If you have any experience transporting horses, you’ve probably already noticed that they seem much more comfortable when travelling with a companion.
This is true; their heart rates and body temperatures are lower, they make less noise and less signs of discomfort.
But what if you have to transport a horse alone? Is there a way to keep them calm even without a companion?
The simple trick is: Put a mirror into the horse float.
Just being able to see another horse (even if that horse is their reflection!) makes horses more comfortable when travelling.
Solitary horses that could see themselves in a mirror made few noises and tossed their heads much less often than horses travelling alone.
So if you have an old mirror lying around, why not use it to comfort a solo-traveller?
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10 of the Most Beautiful Horse Riding Arenas in the World
1. Stork’s Nest Arena.
This arena is as beautiful inside as it is outside. Built and operating in the Czech republic, the exterior of this building is unforgettable.
2. Paris Barracks Indoor Arena.
Built at about the same time as the Eiffel tower, this indoor arena is used to exercise military horses & is a timeless solace of Paris.
3. Bolsover horse arena.
This seemingly humble riding arena becomes a little fancier when you learn that its located inside of a castle, on top of a hill in England.
4. Spanish Riding School, Vienna.
Perhaps the most elegant and beautiful indoor arena in the entire world, this is a traditional riding school built in 1729. It’s an absolute treasure and rarity.
5. Woodinville, Washington State.
This gorgeous, secluded home and outdoor riding arena are nestled into the forests of Woodinville, hiding away from the world.
6. Grosbois à Boissy-Saint-Léger arena.
Built into a 17th century French castle, this arena is remarkable – mixing modern construction methods with traditional materials to create a space any rider would spend the rest of their life in.
7. Reitarena Stubei
This Austrian indoor is unique because it breaks from the traditionalism of most other riding arenas. The stark, simple building and the sloping roof are decidedly modern.
8. Grand Central Farm Arena.
An amazing indoor arena upstate New York, the laminated woodwork looks unbelievable, giving the roofing a grandeur and elegance that is completely unique.
9. The Cliffs Equestrian Centre.
An amazing forest getaway with some of the most impressive barns and stables in the world. This place focuses on trail riding and ultra luxurious country living.
10. The Equestrian Centre, Portugal.
An incredible centre, full of bold, modern architecture and heavy on the wooden detailing. Certainly something we’d all love to spend some time riding in.
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