When it comes to horse racing, one can say that this type of racing sport is a whole different thing altogether. And rightfully so, because here the source of propulsion is also represented by a living being – the horse. Furthermore, some consider horse racing even more skill demanding than other racing sports, and it is for this reason that this sport is regarded highly and always has been associated with noble men and royalty.
As with other types of racing sports, this one makes no exception and it involves different types of horses and race types. But in terms of propulsion, when compared to other sports, horse racing will depend significantly on the quality of the horse and its abilities.
It all starts in a stable, where horses are born, and just like with expensive racing cars or motorbikes, horses also can be classified in accordance with their gene purity and breed. Having said that, race horses can reach outstanding bidding prices and the Arabic breed is the one which is the most revered and appreciated in the horse racing field by equestrian professionals.
Provided that a racing horse has had a thorough introduction to racing and that it has been well trained over the years, one could say that all the responsibility in the race falls on the human part of the equation. Things are far more complicated than this, precisely because there are so many issues that can present themselves, which cannot be accounted for by the human participants. Starting with the horses’ physical condition and ending with the state of the track and corresponding obstacles where the competition is held, there are a myriad of factors that can contribute to the race being lost.
Unlike other racing sports, the tracks and race courses for horse racing are different and most of the time they will imply laps over the same course, which is often times filled with obstacles of various shapes and sizes. It is this aspect that makes this type of racing sport quite spectacular.