Do Horses Want to Race?I think Rondi has a bit of a point in this post.
But I also think this below is utter proof that at least one horse loved out-racing all the others.
This was, still to my mind, the greatest athletic achievement witnessed in my lifetime.
I feel so privileged that I lived during the lifetime of Secretariat and got to see those victories.
Back in the days of that horse, I also coached human middle-distance runners, and one of them said once that she wished that in the last couple of hundred metres of her races that someone was whipping her. Of course the horse has no such ability to communicate so clearly on this subject. And Secretariat needed NO whipping in this race.