Hoofblog: Hoofcare & Lameness Journal
How fit and athletic can a horse be?
Or, some people ask, why would you do this to a horse?
If you can spare about ten minutes, visit the BBC web site and watch a video of the entire 2005 Grand National from Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England. Then make up your own mind.
I have to admit that I had never watched it from start to finish before. I had only seen highlights and to watch it in its entirety is mindboggling. They just keep running! The world's most famous steeplechase is over three miles and takes about nine minutes.
Copy and paste the link below, then click on the upper right window that says "Replay: Watch the 2005...etc."