Being a professional jockey is extremely demanding. Not only must a jockey be physically fit, but intense levels of training must also be achieved. Add to this that jockeys must also conform to a strict set of physical standards and it is not surprise that most aren’t considered.
Are you mad about horses? Are you one of the lucky ones to live on a farm or ranch where you can keep your own horses and a pack of pooches? Or do you simply want all your furry babies to get along?
While you may not need some of this equipment until much later, there are several pieces of equipment which are absolutely essential to horse riding whether you’re a beginner or a committed rider. Here’s everything you need to know about horse riding equipment.
Jockeys are renown in the sporting world for being short, bright, and colourful. Their gear often consists of extremely vibrant pinks, blues, and yellows, and sometimes includes polka dots and other shapes. Along with this, their helmets, boots, and other gear are unlike anything any other sportsman takes with them on to the track or […]
Top 5 Most Successful Jockeys in History Jockeys must display a good balance of behavioural management, horse sense, skill, and courage in order to be successful, and there are very few who go on to become great. While assessing the success of a jockey is incredibly subjective owing to the fact that they are not […]
Whether you’ve watched horse racing or not, chances are that you’ve heard the term, “jockey” before, and know that it’s the athlete that rides the horse as they sprint around the track. Jockeys have been a part of modern horse racing for almost as long as it’s existed, and today it remains a noble and […]
The Modern Jockey And How They Train Watching a professional horse race doesn’t always convey the amount of stamina and strength both the horses and jockeys posses. While there’s no arguing that nature does play a small part in how fit and strong a person or horse is, the real secret to their physical prowess […]
The Top 10 World’s Best Racehorse Trainers While horseracing fans can often rattle off the names of their favourite racehorses and jockeys, horse trainers hardly ever get the acknowledgement they deserve. It’s hard to imagine just how much blood, sweat, and tears are invested in the training of racehorses and as it’s almost unbelievable just […]