Monday, September 3, 2018

Flight animals

First of all, a brief apology for non-blogging lately. I stupidly spilled a cup of tea on my laptop, resulting in a very expensive and lengthy repair. Not sure how I managed to go ten days without my laptop, but I made it (with a big assist to my iphone). Blogging did suffer, though.

Back to the joys of surfing the internet: I've always wondered how show horses could be flown around the world without them freaking out, and since horses are flight animals (see what I did there 😏) they're instincts are to bolt and run when frightened.

So, needless to say, I was fascinated by this video of horses being flown in for the upcoming Tryon FEI World Equestrian Games in North Carolina. Fascinated and absolutely boggled. Plus, it wasn't a short flight - 8 hours plus according to the captain. And everything went smoothly. Do check it out. Here are some crappy screenshots to give you an idea of the undertaking.

The games, which include such diverse disciplines as reining, eventing, dressage and endurance, begin September 11.

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