Easy-to-frighten horses are skittish and can be difficult to work with. But if something in the environment is scaring your horse, there are ways to help your horse be more calm.
Researchers tested three different methods to find out which was the most effective.
The Fear Stimulus: A white nylon bag.
This research used a white nylon bag that was able to be moved along a line. This was found to be universally uncomfortable for horses, and provided a good test stimulus.
The Habituation Method
Horses were exposed to the nylon bag repeatedly until they had become more calm.
The Desensitization Method
Horses were gradually exposed to the nylon bag. The first stage was much less intense than later stages and horses only moved onto the next stage when they were totally comfortable with the current stage.
The Counter-Conditioning Method
Horses were given food rewards every time the nylon bag appeared. This intends to build up a positive association that overcomes the negative association of the fear response.
Most effective method: Desensitization
The desensitisation method was the only method that worked for all participating horses. It was the most effective, longest-lasting and fastest process.
To see some of our horse arena photos, download an EquinaBuild brochure here.
How much to build an office?
How much does it cost to build an office building or attached office?
Every job is unique and will have different demands and a different scope.
The best thing to do is request a quote – we’ll respond with a full quote within 1 working day.
As an introduction, we’ve estimated some figure below to give you a rough idea of what an office building project often costs. These estimates include all of the benefits of working with Central Steel Build, complete project management, engineer, design, building permits etc.
Small – medium office project
These projects include office extensions and warehouses.
Cost range: $20,000 – $100,000
Medium office projects
Medium projects often involve combined offices and warehouses.
Cost Range: $100,000 – $200,000
Large office projects
Larger projects involve large office spaces with attached ware houses.
Cost range: $200,000 – $300,000
Do I need to arrange a building permit?
As we are registered builders, we are able to take care of all the paperwork, including building permits, so you can focus on ensuring the project meets your needs.
Have you built many offices before?
We’ve build over 50,000 steel buildings since our beginning in 1975.
These have been all over Australia, across multiple industries.
You can have a look at the location of our buildings here:
Can I see photographs of your work?
You sure can. The best way is to download an XpandaBuild brochure, where we’ve collected images of our previous buildings and their features.
Beautiful Indoor And Stable Complex In Harkaway
This gorgeous stately equestrian complex is one of our most impressive EquinaBuild projects yet. The complex is designed in traditional style, finished off with stone pillars and timber stained doors enhancing the overall look.
The indoor arena is the full dressage size of 61 x 21 meters. It is curtained with timber kickrail, giving a designer feel to the arena.
The attached stables are linked by a continuation of timber cladding over the steel giving the building a boutique air.
View the EquinaBuild section of the website to see more equestrian projects.