Horse racing has long been an American past time, from the early times in the country to present day. Some of the greatest horse stock has been featured in racing throughout the years, and today, it is still a large sub-section of the horse breeding industry. Considered one of the greatest sports in history, horse racing is enjoyed by millions of people around the globe.
Some of the breeds associated with horse racing are the quarterhorse, Thoroughbred, Arabian, and others. All of these horses, which are considered hot blooded, are often temperamental, fiery, and above all, fast. Unlike their cold blooded counterparts, which are mainly used for draft work, these breeds are some of the greatest achievements in horse breeding.
The future of horse racing
In the future, we can expect to see even more selective breeding and perhaps other breeds being created as a result. Thoroughbreds and quarterhorses are often interbred, leading to a greater stock and some of the fastest horses the world has ever seen. Much like the rest of the breeding industry, we may get to see other breeds that have different characteristics than existing ones.
When it comes to horse racing, there is more complicated issues to get into, but what we have today is something that incorporates hundreds, maybe thousands of years of breeding, and brings it all together in a wonderful sport. Like the rest of horse breeding, what you get from racing is a breeding of necessity and a way in which we can keep horses as a rich part of our history.