Performance Enhancing Sustainable Equestrian Stables for New Zealand's Top Sport Horses
Horses in high-end equine industries across the world fetch prices in the millions of dollars. Optimisation of stabling for these horses attracts very high levels of investment in facilities to enhance their physical performance to produce results.
Although resources for the physical improvement of horses are well developed, their psychological needs are often ignored despite having just as dramatic an effect on their performance as their physical wellness (Henderson, 2012).
"While great emphasis is put on training and riding, the quality of 'the other 23 hours a day' is of equal importance." (Ladewig, 2015).