Horse Racing ? - Page 5 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #41 of 46 Old 03-17-2012, 06:10 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,613
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by TimberRidgeRanch View Post
People say they are started too young, do you realize they start some reiners at young ages as cutting etc.
They use drugs, do you realize that they use illegal drugs in jumping and eventing they just dont test for it. They use drugs in sadd;le seat and TWH which by the way are under the USDA watchful eyes.
They are stalled more then out, do you realize so are halter horses saddleseat horses yet race horses are worked longer so they use up more energy then a halter horse.
Race horses go to slaughter hell all breeds go to slaughter race back yard show etc etc.

So because people in other disciplines mistreat their horses, that makes mistreatment of race horses OK? Oh of course, I get it now, thanks for clearing that up!

Singh559 likes this.
ponyboy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #42 of 46 Old 03-17-2012, 09:04 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 692
• Horses: 0
Firt of all where did I state it is okay? I do not support the abuse of ANY discipline and that is what I was saying to say racing is the only abused industry is the ignorant part. I think some need to read that pos again. I was simply stating all horse disciplines have good and bad ALL. I don care what sport it is there is abuse present. I did not post to piss people off i8t is just an opinion dont like it dont reply its that simple this is a friendly forum not a Im right your a idiot forum. To each there own.
TimberRidgeRanch is offline  
post #43 of 46 Old 03-17-2012, 09:32 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 290
• Horses: 1
I do love watching them run, there is just something magical about it and I generally watch the triple crown races every year. However I don't agree with how early they are started or what happens to so many ex race horses. I would have to say the breakdown at the Preakness and later euthanization of Barbaro and the euthanization on the track of Eight Belles after the Kentucky Derby really broke my heart.
karebear444 is offline  
post #44 of 46 Old 03-17-2012, 10:23 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 692
• Horses: 0
The loss of barbaro was tragic event. I cried when it happen. Things like that happen to so many equine athletes. I sent many cards and wishes of quick recovery. I prayed all that they were doing would work yet when he was finally laid to rest and free from anymore pain I was somewhat relieved he no longer suffers.
Micheal knew he made a mistake and regrets everyhing. The jockey told him that Barbaro was off a little But they all decided he would race. Barbaro wanted to race. he loved what he did. He loved to race. If he didnt he wouldnt of been the great horse that he was. That horse was amazing. But like in any equine sport accidents happen. Like that year in the olympics when so many event horses died and the officials were wondering if eventing was a safe enough event to hold and had made them rethink the jumps. They made alot of changes in the eventing world.
But to this day My breath is taken away when I see a horse perform at the top of their game. Wether race horse or show horse.
TimberRidgeRanch is offline  
post #45 of 46 Old 03-18-2012, 09:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 290
• Horses: 1

I personally think Barbaro would have won the Triple Crown that year had things not turned out the way they did. He ran with so much heart it was breathtaking to watch him.
karebear444 is offline  
post #46 of 46 Old 03-19-2012, 07:11 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I live in rainy England
Posts: 879
• Horses: 0
Not all racehorses break down young. There is a race run at Newbury called the Veteran's Chase and the youngest horse that entered this year was 10 years old, the oldest was 14 years old. These are still racing, there were Grand National entries running in it. Kauto Star is 12 years old, won the King George VI cup on Boxing day for the 5th time. Denman retired at 12 as well. There has to be something right going on for them to make to this age and still be racing. Not every horse makes it to that age on the race track, I'm not blind but they are well looked after.
boots likes this.

Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Lis is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Barrel Racing and Racing Bloodline. HopalongCassidy General Off Topic Discussion 4 02-24-2011 01:08 PM
Horse Racing Juptier Horse Shows 0 05-08-2007 05:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome