I scored a heavy-duty cardboard box from work 15x15x24. The saddle fits inside like a pea in a pod! I was hoping to stuff it inside my big ole duffle so that I could add a few more things and use it as a single piece of luggage but it won't go.
So, I'll just put some kinda strap on the box as a handle and check it as second luggage!!!
Thanks for all the great ideas. With the holiday, shipping would have cost an arm & leg to get it out west, to a remote area. I was determined to get it on the plane with me. So much for pre-planning.
I did try dressing the saddle up like a doll, but it wouldn't fit in the stroller without taking off it's legs. The second best option was strapping it ON my greyhound and shipping them together!
Hell, if my grey had GPS, I could just send her on her way now and she'd be there by the time I get there!