How It Works: A Look At How Jockeys Weigh Out

Most people probably know that jockeys are weighed both before and after a race to ensure they are carrying the weight printed in the program or on the changes list, but unless you’ve spent time in the jocks’ room, you may not know the finer points of how the process works.

Agriscience Program Gets New Mechanical Horse

The model, called an equicizer, is used in schools, by professional riders and in equine assisted therapy programs. It’s constructed with springs that mimic a horse’s natural movement and can be used in multiple ways, such as a demonstration of how to put the bridle and saddle on a horse. It can also be used…