Four-legged fliers – With major competitions all over the world, top show jumping horses have more frequent flier miles than many people.
Four-legged fliers – Special horse charter companies provide stall door to stall door service, picking the horse up at its home barn and transporting it in a specially air conditioned vehicle to the airport.
Four-legged fliers – Horses on this international circuit can cost as much as $10 million dollars and their health and safety is of utmost importance.
Four-legged fliers – After their horse passport and health certificate are checked, the four-legged passengers are put in a special traveling stall which has good ventilation and a vibration-minimizing floor to keep those legs from getting stressed.
Four-legged fliers – These stalls are raised on a lift on the tarmac to be put in the cargo hold where special flight attendants or professional flying grooms ensure the horses' comfort.
Four-legged fliers – Pilots even fly a special low ascent and descent to minimize the trajectory angle and are particularly keen to avoid bad weather.
Four-legged fliers – "When we landed ... they unloaded the boxes and transferred the horses to a proper stall on the ground," says Alicia Heiniger, head of the luxury lifestyle media company Equestrio.