Horses getting settled in Rio for 2016 Olympics

· August 5, 2016

The official Facebook page of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games posted this video this week of  horses arriving for this year’s equestrian events. In it, 34 horses from 10 different nations landed after a 12-hour flight — longer than most of us like to be cooped up in a jet.

“They look good, ready to compete in the next few days,” said Nathan Anthony, an Australian veterinarian.

Many of us in rural communities have horses and are drawn to these events during each Summer Olympics. It’s always good know that the animals are safe and being taken care of well.

“When the riders come, the horses come, everyone should feel like this is our place. The stables are fantastic.”
said Swedish coach Staffan Lidbeck.

 

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