You might have heard of the idea before; that hair whorls on horses indicate certain personalities. It’s an idea that dates back as far as equine domestication itself does. Swirlology, Whorlology or Whorl Theory all suggest that you can gain insight into the kind of horse you’re looking at based on the patterns in their hair.
Is it even worth considering?
There is a lot of anecdotal evidence out there that suggests whorls are significant – if you speak to people who take note of whorls, they’re likely to say they do matter. But his could be tradition or bias; people who talk about whorls are just more likely to think they’re significant.
Is there a biological basis for the idea?
Yes, there is. It isn’t very clearly understood, but the embryonic tissue that ends up becoming facial skin (and therefore changes whorl patterns) is the same tissue that ends up in the brain. So it isn’t inconceivable that the two things could be correlated.
Is there scientific evidence for whorl theory?
Proper evidence eventually came about when researchers observed 1,500 cattle being moved from fields. As one observer recorded the position of their facial whorls, another recorded their behaviour and ranked levels of aggression or agitation.
They found that whorl positioning did have an effect on the behaviour of the cattle; if the whorl was above the eyes, the cow was more likely to become agitated. They also found different correlations between hair patterns and certain behaviours in guinea pigs, rats, foxes and humans.
The same pattern found in cows was found in horses; whorls that were above the eyes of the horse meant the horse was easier to agitate and harder to work with.
The researchers stressed that, although they had found significant results, they couldn’t predict detailed aspects of horse personality. Instead, high whorl positions indicated that a horse was more likely to be frightened and could therefore be more difficult to work with. They stressed the importance of using this information when training. Horses with high whorls should never be reprimanded for being difficult, because it’s often an indication that they are uncomfortable.
The positioning of a whorl does not define a horse’s personality. It is one influence amongst many, many others and can often be drowned-out. Think of it as a single voice in a symphony; although it makes a difference, it’s usually difficult to see the effect it’s having.
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Building A Large Shed – Quotes, Examples & Cost Estimates
What this article covers: Farm/Rural Shed – Equestrian – Industrial – Commercial – Educational – Aviation – Architect-designed – Domestic/Backyard.
Broad acre farming often requires huge sheds to store stock, feed, machinery & livestock. Wide spans give you the ability to have large openings that allow easy access for large farm machines like harvesters. They are robust and hardy against the elements; a lifelong investment that will serve you for decades.
Average cost for a big span farm shed: $68,261
Large equestrian structures are indoor riding arenas, often with stable complexes attached. We have a high level of expertise producing indoor arenas for dressage and other equestrian sports reaching up to sizes 77m x 46m. These structures are designed to fit the client’s need and can include all features you might desire.
Average cost to an indoor riding arena: $124,000.
Commercial & Office Buildings
Commercial builds need to be expertly engineered and flawlessly erected, particularly when building large offices & factories. We have experience building commercial structures up to 100m x 50m. Infrastructure is a valuable investment and will improve your business.
Average cost of a commercial building: $166,900
Large Backyard Sheds
Residential and domestic sheds usually include small storage sheds and garages. However, client often go bigger with an American-style barn. These sheds offer a larger space for storage big enough to house multiple vehicles and a workshop. The American-style barn is not only a stylish addition to your property, but offers large storage space for a range of purposes.
Average cost for an American barn: $43,005
Industrial Sized Sheds
This larger category of building refers to warehouses up to 80m x 80m. Value-engineering and intelligent design will ensure that your industrial investment will work efficiently and will increase your business’ productivity. It’s a great idea to talk to a consultant from the very beginning of your project to endure your budget is adhered to and your building suits the functions it needs to.
Average cost for a large warehouse is $80,000 to $400,000.
Educational Buildings & Ball Covers
Those in the educational industry looking at building a big construction, covered-over learning areas offer you bespoke sizes and designs for ball court covers ranging up to 48m x 43m. This is a lasting investment for schools and their students’ safety, as well as those in educational or sporting. Covers like this have padded columns, anti-bird netting and roof insulation.
Average cost for a large ball court cover: $114,00
Aviation Hangars & Buildings
Bigger aircraft hangars can range up to 64m x 30m. We provide a variety of options for those interested in building a large aircraft hangar, customised to your aircrafts and needs. We have the decades of experience in aeroplane and helicopter hangars that are required to get the precision and value a large aviation building requires.
Average cost for an aircraft hangar: $98,782
Taking a more architectural and customised approach to sheds, people often choose to engage an architect to design a unique, one-of-a-kind homes that make use of steel frames. Larger constructions that come under this category are referred to as liveable sheds, reaching up to sizes of 100m x 50m. These buildings are completely customised to fit your dreams and your vision.
Average cost for bigger habitable sheds: $56,488