A work rider rides horses that are being conditioned for the races but does not ride in races. The term "work" is often used when a horse is timed for a certain distance
from the backside of the track. A work rider may trot, canter, or gallop horses at the track in the morning based on the instructions of the horse's trainer.
An unseated horse is a horse that has lost it's rider.
that person would be called a Jockey
The Horse should work harder than the rider, if the horse is working correctly, this will be the case. The rider does a lot of work to keep the horse going/moving where he should. The rider uses their arms, legs, seat, hands, and weight balance to communicate to the horse. The horse works also since he is the one moving his body in the pace and direction that the rider asks for. Horse and rider are a team.
Anyone who rides a horse is just called a 'rider'. Horse rider or equestrian rider are both work as well.
Jockey Ronnie Turcott was Secretariat's rider for most of his racing career.
Horse sports are where a horse participates in a sport that is made for the animal. For example a horse sport can be horse racing where the horse has to run as fast as it can in a race of any distance. There is also Polo , Sulky racing [ horse pulling a tiny trap with rider ] , most Rodeo events , like Barrel Racing , calf Roping , Bronc riding etc , and some places have sled pulls with huge Draft horses, to see what team can pull the most weight. Then there are steeplechasing, foxhunting [which I personally detest ] and the most elegant is dressage , with the horse being put thru his/her paces by a very expert rider. There is also Show Jumping , where horse and rider also work together to navigate a course of gates , hurdles, fake walls and water jumps. Both horse and rider are judged in many of these activities, and the sport is a true partnership.
In Thoroughbred racing the rider is called a Jockey and in standardbred racing they are called drivers. There is also the horse trainers, owners, and grooms.
Jack Leach has written: 'A rider on the stand' -- subject(s): Horse racing
If you mean for horse racing, the inside track is shorter then the outside. If you are in a horse race you want to "Hug the rail" and thus save your horse's energy.
Flat horse racing is when a horse is racing on a flat. a flat is a course without jumps. Flat horse racing is horse racing without jumps.
UR means unseated rider in horse racing. Additional horse racing lingo includes AWT for all weather track; ART for artificial surface; Baby Race, which means a race for 2-year olds; and Back, which means to bet or make a wager.
The horse Clint Eastwood rode in Pale Rider was an American Quarter Horse that was trained by Spud Proctor, who was an outrider on the Southern California horse racing circuit at the time (1980 or 1981). He used the horse in the mornings while he was outriding at Pomona racetrack (now Fairplex). The horse was trained for racing at Los Alamitos, although I can't remember if he started or not. Spud told me he sold the horse to Eastwood after the movie was completed.