Horse Jump Safety Standards Now Established

Perhaps it has been a long time coming, and it is wondered why it took so long in the first place. What were the horse owners and their trainers thinking? But fair enough, not much was known at the time. It would take years of close observation before the trainers and the equine vet specialists detected the problem. The problem had to do with the horse jump cups, fences and training obstacles deliberately imposed for the purposes of a variety of training exercises for both horse and rider.

To alert the reader, just note that the fault never lay with the actual horse jump accoutrements. The strength training, stealth and grooming exercises, well, that’s never been in doubt either. It’s just the materials that horse stock owners chose to buy into over the years. They became ignorant but ultimately guilty parties to everything that turned to plastic. In general, plastic has had its good uses and conveniences for consumers but it’s been one of the most debilitating culprits in terms of polluting the environment.

horse jump cups

Horse owners and trainers deceived themselves all these years. Plastic cups were certainly light and easy to install to the showjumping or obstacle course. But by the time the horse approached the first plastic lined fence, the calamity occurred. Hesitant to launch the fence, the horse ended up injuring itself and quite badly at times. Horses instinctively knew that the plastic obstacles could be quite damaging. They remembered this from the last time they jumped. New horse jump cups, fences and obstacles are now being supplied to the equine trade in wood.

It turns out that wood poses no imposition to the horses. They may clip it at times but if there were to be injuries, they would be quite minimal.