How Do You Feel About The Racing Industry?
Hey everyone. I'm bringing up controversy.
So I'm not an authority on the subject of racing, but I don't necessarily disagree with it from what I can gather. There's a lot of talk about the amount of deaths/year on racetracks, but I think what people don't realize what percentage that is of the whole picture. For example that could only be 1 or 2 % out of a whole group of racehorses at a certain track.
I think another thing to keep in mind is that people seem to carefully track the breakdowns in horse racing, while not really paying attention to what could be a similar amount of danger in other disciplines. All equine sports are dangerous and require safety measures, no matter the sport. So what people about and spreading about racing specifically could be dramatized or over exaggerated.
This isn't to say there isn't bad in racing though. Drugging happens. Breakdowns happen. Electric shock devices happen. But I think that the vast majority of racehorses don't break down, aren't drugged, and aren't shocked with devices.
The point is that as long as horse and rider are happy and healthy, they can do anything. Just have integrity when riding and be considerate of the horse as a partner and not just a machine :)
Again I could be wrong about this, so please let me know if you have worked in the racing industry or know a ton more than myself, who is just trying to learn lol. Thanks :)
Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane? Job 39:19