I am totally amazed that my box full of my most valuable horses made it to Florida without anyone getting broken. The way I packed them and then seeing how the system works, it makes me cringe when I think about how many legs, tail and ears should have broken off. I'm not trying to scare anyone away from shipping their horses, I am telling everyone this for their models saftey. Let's face it, no body wants to get an email or call saying that their favorite horse broke something while being shipping for proxy or even being shipping home.
When I first started in this hobby, I bought a custom stablemate from online. I didn't want to spend a ton of money so I had the other person ship the horse as cheaply as possible. In the smallest bx the horse would fit in. Big mistake. The horse arrived with 3 broken legs, a broken tail and the head and neck snapped off. I was heart broken. That should have taught me a lesson, and it did. But not as big of a lesson as today did.
So, if this is the only thing you ever read from my blog, let it be this. Package your models like you would package your children. Because you never know which super busy package handler with 500 m