The building is beautiful but to keep 55 horses in such a small area, with no turn out is cruel. Their stables are like cages and too small for such big animals, they looked very subdued and did not have hay or anyway of interacting with each other, nothing to keep them occupied. I understand that this building is an important part of the working horse history in Amsterdam but it is in need of an update to benefit the horses living condition. Maybe to keep the horses at another location but still use the building as a arena? I mentioned my thoughts about lack of turn out to the reception girl and she did say that they were working on a small paddock out the back, this is too long over due and i can guarantee will not be adequate for the amount of horses kept there. Horses need time and space to just be horses.
I am not an animal rights obsessed person merely someone with horses of my own and an understanding of what basic care they need. This is a publicly owned riding school.
I have nothing to say about the cafe, it is not relevant.
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