Horse Racing is the oldest and most famous among all of the sports that involve animals. In horse racing minimum of two or more horses are raced by riders (jockeys) or without riders. Horse racing is an outdoor sport held at racing tracks made with dirt, turf, and soil. When ridden by a rider, the horse is equipped with horse tack, a set of equipment that includes:
Reins are used by the rider to navigate the horse.
Saddles serve as a seat for the rider.
Stirrups are ring-shaped metal frames in which the rider places his feet.
Halter which is a headcollar for the animal and Harnesses to tie the horse.
Horse racing is an ancient sport. There are remains in the ancient records of Egypt, Syria, Babylon, and many other civilizations that indicate the sport existed at that time. The modern form of horse racing is more or less the same as found in history, with some minor changes over time. Although now there are many different types of horse racing, the basic principle is almost the same, it is a contest of speed and endurance of a horse, and the horse or rider on the horse that reaches the finish line is declared the winner.
Here are some different types of modern horse racing:
1, Flat Racing is held on a flat surface made up of turf and soil.
2. Jump Racing consists of different obstacles over which horses are jumped.
3. Harness Racing is a straight patch race in which horses are tied to a man-made cart in which the rider sits.
4. Endurance Racing is a long-distance race in which horses cover 50 to 160 km of distance.