3 Tips on How and to Get into Horse Racing

3 Tips on How and to Get into Horse Racing

There are many exciting sports you can get into these days, but horse racing is definitely one of the most unique activities you can try. For anyone looking to get into this sport for the first time, it may seem that this sport is hard to master, and what’s probably even more important, very expensive to practice. But, this doesn’t have to be the case at all. If you’re an adrenaline junky looking for an exciting way to exercise or want to relax while participating in a horse riding discipline, read our three quick tips on how to get into horse racing.

The Popularity of Horse Racing

Horse racing enjoys huge popularity all over the world, but there are a couple of countries where horse racing is much more than just a sport. In the UK and Australia, it attracts millions of spectators and is one of the most popular sports in the two countries. There are even horse racing betting sites that allow fans around the globe to bet on races and horse racing championships and bring even more excitement to this adrenaline-filled sport. These sites increase the popularity of the sport itself and offer the best of both worlds, since they don’t attract only horse racing fans, but all betting enthusiasts in general.

3 Tips on How to Start Horse Racing

There are many types of horse riding disciplines and equine sports you can try out. From horse racing as a simple sport where jockeys and their horses take part in races to special showjumping, dressage and eventing competitions, there are a lot of disciplines to choose from. We’ll talk about the most important things to know before you get into horse training and leave up to you to choose the discipline that fits you the best.

1. Pick the Right Trainer

If you’re just getting into horse racing, one of the most important things is to have a good instructor, as he is the one who should choose the right horse and show you the ropes. The trainer needs to be by your side until you build up the confidence and skill to ride without any help.

2. Choose the Right Facilities

Probably the second most important thing, you want to choose the right facilities to make sure you’re getting the most out of the sport and the entire experience. This becomes even more relevant if you own a horse and want for it to get the best possible treatment. We’ve also previously covered some tips on how to maintain and condition a racehorse, though that is an advanced topic aimed at more skilled practitioners of the sport.

3. Calculate the Expenses from the Start

This aspect of horse riding entirely depends on you and your desires and expectations. If you plan to be a casual rider who just wants to enjoy the sport every couple of weeks or months, you can pay for lessons each time you want to ride a horse, and that way save money in the long term.

Staying on the same topic, there are also other costs associated with this sport. Basic horse racing equipment set includes a riding helmet, boots, riding pants and gloves. Most of these are available for rent in equestrian clubs, so there’s no need to go overboard and buy all of the equipment before you see if horse racing is for you.

Is Horse Racing For You?

Horse racing is a very exciting sport and is unique in a way that it’s great both for people who like to test their limits with extreme sports and those who just want to clear their mind and enjoy a relaxing experience. As you progress and slowly develop your skills, you can decide if horse racing is the right thing for you. No matter if you decide that horse racing is or isn’t for you, you will have a great and memorable time riding horseback in the great outdoors.

Sean Lockwood

Sean is a programmer with a passion for extreme sports. Favourite extreme sports discipline is biathlon. Started this blog because of the great love for nature and adrenaline which results in something extreme like Extreme Sports Lab (ESL).

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