TopicGeorge Moore: Australian Champion Jockey
Horses eyes cannot adjust to Sprinter 7 darkness quickly, which is why they may panic when taken from a brightly lit paddock to a float or a building that is dark inside - they are essentially blinded for a short time while their eyes adjust.
Understanding how horses see helps thoroughbred race horse trainers to keep these equine athletes focused by the use of winkers, blinkers, and pacifiers during training and on race days.
You've spent time and energy handicapping a race when you see your choice set foot on the racetrack, whether in person on television. To your horror-or puzzlement-your horse sports bandages on his front legs. Does this mean you immediately change your pick? Does it mean proceed with caution? Or does it mean nothing at all? One thing is certain: front bandages mean something, for both Thoroughbred and Standardbred competitors.