A jockey was suspended because he hit his horse with his fist before a race in South Australia. The cameras show Dylan Caboche, 22, on his horse as he tries to guide him to the gates.
Angry that the animal does not listen to him, he goes down and hits the horse in the ribs. As a result, the authorities decided to suspend him for two weeks for behavioral misconduct on the day of the incident.
Representatives of Thoroughbred Racing South Australia said they “do not approve of or tolerate such behavior”.
“We hope that this punishment – which will remain on the rider’s resume and will affect its winning ability – will send a signal to others”. However, organizations that support animal rights have criticized the length of the punishment, claiming that this punishment isn’t enough.