Horses are healthy. They have something in common with young children and healthy and active adults. They love to run and jump. But of course, when a horse runs, it gallops. And when it jumps, it leaps. All done in leaps and bounds. The horses are naturally inclined to be this healthy. But in today’s overburdened environments, horses remain healthy provided that their owners and trainers are providing them with the necessary care and custody. For young colts and fillies in training, horse jump cups will be used.
Now as you can see, this article has set up a contest of a different kind. This is for good reason. All is being revealed. Tragically, plastic horse jump cups continue to be used for reasons similar to society in general’s preference for the perceived convenience of plastic. Society in general? The horse does not appear to count. Why is the continued use of plastic tragic? You ask? As if you would. And surely, as if it were not that obvious already. In general. But to be specific. In the case of horses being put through their paces on the training and showgrounds.
Yes, horses are jumping. But they are also very jumpy. Why is this so? Horses may be fine athletes, but like humans, they are also prone to errors. And when making that jump, it is quite likely that horses’ heels and hooves will be clipping the bars. Some people seem not to believe this but horses really are perceptive creatures. Instinctively they already know that they are dealing with a plastic obstacle that has the potential to do them grievous bodily harm. If memory serves them correctly. And if, only if, they somehow managed to survive the fall.