Monday, 19 April 2010

Racehorse footage

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Here is some interesting footage, taken of racehorses in the parade ring. Because they are walking on a circle, and the film was not taken at ground level, its hard to get an idea of how they are landing as they are walking towards you.

As they walk away, however, a toe first landing is often clear. They are walking on a rubberised track, so the landing could be partly a function of that, but its certainly not something I would want to see in a horse of mine. Of course, racehorses are notorious for having foot and soundness problems, so we probably shouldn't be surprised by this footage.

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