I am doing some research for a paper and would like to discuss breakdowns in arabian and quarter horse racing versus thoroughbred racing. What are everyones thoughts and does anyone know of any articles about this? TIA!
I am wanting to see if there are any differences in how the horses are started/warmed-up in comparison to thoroughbred racehorses and how many injuries there are for the 'other' group. This includes trotters.
The only thing I would caution is that there are fewer racing Arabs than TBs, so raw numbers at least there should be fewer breakdowns. I'd also leave out the Standardbreds as the weight-bearing is completely different (plus racing in harness creates a whole other potential for kinds of injuries.)