JOSH RIGHT AS REINS POST FOOTY
RETIRED Hawthorn premiership defender Josh Gibson has settled into life post-football and begun a new career in campdrafting.
Gibson, 34, developed a passion for the Australian equestrian sport after being introduced to the concept in 2016 and has officially swapped his footy boots for horse-riding boots after announcing his retirement from the AFL last year.
“I rode a lot as a kid and I stopped riding because of footy,” Gibson (pictured) told the Herald Sun. “After watching that competition I wanted to give it a go and the next year I did. I was hooked.
“It allows me to keep my competitive juices flowing because I am a pretty competitive person, so getting out there and trying to rustle up some cattle is filling the void after retiring from football.”
Gibson owns three horses, two of which he has trained to compete in campdraft competitions, where individual riders use their mount to guide a cow around a set course.
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