Time for horse racing to be banned like any other abusive animal exploitation

Horse dies on race track

The sound track to this Twitter video is inappropriate which gives it a sick quality. Perhaps that is why it was added. To juxtapose the horror visuals and the music. Personally, I’d ban horse racing full-stop. Of course, it won’t happen as there are too …

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Jockeys whipping racehorses. Why? Change in rules (UK).

Racehorse whip

This article briefly touches on the change in rules regarding jockeys whipping their horse to speed them up. I also touch on whipping racehorses generally and its effectiveness. Change in rules The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) recently announced a change in the use of the …

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Infographic on ‘Why do we call professional riders jockeys?’

Why are pro riders called jockeys

Remarkably the evolution of the word ‘jockey’ to identify a professional horse rider took just 4 major steps according to my source excluding the ancient source. And they are pretty clean, identifiable steps. Of course, it is the English language. English speakers shouldn’t forget that …

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