Equine Transportation with EquiJet
In my world, equine transportation means loading up my horse in the trailer and driving for a few hours. But I’ve often wondered what it was like for a horse being transported across the country or even around the world. What is equine transportation mean to them? What is it like for horses that qualify to get to the Olympics to compete, racehorses, or perhaps even a prize bull who moves from one ranch to another country? I remembered the first time I flew in a plane. It was kind of scary. The power you feel on takeoff, the pressure changes, and the bumpy landings are unnerving. I had an adult to explain everything was all right, but what about an animal?
On today’s show is Bastian Schroeder of EquiJet, an equine transportation company. EquiJet helps horses and livestock get from one place to another by plane. And it’s not just horses, EquiJet has even transported kangaroos and Zonkies! Bastian didn’t set off to be in the equine transportation industry. His career path was much different. Bastian discovered he had a knack for details and logistics. His love of horses helped him too. These are all key ingredients to do what it takes to navigate the maze of rules, regulations, and quarantines required to get an animal from one place to another. On today’s show we’ll look at what it is like for a horse to travel by plane.
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