At 5’8″, I will never be a jockey. But, thanks to video recording technology, I can see the view from the back of a Thoroughbred race horse. Check out this video from CBS News and the Washington Post.
Want to know what the view is like from the back of the greatest Thoroughbred race horse alive today (in this blogger’s humble opinion)? Here’s an amazing video of the undefeated Zenyatta.
If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out this rider’s-eye view from the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, courtesy of rider Peter Atkins.
I think the helmet cam is a fabulous development. Of course, if I wore one, the video would be a really boring tour of the paths and trails around my boarding farm with occasional blurry moments when Snoopy spooks at scary landscaping rocks or solar electric fence chargers and tries to bolt. But I hope more top riders try this technology out so people like me can be armchair jockeys. Maybe someone competing in an extreme cowboy race should give it a go.
What kind of sights would your hypothetical helmet cam pick up? What rides would you love to see recorded on helmet cameras?
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