We hauled her several times (a 4 hour trip one way to bring her closer to where the shipper could pick up) and we have cameras in our trailer and she never made a fuss and was always very calm in the trailer.
Posted 2015-10-25 6:19 PM (#7210204 - in reply to #6724269) Subject: RE: Transportation Company Reviews
I had a horrible experience with Danny Gilder as well. His drivers picked up my horse in TX where he was healthy and looking good. I had to meet the drivers about 10 hours later than expected in Portland, OR to pick him up. When I entered the trailer to get him the water bucket was broke and laying on the ground underneath him, his lead was broken as well, the trailer looked like it was never cleaned out, he had gunk coming out of his eyes and dust all over his body. When I turned him to walk out of the trailer he almost fell over. He looked like a sick horse that had not been fed or watered for days.
After finally getting him home and trying to get him a little food and water he just got worse. I had to make an emergency call to vet who administered an IV, his temp got up to 107'. Luckily, we were able to save him but it took a few weeks for him to regain his strength and get back to normal.
I contacted Danny to let him know what happened but never got a return call. No refund, no sorry, no nothing. Just $500 vet bill plus the $1000 for shipping. Ridiculous!
Posted 2016-02-24 11:16 AM (#7249116 - in reply to #4286956) Subject: RE: Transportation Company Reviews
<span style="font-family:Verdana; font-size:14px; color:#000000"> </span> We just used Diamond Spur Transport and they were GREAT! Very prompt, texted and called every so often so that we had updates, she was timely and had a great trailer. Can't say enough good things
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