Horses do not “love to jump”

Some people (usually those who profit from jumps racing) would like us to believe that horses love to jump. Again, this is incorrect. Horses only jump obstacles at full gallop because they are forc...

Horses are not designed for jumping

Some people believe horses are made for jumping. An understanding of their physiology makes it clear that they are not. Horses have: Laterally placed eyes which restricts forward vision and their...

Death at Oakbank Racing Carnival

A jumps racing tragedy in full view of hundreds of spectators has marred Oakbank’s Easter Racing Carnival. Wheeler Fortune fell during the running of the Somerled Hurdle race of nearly three kilo...