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.
Once he was invited to watch a campdraft competition he never looked back, learning the ropes and using it to channel his competitive energy.
“I rode a lot as a kid and I stopped riding because of footy,” Gibson told the Herald Sun.
“After watching that competition I was like ‘I want to give this a go’ and the next year I did. I was hooked. Everyone is really encouraging.”