It’s hard to be a jockey. On its face, you might think to yourself, “It’s a job where you ride a horse. How difficult could it possibly be?” Well…let’s talk about that. To start off, jockeys need to be light. On average, they usually weigh between 108-118 pounds, and maintaining that weight is critical. If they’re too light, they can get flung off a horse in motion. If they’re too heavy, they can slow down their mount. That intense focus on weight means that eating disorders are tragically common for jockeys. Along with being light, a jockey needs to be strong and have a high degree... Read More