I think horse racing is cruel. People have bred these horses as a source of entertainment and to bet. Then, when they are three or four or maybe a little older, they are either sent to breeding farms as stallions and broodmares, or to the slaughterhouses or to the sale barns/rescues where they might find good homes. But they have soo many injuries ie bone chips, knee injuries, tendon injuries, ect that who can say that some of them can make nice horses or not that are sound to ride later on in life? They are young horses that have their lifes cut short due to a need of human entertainment. When people use steriods on the horses to build them up more, it is even more sickening. There is alot of money in the horse racing buisness, but accidents come off the track every day and horses have to be euthenized. The same thing goes for harness racing too. Its not all the people that make the horse racing industry bad. But when people just throw horses away like garbage because they "dont have the pride to run" is rediculous and sick.
Shaneequah, 1998 gaited Bashkir CurlyxArab mare
Johnny Cash, 2001 Arab x pony gelding
Brighty, 2013 Standard Donkey jack