Olympic equestrian riders take their own horses to Tokyo. Heres how it works. Obviously, the horses have to be flown to the Tokyo Olympics to compete in equestrian, and its a very involved process.
Do equestrian horses get medals?
In the various medal ceremonies for equestrian, including the first two on Tuesday, the only mammals with medals around their necks are humans. The horses who they rode to glory - who carried them with one set of hoof prints and onto that podium - get no medal. But horses dont care about medals!
Can I jump my horse 2 days in a row?
If you jumped smaller jumps for only a handful of times that is a different story. You have to know your horse, go with your gut. I think it would be fine to jump two days in a row so long as you give her really good warm ups and cool downs as usual then maybe give her the third day off or just do light exercise.
Is 17 old for a horse?
Most experts agree a horse can be considered geriatric when he reaches 18 to 20 years of age.