In the following video you are going to see a terrible horse reining accident. In this accident, there were involved the horse named Spinnin Jack and its rider Steve Howe. Spinnin Jack, unfortunately, stumbles in the sand causing both the horse and the rider to do a complete forward roll. Thankfully they walked away with minor injuries. Reining is a competition where riders guide the horses through a pattern of circles, spins, and stops.
But here is the problem with reining. It is the riding activity that causes the most injuries to horses. It puts tremendous pressure on horse’s legs because they don’t make natural movements. Reining requires the horse to do quick turns, changes of speed, pirouetting etc. and it needs so much training from the horses that they are pushed to their limits. And in this video, we can clearly see that the horse wasn’t in condition to perform. Spinnin Jack looked extremely tired and his legs were bandaged. These things mean that he was put through immense training and he was injured. Surely that horse shouldn’t have been competing. We must care more about the horse’s health and less about entertaining ourselves. Watch the video and share your opinions with us!