If you horse’s ears are standing up, is usually indicates that they’re content. This is a relatively passive sign and occurs when the horse is relaxed, too.
2. Ears pointing forward.
When the ears are aimed forwards like little radars, your horse is attentive. Your horse is ready to work, or it may have spotted something that it wants to know more about.
3. Ears are back.
Your horse may be anxious or afraid if its ears are pointed backwards. You’ll notice ears in this position when a horse is spooked.
4. Ears pinned back and down.
When the ears are pinned back and against the head, your horse is in an aggressive mood. Horses like this are dangerous, and they’re trying to tell you that they’re ready to confront anyone that opposes them.
5. Snaking the head.
If your horse lowers its head and swings it side to side, they’re trying to intimidate something or someone else. This should be considered a warning flag; it may turn into more overt aggressive behaviour.
Horses sometimes lift a hoof and stomp it back into the ground. This indicated that the horse is irritated. The degree of irritation can by more difficult to know, sometimes a horse will stomp because is it being annoyed by a fly. Keep watch and make sure the behaviour doesn’t escalate.
7. Teeth clacking.
Submissive horse will push their heads forwards and click there teeth. This happens most often in foals, who are weaker than other horses and often try to avoid confrontation. The signal means that the horse doesn’t want a confrontation and is willing to accept the other horse’s leadership.
8. Flaring nostrils.
Horse flare their nostrils to breathe in more oxygen. It keeps them alert and allows them to be more responsive to situations. You’ll see this when your horse is being exercised, but you may also see it when the horse is being particularly attentive or thinks there may be a threat nearby.
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12 Of The Most Amazing Factories & Warehouses
From the Volkswagen Tower to the Amazon Warehouse, there truly are some incredible factories and warehouses across the globe. These unique business warehouses will inspire you and your company.
Volkswagen Car Towers, Wolfsburg Germany
There are two of these amazing spectacles, towers that spiral up and up completely filled with brand new cars. These car houses are operated by house technology which automatically moves cars from the VW’s Wolfsburg plant to the towers, and on to the customer center to be collected by their owners.
Bank of England’s Vault Beneath London
This is possibly the richest warehouse in the world. The vault is located under central London, and contains 4,600 tons of gold which add up to be worth around 166 billion British Pounds.
DB Schenker’s Warehouse, Germany
DB Shenker being one of the largest logistics companies in the world has an extremely impressive selection of warehouses. This photograph is taken by Christian Stoll.
National Archives Winsford, Cheshire
This expansive salt mine located in Winsford is the size of 700 football pitches and currently stretches 100 miles long, still growing. The mine has a dry and stable condition that provides perfect conditions for storing National Archives such as Confidential government files.
Google Data Center, Georgia
The warehouse is as colourful as google itself. This was originally a cooling plank in Douglas County Georgia but has been taken over by Google, who have painted the pipes in order to distinguish which is which and just for fun.
Champagne Warehouse, France
Here the finest champagnes in the world are held and stored in underground warehouses such as this one in Reims. The champagnes are allowed to mature for up to 20 years in the warehouses.
The Abandoned Solviet Space Center
The huge aircraft hangar is located near Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. although it is now abandoned, it still makes for an impressive photograph by Ralph Mirebs.
Constellation Europe, United Kingdom
The warehouse Constellation Europe is the largest wine warehouse in the whole of Europe. It stores 57 million bottles continually.
Jean-Luc Lagardere Plant Toulouse
The A380 aircraft is built in the the Jean-Luc Lagardere Plant. As these are the largest airliners in the world, it takes about 1.32 million square feet to have sufficient space to be able to build one of these planes.
Amazon is a huge company selling anything you could imagine, known as the worlds largest retailer. This huge house of wonder holds a myriad of different products sold to online customers.
Meyer Werft, Papenburg Germany
Meyer Werft is a shipping and cargo port warehouse that holds some of the largest cruise ships in the world. There has been around 700 ships build in the warehouse which is 678,0000 sq ft.
M & S Warehouse, Castle Donington
Marks and Spencer’s warehouse was opened in 2003 in Castle Donington, Leicestershire. The warehouse is 900, 000 sq ft, and handles all of the company’s online orders and deliveries.
10 Tips To Improve Your Equine Business
Running a successful equestrian business can be difficult, especially if you are just starting out. Improving your horse business is not about finding an obvious problem, fixing it, and then continuing on the same way you were running your business before. It is about discovering what works in an optimal way for your business and your clients, and implementing this into the running of the business. This can be difficult to find, and advice is hard to give as every business is different. However here are 5 tips to help you get started in making your equine business a success.
Revisit business plan
Having a business plan that keeps your business heading in the right direction is imperative to its success at any stage. Revisit your business plan to work out if you are keeping to it practically and if anything needs to be altered to answer customer needs more soundly.
Improving value proposition
One of the first steps in improving your equine business is to review your value proposition. This describes a description of the customer’s needs, how your business answers these needs and the value of the solution offered in the eyes of the customer. Once you know exactly what your customer wants and how to give this to them your getting yourself on the right track straight away.
Have you thought about how your horse business compares with relevant competitors? It is very important to work out how you will have a competitive advantage over other similar businesses.
It is also key to ensure your business is not lacking in any way when compared with competitors. For example do you have sufficient facilities to be running riding classes? Having an indoor riding arena is a great competitive advantage meaning you can take classes safely in any kind of weather conditions.
Review operations and services
Evaluate all the processes and procedures that occur in your business and which ones could be improved, or if new ones need to be implemented. If you know all systems in place are maximizing efficiency and workability in your business you should find things should run smoothly and successfully.