Let’s start from the beginning. What is horse betting? Simply put, it’s when you place a wager on the outcome of an upcoming horse race. You’re not alone in thinking that this sounds like a pretty fun activity. The issue is that while it may seem like a harmless pastime, there are actually some rules and regulations that you need to follow.
Horse betting is legal to do in Canada as long as you’re aware of the following:
Horse Betting Is Illegal In Some Areas
The most obvious rule is that you can’t bet on an animal that is native to Canada. Some provinces have made it illegal to even own a horse if you haven’t raced it within the last three years. In addition to that, there are some areas where it’s illegal to even walk a horse down the street. It’s also against the law to place a bet on an event that is held in an area where you lack proper identification.
You Are Always Required To Wear Riding Gear
Yes, you read that right. No matter how experienced you are or how careful you are, you are always required to wear riding gear when you’re on a horse. This includes a helmet, protective goggles, and proper attire. In most cases, this also includes boots. You don’t want to make your mommy or your grandma happy by not dressing appropriately. This might cause you to fall off and get hurt. That’s a sad story. So, make sure to obey this rule and enjoy your horse ride without any accidents.
You Need A Riding Instructor
One of the most important things to remember if you decide to play with horses is that you need a riding instructor. If you live in Toronto, there are plenty of riding schools available that can help you learn the basics of horseback riding. In addition to that, taking classes with a professional instructor is the best way to learn how to groom and take care of your horse. They can also help you avoid any accidents that might come from unsafe or inexpert horse riding.
Horse Racing Is A Form Of Entertainment
Of course, you aren’t here just to obey the rules. You want to have some fun too, don’t you? You can’t blame us for wanting to have some fun. Luckily, you can have fun while obeying the rules. When you enter a horse race, you aren’t doing it for an honest win. You’re doing it to have some fun and maybe win a small prize too. Don’t get too attached to that prize money either. It’s there to help you have some fun and maybe win a ribbon or two.
Now that you’re aware of the dos and don’ts, it’s time to get started. You can’t wait for the perfect moment to enter a horse race and get your first bet. The earlier you start, the better your chance of winning. Keep your eyes open for horse races that are taking place near you. You can also enter online competitions that can help you find the perfect horse and place profitable bets. Don’t forget, having a good time while remaining legal is possible. So, let the betting begin!