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Announcement -

In the last 2 years the cost of Acrylic Mirror has risen by some 80% - so we are pleased to have been able to keep our aggregate prices without increase. Large Mirrors have gone up by ~ 10% and Travel Mirrors Down by ~10%

Stable Mirrors

Travelling or Pony Stable Mirror £19.95
808mm by 600mm
Large Stable Mirror £33.95
1220mm by 808mm
(4ft by 2ft 8ins)
Large Stable Mirror - 'Yard Pack'
10 Mirrors just £350
incl Free Delivery to UK mainland (excl Highlands) - call or email to order.
Extra Large Stable Mirror £39.95
1220mm by 1220mm (4ft by 4ft)

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Buying: You can buy securely online, over the phone, by email or by post. you can paysecurely by credit or debit card, cheque or paypal.

Delivery by Overnight Courier
Despatched normally within 48 hours (not over weekends).

European deliveries for up to 5 mirrors from just €30
Please See Delivery prices on Our Buy Mirrors page

Why Stabled horses benefit greatly from Stable Mirrors.
Every horse which spends any significant time in a stable is alone and away from its natural herd. It faces psychological challenges from boredom and lack of company.

This results in 15% of stabled horses exhibiting stable vices such as box walking, weaving, crib biting etc. That is roughly 1 in every 6 stabled horses. From studies we are actively involved in (on an ongoing basis) it is becoming apparent that around 50% or more of stabled horses show identifiable signs of discomfort and unhappiness at the lack of company whilst stabled. Further research we are embarking on will be exploring the effect on the performance of horses involved in competition with and without mirrors.

In both Scientific studies and use in stables installing a Stable Mirror has produced astounding results with horses becoming more relaxed, happier and with a very significant effect on reducing or stopping stable vices.

50% + of horses are measurably more content and happier with a stable mirror than they were before, as found In studies we have sponsored.

Weaning foals and young stock with a mirror in the stable becomes a calm and painless process as many of our customers have found.

Night-time Sleep - Horses with Mirrors will lay down and sleep in their box as they feel a 'herd companion' is standing guard over them. First noted by the Veteran Horse Society, many of our customers have found the same. We will shortly be undertaking a research study into this to see if there are measurable differences in performance and feeding requirements as a result.

Ulcers and Gastric Complaints. Horses which have developed severe gastric ulcers as a result of neurosis and stress in the stable have recovered when a mirror was fitted. We first came across this when a customer called us and said that after a leading professor of veterinary medicine had exhausted all possible remedies and her horse was facing being put down within days she had installed a mirror as a last ditch attempt. Within 3 days her horse had turned the corner and now has fully recovered. Since then there have been a number of similar results. Vets treating horses with a similar problem are invited to take part in a study and we will supply mirrors as part of the study - please call or email us as this may be a significant addition to the treatment available.

a stable mirror stopped this horse from weaving and box walking in less than a minute.

Aries, above had been a constant weaver, box walker and crib biter for more than 12 years following 9 months on box rest as a 2 year old. His behaviour worsened following the death, in late 2005, of his dam who he been with all his life.
His case came up during a study we were involved with, although he was not part of the study. We decided he needed to be included and, after 2 weeks monitoring to record and film existing behaviour, we installed a large stable mirror for him.
Within 1 minute of him being introduced to his new Stable Mirror he was 'making friends' with it, and from then forwards he was completely relaxed. He no longer weaved or box walked and his previously incessant crib biting was reduced to an occasional bite on the box door when eating his feed. The way in which he stopped weaving and box walking immediately is a very typical reaction , as is the significant reduction in crib biting.

We will shortly be adding some short video clips showing Aries and other horses before and after the installation of their mirrors.

VETS - ARE YOU TREATING A HORSE WITH GASTRIC PROBLEMS / ULCERS - which is very nervous and neurotic in the stable?

If so and given the dramatic improvement and recovery experienced by horses belonging to some of our customers with horses on the point of being put down we are very keen to carry out proper studies into this.

Please contact us by email or phone. email by clicking here or call on 01344 8860860.

If you are an owner of a horse suffering as above and would like your vet to try this as a possible cure then please contact us to take part in the trial.

Herd Animals - removed from their herd.
Horses, as we all know, are herd animals and spending any length of time in a stable places them in a highly abnormal situation where they are separated from the direct companionship of other horses.

This leads to stress and boredom and, as a direct result, many horses react badly or feel insecure developing stable vices such as weaving, crib biting, box walking, and windsucking. A stable mirror provides permanent 'companionship' leading to a relaxed and happier horse and removing the stress which causes stable vices.

We can't always choose how long our horse is stabled for.
We can't always help or change the amount of time our horse spends stabled be it through its work and training regime or simply the restrictions of the facilities available to us. But we can help overcome the loneliness and try and improve the quality of that time by installing a stable mirror.

Is installing a Stable Mirror money well spent?
Yes - all the evidence shows it is. Whether you fit one as a positive step to help alleviate an existing vice, or to improve the quality of your horses life when shut up in its stable and to help prevent stable vices developing, we believe it is money well spent. Our customers think so and we have set out to provide stable mirrors at an affordable price, less than many yards charge for a week's livery!

The scientific research over 5 years has shown that installing a Stable Mirror has dramatic results with stable vices and horse welfare

  • horses stopped or significantly reduced weaving within 24 hours (see Sunday Telegraph news report)
  • stable vices are cured or significantly reduced
  • separation anxiety is reduced or overcome
  • horses are happier and more relaxed
  • achieved by installing a mirror in the stable
  • Mirrors need to be unbreakable for safety.
  • acrylic mirrors are recommended

We only sell Acrylic Stable Mirrors, these are recommended by scientists for safety.

"Horses are happier and more relaxed if mirrors are fitted inside their stables, scientists have found " Sunday Telegraph
In the Section Boredom and Stable Vices you will find a selection of articles which appeared online in the Daily Telegraph, BBC, NFU and other web sites as well as Scientific Research and papers on Stable Vices, Boredom in stabled horses and the use of Stable Mirrors.

The Stable Mirror Company is based in Windsor, Berkshire and ships all over the UK, Europe and to North America (USA & Canada) via insured courier.
Mirror sizes range from 3 sizes of Stable Mirrors for Ponies, medium Horses and large Horses. We also supply 8ft by 4 ft (2.4m x 1.2m) mirrors for Indoor Arena, Menage or School use.

We prefer to call them Stable Mirrors although some people have referred to them as Horse Mirrors. Whatever you call the mirrors one thing is certain, by fitting one for your horse or pony you will improve its quality of life when stabled.

Buy or Order securely online, by mail or on the phone.
If you have a saddler you would like to supply you then we are happy to arrange this with them.

Large Stable Mirrors from just £33.95 (large size 1220 mm by 808mm) Travelling Mirrors from just £12.95 (400 mm by 600mm
Unbeatable prices
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'Helen', pictured above, is one of the Redwings rescue horses being moved by horsebox. (photo courtesy of Redwings - mirror, one of many we donated)
See more below about how Horses, ponies and their owners can benefit from using Travel mirrors.

Why fit a stable mirror for your horse ?
Stable Mirrors have a dramatic effect on the well being of a stabled horse or pony - reducing or curing stable vices and horses are happier and more relaxed read more ....
Travelling Mirror - for Trailers and Horseboxes
Horses which are bad or nervous travellers or which have to spend time in a trailer or box at an event will often become more relaxed and calm with a travelling mirror fitted. Their own reflection appears as a companion and can have a calming effect. (You may have read in Horse and Hound of the study into this which we sponsored)
Stable Vices - what are they and what causes them ? - weaving, box walking, crib-biting and other forms of boredom and stress - find out more about them, cures and international research here
Do Stable Mirrors cure stable vices ? Read what our customers say ..... click here
Interested in working with us - to supply mirrors in your area? click here to find out more.

Stable Mirrors or horse mirrors as some call them are fitted inside the horse's stable. Our mirrors are currently being used in further research on reducing stress during horse transport and also with stallions.

We will publish the outcomes of this research in the coming months.

We have a number of research programmes we are preparing or looking to undertake and researchers and Final Year Degree Students are welcome to be involved. Email us or call.
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