Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj
I fail to see how this is any different then horses that die doing any other discipline. Accidents happen. I'm pretty sure cross country and steeplechase have more then 20 deaths in 80 years.
Is anyone aware that any horses entered in the race must pass THREE tests to ensure they can handle the rigorous race? Kind of amusing how HSUS and PETA won't mention those facts.
Horses get injured every single day in every single discipline under the sun that can be life altering or ending. Don't go after one dangerous sport unless you're willing to go after the next.
Suicide Race Final 2011 - YouTube
Amazing how tame it looks when it all goes correctly. I can think of MUCH more "acceptable" dangerous things we make horses do.
Did anyone notice the guy at about 50 seconds in, I must admit I had a wee giggle at the guy. He really wants to win!
On another note I completely agree with you MacabreMikolaj.