Ready for take-off (almost)!
Does the thought of 30 stallions milling about on the tarmac of one of the world's major international airports sound like a nightmare to you? Then you haven't met the stallions of the Spanish Riding School. Here's one of them with his handler. (Sorry, they all look quite similar from a distance--the stallions, not the handlers!--so I am not sure which stallion this is.) KLM ships over 5000 horses a year to the US from Europe. Horses usually ship in trailer-like compartments like the blue one you can see in the background.
To learn more about shipping horses by air, visit the Animal Transport Association http://www.aata-animaltransport.org