By Dr Ranja Frommer, Gstaad
Some thoughts around the new equestrian center of Gstaad. As announced in the Anzeiger von Saanen on Feb. 9. and also in English on Gstaadlife.com, there are definite plans now for a new riding/stable facility in Gstaad. It was announced as a modern, state-of-the-art facility, and the German article stated that the stable, as it is now, no longer is “Gstaad-like”. This information, combined with the plans of having 26-40 stables (stalls, boxes) in the new facility, gave me the urge to write down some of my thoughts around horse-keep and the most modern and high-tech possibilities there are for it. As animal/horse lovers, we do not deliberately harm our animals/horses by anything we do to or provide for them. On the contrary, we want to do as well ‘for them’ as possible. In order to minimize the risk of harming them and maximizing the upkeep of their health, it is always helpful to consider their specific characteristics and needs. I will try to do so here, shortly.