First Horse Inspection at the 2017 Oakhurst 3 Day Long Format Event
Before the beginning of the Oakhurst 3 Day Long Format Event, horses are inspected to ensure that they are fit to compete. The jog is one of the most prestigious parts of the whole event -- where riders have to jog with their horse in hand to present to the veterinarian. It's also sort of a fashion show with well-groomed and braided horses, and nicely dressed riders. Horses can "pass" or can "fail” inspection—this determines whether the horse may continue with the competition. The First inspection is usually preformed at an international event. 38 horses “passed" inspection and are physically sound for the next few days ahead of them.
© Heather Swan, Liberty Shots