Sought: Ride Home for Two Mules

Know anyone that could trailer my mules Brick and Cracker from Idaho back to North Carolina? They’ve walked 2,000 miles to get here and don’t want to walk home.

Cracker and Brick spent 6 months walking from North Carolina to Idaho. Now it’s time to go home.

Right now (October 11) the mules and I are in Blackfoot, Idaho. We plan to be in Hailey, Idaho around October 25, I’d be looking for a trailer ride home to North Carolina from Hailey.


  • Where to Where: Hailey, Idaho (east of Boise) to Lenoir, North Carolina (1 1/2 hour from Asheville)
  • When: leaving Idaho for North Carolina between late October or early November 2019

Even part of the way would be a good start (ex: Idaho to Kentucky). I could make the trip in stages if need be.

About me and What I Can Offer

In the parlance of the personal ads, I’m a MGNSLDTDCOTTM (Married Guy Non-Smoker Light Drinker That Doesn’t Cuss or Talk Too Much).

I’d be glad to:

  • pitch in $ for fuel, junk food, coffee, lottery tickets, etc
  • do a share of the driving.
  • talk if that’s what it takes to keep you awake
  • sleep if you want to drive in peace
I’d be happy to pitch in with driving. Yes, my wife Julia trusts me to haul her Haflinger Pickle. No, I won’t embarrass you by wearing my top hat. Or maybe I will.

About Brick and Cracker

Brick and Cracker are easy going shippers. They handle, load and ride with minimum fuss.

They are current on:

  • health certificates
  • Cogggins
  • vaccinations

Headin’ North Carolina-way?

Soooo…got any ideas? Know anybody heading from Idaho toward North Carolina way with 2 open spots in their trailer? Got a friend heading East with an empty horse trailer to pick up a load of horses to bring West?

If so, just leave me a comment in the Comment Section (below) or drop me an email. Even if you don’t have a ride for us, you can still help by spreading the word to your friends.

Please be patient hearing back from me, though. The mules and I will be away from wifi the next few days but will get back up with you when we have internet again.


14 Responses to Sought: Ride Home for Two Mules

  • Can’t help with hauling but if you need a overnight layover, I’m located right off of I-29, in NW MO.

    • Thanks so much for the offer. Always nice to know there’s a place to rest the mules on these long trips. I’ll be sure to give you a shout if that would work out! Bernie

  • Just a heads up that ND is closed due to weather. Will be closed thru Saturday.

  • I’m in north central Kansas if you need a layover. Can’t help with shipping but can offer a warm place for both miles and yourself.

    • Thanks for the offer of a lay over Cynthia. You’re a bit south of my route but I’d be sure to look you up if my route home takes me that way. Bernie

  • If I were you I would stay in Blackfoot close to the interstate. Probably a better chance of getting something arranged. Just my two cents…safe travels!

  • I’m hauling a (currently) empty stock trailer from Lexington KY to MD the weekend of November 15-17 if you get there by then. Please message me to discuss. 🙂

    • Hi Dee. Great hearing from you.
      First, pardon the delay in replying. The mules and I are juuuust getting settled in to our final destination here in Hailey, Idaho.
      Thanks for the heads up on the potential ride from Lexington to Maryland. I’m in the (very) early stages of finding a ride back East from here for my mules. I’ll be sure to give you a shout if your schedule might link up with mine.

  • No idea what your route will be but I am in north central Nebraska on Highway 20 near Ainsworth. Would be willing to help if you do relays and are in this part of our state and/or need a layover. Thinking you won’t be this far north.

    • Howdy Barbara. Great hearing from you. Sure appreciate your offering to help with the relays. I won’t be quite that far north but will definitely keep you in mind should my way home take me up your way. Bernie

  • I’m in MD – if you catch a ride with Dee (above) the weekend of November 15 -17 I can get you to NC.

    • Hi Tina. Wow, thanks for the offer of helping us get from NC from MD. Right now I’m piecing together options. I’ll be sure to give you a shout if I see some how to make this work! Bernie

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