Dear Ringmaster,

How can I avoid having to check or carry my bags? I frequently fly to horse shows and I’m tired of checking in a seperate piece of luggage for my saddle.

-Charlotte from Brentwood, Tennessee

Dear Charlotte from Brentwood, Tenn,

There are services that will ship your luggage to your destination before you arrive. It’s an expensive option, but could be smart if you only need your saddle for a fews days of a weeks-long trip. You could ship yourself using FedEx or UPS, but these companies offer better customer service. Don’t forget to inform your hotel if you’re shipping before you arrive.
Luggage Free
The Luggage Club
Luggage Forward
Sports Express – same family as Luggage Forward; specializes in sports equpiment- perfect for golf clubs for the hubbie or the saddle for the horse.