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How Do Horses Fly To the Olympics?

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The Summer Olympics are on which mean that the best athletes in the world are in Rio for the games.

Most athletes have a fairly large amount of luggage to bring to the games.

Pole vaulters need to bring their abnormally long vaulting sticks and shot put throwers have shot put balls that are 16 pounds each. The rowers and the sailors need to bring their boats and the javelin throwers have their abnormal apparatus to transport too.

One can fathom that all these items are difficult to transport but are quite transportable but what about the hundreds of horses that need to be transported for the multiple horse events at the Olympics?

The multiple events of dressage and equestrian mean that riders have to be in Rio with their favorite bovine competitors.

It is not as if the riders can simply pick a new horse when they arrive at the games as that would be the equivalent of randomly selecting people to run the 100 meters. The same way riders need to train, horses need to train as well.

This means that there is an almighty need for companies that work in the transport of horses. 

Horses ride in the main cargo hold of commercial jets. They are first loaded into jet stalls that are then lifted into the jet. A typical stall can fit 3 horses but like humans, for horses space is everything. A stall with 3 horses is the equivalent of flying economy and flying with less is a luxury that the horses love.

The horses are accompanied by a vet and trainers. A horse throwing a tantrum on a flight can be disastrous to the flight and therefore aside from keeping the horses healthy, it is vitally important to keep the horses calm and relaxed.

With all the trouble that it goes for these wonderful animals to get to the games, it remains to be debated as to why they are not awarded winners medals too.

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