Finally found my information relating to flying with horses! As someone who is eager to travel often, it was pointed out that sometimes it’s possible to find your way to your desired country while fulfilling the requirements for another job.
Example: Wanting to work in England for the Thoroughbred Breeding Season. Why not fly over with stallions that are shuttling from Australia’s just finished season to England for the upcoming season? There can definitely be benefits from working in an industry that follows seasons and is prevalent in both hemispheres.
Although I haven’t done this, I was curious to find out what might be involved in being qualified to travel via air with equines.
Two main sites of interest for this may be the Animal Transportation Associate and International Racehorse Transport. AATA actually has information regarding being accepted as an AATA Animal Attendant. Check out http://www.aata-animaltransport.org/assessment/criteria.htm.
My only dilemma in regards to this criteria is you must have proof of having previously flown with horses in order to be able to do so. Seem a catch 22? So if anyone could inform of other transport places where you are able to gain this experience, I’d be interested to hear! The only other possibility I can think of is being a stallion handler or groom for a particular racehorse that is being flown somewhere and due to being that horse’s particular handler, you may have access to fly with them and hereby gain experience in this area.
“The wind which flows between a horse’s ears is the air of heaven.” – Rolf Kopfle