Idaho Jockey reverses hard; Gets a race prep lesson

A recent horse race in Idaho gave a jockey a valuable lesson in competition readiness. Horse racing season is on in Emmett, and it can be tough.

I am not an expert in riding. In fact, they scare me. A recently uploaded to YouTube showing what is basically the equivalent of a drag race with horses presented a painful start. Races are run in both groups of twos and fours, and if you’ve ever been thrown off a horse, you can probably identify with the red-capped jockey.

When the video starts, it looks like it’s just another sunny day at the track. A good crowd gathered at the Emmett”Carreras de Caballosor horse racing. 12 mins, 39 seconds, one of the races begins. I had a bad feeling about this one as the horse was a bit out of control before the gate opened.

It appears, although dazed, that the motorcyclist was not injured. Another camera angle 13 mins, 39 seconds, gives another painful take on how hard this dude crossed it out. The event must be pretty popular to Emmett, as the Facebook page is alive and kicking with nearly 5,000 followers.

Either the jockey was trying to pull off a hands-free finish, or the communication between the rider and the gate guys was a little off. Aside from perhaps a fractured ego, the pilot stood up on his own and should be applauded for it.

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