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someone who likes betting
12 May 21 16:32
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I have been thinking about this lately. I am talking about the horses. I love horses, and think it's great when they get to run around on a big field freely, but I just think that competitive racing is perhaps not good for them and it pushes them too hard.

What started making me think like this is when I was watching a race and my horse won, so I won my bet, but felt terrible as the horse in 2nd took a horrific looking fall at the last because it was trying to make a challenge and being ridden extremely hard up towards the fence, which is the reason for the fall. I honestly would have been much happier to lose my bet than for the horse to fall like that.

On the other side, I know there are many horses who love to race, and their life is greatly enhanced from it, so maybe the positives could outway? It just makes me a bit sad when a free spirited horse's life is cut short due to being put into a competitive race. I was looking at the horsedeathwatch site which shows there were 2240 deaths in GB/IRE in the las 5175 days. That's more than I thought, just under 1 every couple of days on the cards will be fatally injured.
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Report Mick Sturbs May 12, 2021 4:37 PM BST
If it wasn't for racing there wouldn't be as many horses as most of them are bred for racing
Report someone who likes betting May 12, 2021 4:42 PM BST
That's a good point Mick, I didn't think of that.
Report duncan idaho May 12, 2021 4:46 PM BST
yep, they are thoroughbred racehorses...it's what they are bred to do (no great demand for 'work' horses these days either...now that was a tough gig)
Report layingisthewayforward May 12, 2021 6:51 PM BST
Keeps them fit.
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