US Olympic horses mailed to Britain

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The horses that make up the US three-day eventing team were mailed to London on a FedEx flight at the start of this week.

With just over a month to go before the London 2012 Olympic Games kicks off, the US Equestrian Federation wanted to make sure its horses had plenty of time to adjust.

In total, ten horses were FedExed to Britain.

Speaking to MSNBC, Tim Dutta, who was responsible for the transportation of these four-legged Olympic athletes, said the logistics of the trip were tricky.

It's not a job for the faint of heart. You need to have someone who is a very confident flier and who can intervene quickly to calm a stressed horse," he claimed.

The Queen's granddaughter Zara Philips will represent Team GB in the Olympics eventing competition – along with four other medal hopefuls.

The royal narrowly missed out on a place in 2008 Beijing Olympics after her horse Toytown was injured.

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