oh first off no all racers are not stallions or geldings there are fillys and mares..... Need to brush up on racing history before you apply. Rags To Riches... the horse that won the Belmont stakes this year.... fILLY!!!! 1975 undefeated 10 for 10 racer Ruffian.... FILLY! 1988 Ky Derby winner Winning Colors ... yuppp you guessed it Filly. and that is just to name a limited limited few!!! So that aside, yes lead a race horse just like you would a normal horse , to the left with a slight bit of slack between you and the horse.Keeping one hand on or close to the halter. Despite their flighty attitudes racers actually have pretty good ground manners. Just remember to keep a firm hold on the elad and if they "booger" giv e alittle more slack and maybe a sharp pull to the lead. Most trainers put either a chain over the nose, through mouth or under the chin which will give you some "bite" Don't yank the snot out of them, just pop down on the shank and get their attention. If a horsey is really flighty it may require 2 handlers, one of each side of the horse. If that's the case you'll definately be fine. Remain calm and confident about what you are doing, rememeber a horse can feed off your nerves and the more agitated and aprehensive you are, the more wired the horse can become. good luck with it and if you have anymore questions feel free to email me:) Have a greta day!!!!
i keep seeing where people say there are very few geldings and while yes geldings are fewer, there are a lot more than you would think. Funny Cide , John Henry , Red Rum , Fourstar Dave , Desery Orchid , Phar Lap , Kelso , Forego , Lava Man , Exterminator and Native Diver are just a few of the famous ones. All the above mentioned won G1 races even the Ky Derby!!! So see there are plenty of geldings out there!
NTRA Junkie and have been around TB's and tracks before:) Thanks Mr. Spurlock for that experence! lol