At a young age, I imagined riding a horse. But my dream came true when I finally learned it when I was in middle school. I remember that my mom did not want me to ride a horse, but my dad taught me, luckily.
I started to ride a horse as a hobby. Every weekend or during my spare time, horse riding is my outdoor activity, and the level of excitement is still the same as when I was in high school.
One day I met a friend who encouraged me to be into horse racing. I was hesitant because I never imagined getting into horse racing. But I gave it a shot and realized that it was a good experience, although I did not make it to the top. But it is all right. The chance to witness hundreds of spectators cheering for you makes everything worth it. Also, having a very supportive family beside you is more than valuable than the trophies for me.
As a horse riding/racing enthusiast, I have a bunch of friends who also love the sport. But just like me before, they have never raced a horse. I also encouraged them to take their experience up a notch. Some have switched to horse racing while others don’t.
Whether you are looking for a sport that would add color or change your life for the best, I would recommend horse racing, and you won’t regret it. If you feel skeptical, I also felt the same way. But don’t worry! Here are some pros and cons of horse racing that would help you make a confident and quick decision. Let’s get started!
Meet People with the Same Interests
I always feel happy and zealous every time I meet people who are extremely passionate about the sport.
They have different stories, but they always inspire me to be better each day.
I think it is normal for every sports lover to feel in despair sometimes, and a group of enthusiastic people can be a lifesaver.
Also, their dedication to the sport is very contagious, and it has helped me reach this far.
Welcome a New Member of The Family
I don’t know if it is normal, but I consider my horse part of my family. For sure, some horse racing enthusiasts feel the same way, or it’s just me.
Honestly, I feel like my horse is a younger brother of mine. He completes my day even I have a stressful shift in the office. It is a therapy for me whenever I hear my horse neighs or wags his tail.
Although we have only been together for a few months, I think we have already built a strong connection. Even if he does not talk, I know what he likes most of the time. Weird, right? But it is true.
Aside from our weekend practice, I enjoy taking charge of his grooming. I do not only save some cash, but I also spend some quality time with my buddy.
The Level of Excitement and Intensity is Superb
I love different sports. I play golf, basketball, volleyball, and even football. With golf, it is very relaxing, from the picturesque lawn to the lush trees.
In basketball, it is very intense and a good workout. I think I sweat a ton every time I play basketball with my friend. Volleyball and football are no exception.
But horse riding or racing is different. Yes, I sweat and even lose a pound. However, I could not explain the level of excitement. As my horse starts to run, it always makes my heart beat fast, and that experience is extremely addicting for me.
So, are you one of those people searching for a new but challenging hobby? There is no need to look further than horse racing.
If you have not ridden a horse, now is the right time to give it a shot. Yes, it may be unsafe, and the risks of falling are high.
Sometimes, you may have bruises and injuries. But your hard work will pay off. Believe me.
Every day, you will see some improvements in your skill. Soon, you will be a pro. Nothing is impossible if you really want everything you do.