Breeders of beautiful Miniature Horses with Action!
Quality Breeding ~ Quality Transport
Larry, Maryann & Brianna Cerullo
5643 SW Minson Rd.
Powell Butte, OR 97753
this time, due to health problems and the economy.
Larry is not
transporting. Please feel free to contact us
transportation questions and know that we will be back
on the road as
soon as we can. With luck that will happen after the
first of the year
these days of high fuel prices (yes, diesel fuel is
the cost of transporting your animal is extremely
high. What once
was a trip costing $500 is now more than double that
price mostly based
on the cost of fuel. All horse transporters are
trying to find
the proper price point to move your horses
safely. The best way for transporters to keep
costs to the owners
low is to have a full trailer. Consequently,
trips are either not
as frequent or charges for excessive miles off the
have been applied. Please be aware that we try
to keep the costs
as low as possible.
Since 1994, Miniature Ventures has offered first class transportation for miniature horses at reasonable prices! As Miniature Horse, Shetland and Welsh owners and breeders, we saw a need for reasonable and high quality equine transport. The quality offered is a direct reflection of our years of experience as Miniature Horse owners and because of that, we are able to give personal attention with an eye for transporting animals as if they were our own. As a matter of fact, our motto is "Once your horse is on the trailer it is ours until we deliver it."
Our main concern is the safety and health of your animal. Miniature horses and ponies have many needs on the road including lots of water, minimal stress, plenty of good quality hay, and lots of TLC. We offer them water throughout the entire ride. If the miniature horse or pony isn't a show animal, they have free choice orchard grass hay or whatever their own diet requires. We stop frequently and check and exercise the animals and have a closed circuit monitoring system that allows us to watch the animals while we are on the road. For longer trips, we allow the miniature horses or ponies up to eight hours rest and overnight stops if necessary at selected farms and fairgrounds throughout the country.
Our trailer is modern and is designed inside for miniature horses and ponies. We have a fetish for ventilation and your horse or pony will have a space fitted to them that will allow plenty of fresh air. Every space in the trailer is cleaned and disinfected between animals and the entire trailer is disinfected after each trip. We transport weanlings and mares and foals with special consideration for their safety and needs.
vehicle is a late model diesel Ford
pickup noted for its safety and reliability. In
event of an extended breakdown, we have a network of
spots throughout the country where the animals are safe
Over the years, we have
to add other vehicles and drivers to our operation with
of success. The results have been mostly
unsatisfactory for the
customers and us. Consequently, Larry is basically
operation which means your horse will get his experience
care. The trip may take a little longer but
between daily updates
of where he is and the somewhat longer breaks because he
travelling alone, you will know where your horse is and
know that it is
in the best possible hands.
recommend that a pregnant miniature horse or
pony be put on REGUMATE or be given a progesterone shot
last for about seven days) several days prior to the
trip. We will
that dosage daily throughout the trip using our REGUMATE
or yours and
arrival it takes about three days to wean them off of
the REGUMATE. It
has been our experience that pregnant mares retain their
during the unavoidable stress of hauling if given the
progesterone. There is a charge for giving your horse
whether it is ours or yours.
We will give whatever shots or medications your miniature horse or pony needs during the trip. If the animal gets ill during the trip, we will notify you immediately and locate a veterinarian to check the animal if we or you deem it necessary. Remember, we treat your animal as if it is ours!
doesn't matter if the trip is 100 miles or 3000
miles, traveling is stressful on a horse-- no matter
what the breed. We
give all of our miniature horses and ponies dosages of
we are sure the animals are getting what they need then.
It is always
to begin electrolyting your horse prior to having it
travel. This will
help reduce the stress from the beginning of the ride.
On long trips,
our animals are exercised at least once daily. This
as well. Of course, for the non-show horses, we keep
them busy with
All miniature horses and ponies need to have a current COGGINS and HEALTH CERTIFICATE prior to being loaded onto our trailer. We would prefer that all health certificates include the horse's temperature recorded on them. Several states require BRAND INSPECTIONS for horses to be transported within or going out of the state. It is also helpful to have a copy of your horse's registration included with your paperwork. NEVER send ORIGINAL REGISTRATIONS with your horse-- a copy is fine.
transport miniature horses and ponies to
every state in the lower 48 states. We strive to have
have regular once
across the country will connect
with all states in-between! In the winter, we strive for
safety in the
snow belt and will plan routes accordingly. If the roads
are at all
we'll stop until the ice or snow conditions pass.
Since 1994, we have
horses for most of the major miniature horse and pony
farms in the
United States as well as many of the smaller farms and
well. We can provide references on request.
One of our customers writes:
"I have used Miniature Ventures for all of my pony transporting needs for several years. Not only are the prices extremely reasonable, but it is so wonderful to be able to ship my ponies with confidence, knowing that they will arrive in the best possible condition. I can always count on Larry to 'go the extra mile' for the pony's comfort and well being. I wholeheartedly recommend Larry to everyone and will continue to use Miniature Ventures for all of my hauling needs-- from weanlings shipped clear across the country to grown ponies going to the next state, I use Miniature Ventures exclusively!"