If you ride a horse in the US you know when your horse win or lose a race. This may seem like a simple question when you answer it in the abstract but most horses don’t feel it. While they usually feel it the same way the human does about the outcome of a game they usually can’t remember or accurately recall a time until afterward. The horse will feel it by the muscle contraction (muscling), and it will be different if the horse is working from a relaxed position. There are also other factors to think about like if the horse is on a track before the race, is the rider in position before the race, is the race being played in the city, is the race being judged within the same state, in another country, or not in that country but also in a different one, etc.
Another example of this problem is the use of the word win or lose by a race horse. If you were at the track and noticed that your horse won a race what would you think? Would you think he was happy? Or would you feel upset that the horse lost? If he was happy would you think that meant he had won? Would you feel upset if you found out later that the horse was losing?
A horse is likely to give his best effort when he thinks he’s in a good position but that’s not always a reliable basis for evaluating winning or losing. The answer you ask for a horse is different by state, city, country, and so on.
Many things can happen in racing and the horse can feel it and the feeling is important because it is critical to a horse’s confidence, health, and the quality of his ride. A horse can lose because he is getting behind or he can win because the rider is off. If the horse gives the best effort to ride to win then its not enough to conclude that the horse lost.
For years the National Parks Service has insisted that the nation’s national parks are unassailable, that their vast, diverse collections of wildlands, forests and water feature some of the best of what we have to offer. Today, a number of groups want to change this. They want to take away our land, our water and our wildlife. They have developed plans to replace the parks with shopping malls, gas stations and, most likely, big box stores.
For years the National Parks Service has insisted that the nation’s national parks are unassailable, that their vast, diverse collections of wildlands, forests and water