If you're living in the UAE or have flown out of Dubai International Airport (DXB) before, you know just how special flying with Emirates can be. As it turns out, horses have also been getting their share of decent flying ... with Emirates SkyCargo.
The freight division of Emirates recently boarded 67 horses for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon from Belgium to the United States. The horses flew via a Boeing 777 freighter aircraft, which was the first of 19 flights expected to fly horses.
An estimated 500 horses will be flown out for the games, which would make this the largest air horse charter to take place for a single sporting event.
"The horses will enjoy special onboard care, in-flight snacks and the company of dedicated handlers," said Captain Esteban Pacheo in a video.
The 2018 equestrian sporting event is set to take place from September 11 to September 23 in North Carolina. This will be the eighth edition of the games, which are held every four years.