I was reading a Blog recently that had a recommendation for some mirrors for their riding arena. I wasn’t sure that there would be a market for equine mirrors specifically, but it seems that this company does a good job of catering to that!
Mirrors for the horse industry may be most commonly recognised in the equestrian side of things. For those who practice dressage, being able to see their position on a horse is important. Recognising how a horse is moving – how something looks and feels – can be achieved with the use of mirrors lining a riding arena.
If you can see what is correct and what is not, it can help you as a rider to pinpoint ways to improve. Mirrors help students and horse riding instructors to identify issues and resolve them.
Aside from this, some advocate the use of smaller mirrors in stables for horses. Horses that are consistently confined can develop stereotypies. Some may be bored or lacking a companion and a mirror could help to alleviate this issue. If a horse can see themselves in a mirror, this could gain their interest and lower boredom levels. Of course, if horses are able to interact with other horses or have less stable time, this is a better option!
For those who are interested in providing a product to horse owners, perhaps this avenue is one of interest. Mirrors for the horse industry would be provided to a select market. Clients could involve those who teach horse riding or compete at a high level and those who have a lot of stabled horses. There are probably other uses within the horse industry, but these two come to mind immediately.
Mirrors for Training provide mirrors for the horse industry and other non horse related training avenues.
“Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls. They give us hope!” – Toni Robinson