For the better part of the last century horse racing has been a very popular sport for many reasons. But it seems as if might be heading for a large growth sport here in the near future. Betting on individual horses is something that brings in a lot of money for the hosting city and this could gather some interest from some of the biggest cities in the United States. There was a recent article that talked about how State Governments are trying to promote horse racing to the best of their abilities. They see the huge money making potential that horse racing brings to the table.
Horse racing is something that has a consistent fan base but their hasn’t been much growth in the last twenty years. The main problem is because of the confusion between the different types of events that a horse race could consist of. There is the type of horse racing that most people know, such as the ones that take place at the Kentucky Derby. Even though this is the most popular type of horse racing there is plenty of room for growth in other aspects of horse racing.
We are going to highlight some of the lesser known types of horse races that some of you may find entertaining.
Endurance Race Horse
Endurance races are when the rider and horse go on a very long ride and compete for the best time against other riders. This may not be the most entertaining race to watch but I know that this is an awesome event. These races are often a couple hours and it can be a very long ride for both the rider and horse. To keep both the rider and horse comfortable during this long trek it is important to have a high quality endurance saddle. They are often expensive but well worth the money when you are on a 22 mile race. For more information about this type of race you can view the video below.
Cutting is a very quick and fast race that the horse and rider compete to see who can get the fastest time going around obstacles. These obstacles are usually barrels and this type of event is very fun to watch. The races are very short and usually have some very close races. To get the best times riders use a certain type of saddles called cutting saddles. Cutting saddles sale for usually over $1,000 because they have to be made out of the best materials as well as being as light as possible. It is an expensive sport to get into but a very fun one to watch! For a little more information about this type of race view the video below.
Horse Roping Events
This type of event is when a horse and their rider try to rope an animal such as a boar or a calf. They chase them around and try to rope them in the shortest amount of time. Roping may just take the most skill out of any sort of horse event because not only do you have to know how to steer your horse and maneuver it you also have to be able to rope in a running calf. This is a very difficult task but it makes for an entertaining event. Calf roping saddles come in all types and they can also be a bit pricey but if you are interested in this event then you want to make sure that you have the best equipment that gives you the best chance to win.