A Thrilling New ‘Ride’ May Change The Face Of Racehorse Training

by | 07.17.2017 | 1:59pm

Roller coaster engineers have developed a new training system for racehorses and it looks like nothing that's ever been seen before.

Called the “Kurtsystem,” it's the baby of Turkish racehorse owner Mehmet Kurt and was built on his Kingwood Stud. Constructed at a cost of £20million ($26,139,500), no riders are needed; instead, the horses are loosely tied within “cabins” that are attached to an overhead monorail. The horses can work at speeds between a walk and a canter on an oval track.

The machine is designed to be used with yearlings and 2-year-olds; it is hoped that it will to improve the prep and pre-training of racehorses before they enter full training, reducing injuries and allowing the horse's team to measure physical growth.

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It is also believed that this new system will have a role in rehabilitation of injured racehorses.

A unique new concept in training racehorses, only use and time will tell if this new machine will catch on in the racing industry.

Read more at Horse & Hound.

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