Over the years, plastic has become so widely used that is now widely abused. The abuse that is rife is now threatening numerous flora and fauna species. As green life and sustainable development campaigners succeed in their propagating campaigns, the response has been a return to the basics. Go back to what was used before plastic overwhelmed all works of life. Ironically, plastic does have benefits in upholding safety standards.
When horse is required to mount an obstacle, it and its rider is able to identify the markings. But why is this visibility ironic? Equine experts believe the use of plastic in jump walls and marking cones poses a great deal of harm to the horse. The belief is that wood is preferred when laying the obstacle or show jumping course with its requisite horse jump walls. Unlike sharp plastic, the wood is no threat to the horse.
A good question was asked about this preference for wood. Won’t the wood splinter and harm the horse’s calves. Fair enough, this would be possible and has been the case before. But today’s horse jump walls and related show jumping equipment is being designed and prepared with safety standards in mind. Much is being done to safeguard the health and welfare of the show jumping horses that bring much to the table for all enthusiasts.
Today’s wood jumps are also eloquently designed. It remains an important feature of the show jumping course. It is attractive to the audience. Why not make the course attractive to the horses as well? This is being done. Horses hesitate to jump when it comes to sharp plastic. They scale new heights when it comes to smooth, rounded and polished wood obstacles. Safety first, if you love your horses.