Its now been confirmed that I will not be going down to Eketahuna due to the pictures taken of the float not quite meeting what Helen wants in a float... which means I wont be able to pick up Shell Fire this week. :(
On a brighter note, Haley (his owner) contacted Woodville Horse Floats and they are prepared to put some time in loading him, so he might actually get up here this week via them :D
I have only ever heard good things about this company and previous mare owners have sent their beloved mares to my last stallion via this service. The horses have always arrived in great condition despite at times being on board for more than 12 hours.
Its nice to be able to recommend a horsey service :D