All tagged Equine Disciplines

Horse Racing

When discussing horse racing it is not uncommon for concerns of safety and horse welfare to arise. Like any activity—from stock trading to figure skating—you will find the good, the bad and the ugly.

Harness or Driving Competition

Growing up I knew about horses being used to pull carriages (the Budweiser Clydesdale spot was always my favorite Super Bowl commercial) but I have only recently been exposed to driving as a sport. I was able to volunteer at the combined driving test event to evaluate the World Equestrian Games facility in preparation for the Tryon 2018 WEG and was blown away by the amazing sport of combined driving. How the same team of horses could be used for something as elegant as dressage one day, then bravely dive into the water obstacles in the marathon phase, and finally gather all their finesse and accuracy for cones on the final day — it was beautiful to watch!