Horse racing is a highly controversial topic in the equestrian world. Many people find horse racing as a great form of entertainment, while others see it as borderline abusive to the horse. Personally, I agree with the latter statement.
Racehorses typically start their training at just 1 year old. Racing is very physically demanding for the horse, and yearlings are still not fully developed. Extensive physical work at such a young age often leads to joint problems as an older horse, and even extreme physical damage as a young horse. Hundreds of horses die every year from racing-related injuries alone. 4 year-old filly Premedya died last year at the Preakness Stake from a fatal fracture to her leg. Another famous racehorse, Homeboykris, died from a heart attack on the same day. His heart attack was a result of competing in 63 races, an extremely high number. Instead of treating potential injuries, racehorse owners opt …show more content…
Eight Belles raced in the Kentucky Derby, and flew across the finish line in second place. However, due to the heavy physical work at such a young age, both of her ankles shattered moments after she crossed the finish line. Due to the Kentucky Derby being covered on national television, people began to see that horse racing isn’t all glamour.
After mourning the loss of many young horses, I have come to the conclusion that the horse racing industry is corrupt. When working with horses, the number one priority should be the safety of the horse, but in the racing industry, it is winning. When prize money and champion titles are valued over a life, I have a serious problem with it. Racing can be a fun and safe sport if the horses are properly and naturally cared for, are started at a mature age, and only compete in a healthy number of races. Sadly, however, today’s racing industry kills many horses and only values winning instead of the sport
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It was different than anything else she focused on in school. For four years she raced horses, until she realized that it was not something she could do for that long due to the effects of racing on the body. Although she really enjoyed horse racing when she was twenty three she stopped racing. Lorena then began to get into horse breeding. She became decent at horse breeding and was one of the most trusted breeders in the south.
The beautiful, breathtaking, and scenic state of Kentucky is also known as “The Horse Capital” of the United States. Race horses are how the state was able to become the horse capital and why the state values the animals so heavily. Kentucky offers exclusive tours, as well as information about the animals and a closer look at how the owners became wealthy off of them. Furthermore, the tours explain the rules and regulations of breeding Thoroughbreds, as well as the process and procedures used to perform the breeding. The racing industry is extremely particular with breeding and the process of which this is performed.
I always hear people say oh barrel racing it’s so easy all you do is go out there and run around metal barrels. Being a barrel racer is more than getting on a horse and going out into the arena and running around some metal barrels. To be a barrel racer it takes guts, determination, strength, agility, trust and a lot of patience. Barrel racing is all about the bond and trust you have with your horse because without that, you will never have a successful barrel racing career and you can get hurt.
The ages for horses are 25 and the ages for bulls are 15.Vets will make sure that the animals are receiving the right quality feed and adequate exercise. Rodeos across the country have rules on how the contest has to be and how the animals have to be handled. The first rules of humane care was established by the PRCA in 1947. Human skin is 1mm-2mm, horse hide is 5mm thick, and bulls hide is 7mm thick. So it doesn’t take a genius to realize that blunt rodeo spurs are not harmful to our animal athletes.
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” -Colin Powell. In the timeless true story, Little Britches, by Ralph Moody, young Ralph proves this quote true with his diligence and perseverance. Ralph Moody and his family of seven, lived out in the country of Colorado.
Some say that rodeo is a cruel sport. For example, source C, “What’s Wrong with the Rodeo?” says, “Rodeo performers have been documented beating, kicking, and shocking normally docile cows and horses in chutes and holding pens,” (Source C). This person is incorrect because rodeo performers do not harm their horses or the livestock in any way. In barrel
He suffered throughout his life due to blindness and injuries such as his chest collapsing on the right side and breaking his leg, which was the most painful injury of his lifetime. Although he was dealt a rather rough life, he kept on going to do what he loved, which was race horses. Taking a look inside the rodeo world, numerous rodeo contestants leave the arena with injuries, quite similar to the racing world. A majority of the athletes that participate in rodeo rely on winning checks for their living, not unlike jockeys. So if they get hurt, which might cause them to possibly have to miss out performances, which means they don’t get their paycheck.
They are useless to their owners and sent away. Most of the injuries horses receive are from the whippings and being forced to run at outrageous speeds, which can result in multiple wounds. Although it is exciting to watch and bet on horse racing, horse racing is not a sport but rather abuse, because of the severe injuries horses sustain, the dangerous steroids used to increase their speed, and the fate before
Greyhound racing must be banned because it is cruel and brutal to the animal. When you go to the greyhound races you don't know what is really happening behind the scenes. What's really happening is live baiting, greyhound cruelty and greyhound exploitation. Do you know what your betting on?
Champions like Alysheba, Easy Goer, Sunday Silence and Ferdinand reminded everyone what a true racing hero was like. In the 1990s, the baton was passed on to Cigar and Skip Away. Unfortunately, something else was going in the 90s that would start the horse racing industry on a slow descent. The heroes started coming around less frequently. Breeding for speed was taking its toll and horses were losing the durability that made the great ones great.
Rodeos are big events all over the country. Families come from all over to enjoy watching cowboys compete at the rodeos. While some people come to rodeos to document the abuse and harm that the cowboys are causing the animals. It is a big controversy whether rodeos are animal abuse or not. Animal rights activists are trying to stop rodeos from “abusing” animals, but they don’t know the extensive care that the animals are given.
Many trainers want to prepare their young horses ' for the futurities and for thoroughbred racing at the age of sixteen through eighteen months. “Dr. Deb Bennett raises awareness
They had to be able to suppress the fear of being thrown off their horse and suffering a severe injury or even being killed. Many jockeys didn't even have to leave the saddle to receive a torn ligaments or shattered bones just riding the horse was tough enough on their bodies (CITATION). Some jockeys were not so lucky, and got thrown off their horse, then trampled to death by the following race horses. Deaths were not uncommon on the track and it was almost expected to be a part of the races. Between the years 1935 and 1939 nineteen deaths occurred (CITATION).