I hack to shows, with a friend, and I found that if I say this to anyone, I get really funny looks, as though they are thinking that I am deliberately being cruel!! My mare is 20, and still sound and fit, it only takes 1hr and 15mins to get to the showground, at a walk, and I have found that Crystal is more relaxed and a lot calmer than if she arrived in a trailer. Added to this, she refuses to travel in a double trailer, and it is expensive to hire trailers, so I hack to shows. I did with my first pony, I was just wondering if anyone else does, or do you all have trailers and boxes???