Dressage for rabbits? Really?
European bunny owners have been busy creating a new spectator sport: rabbit show jumping. It’s known as Kaninhop, and involves not horses, but rabbits, bouncing and running around courses containing several jumps of various heights.
Long-Jump And High-Jump For Bunnies
The Daily Mail reports:
Over the past few decades the sport has spread far from its Scandinavian homeland and clubs have now sprung up in several other European countries, the U.S., Canada and even Japan.
Rules vary from country to country, but generally the more jumps a rabbit clears the higher its score. There is also sometimes a time element to competitions.
As well as the dressage-style courses, there are also long-jump and high-jump challenges. The world height record is 99.5cm while the best distance is fully three metres, according to Swedish fan site kaninhoppning.se.
You can see lots of cute rabbits by clicking here.
Good Exercise Or Animal Abuse?
What do you think? Is this good exercise for the bunnies, or is this cruelty to animals? Check out this video and see what you think:
Photo Credit: captainsubtle via Creative Commons