back in the old days that's all they had. the way to do it is to find a liner that will allow you for a groom to go along with them adn take care of them in addition to have an exercise area. not to much space but movement. price can be the main factor into the equation.
Don't do it. Have heard terrible stories about horses that have come over by sea. Even in the best case, it would probably take a year until they were healthy enough to play.
tHANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR REPLIES. i WOULD ONLY EVER CONSIDER GOING BY BOAT IF i COULD FIND A SHIP THAT HAD AN EXCERCISE AREA AND I COULD TAKE A GROOM WITH THE PONIES. BUT CANT FIND A BOAT WITH THESE FACILITIES. I WOULD NOT PUT ANY ANIMAL AT RISK OF ILL TREATMENT. ALL BEST SA
There is a boat transport from Argentina to Italy with horses. A few patrons on the continent have done it as it cost around 1500 USD per horse and takes 3 weeks. I do not know more then that....
You don t need to go to Argentina at the moment ... there are hundreds of ponies here in the UK for sale ...
- but sadly i have 16 of my own stuck in Argentina!