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The Atlantic goes inside America’s original extreme sport, Native-American horse relay.

In this documentary, we meet a team of riders from Calgary who are preparing to compete in a race. The sport of horse relay is very similar to normal horse racing, but with one key difference. Each team has one rider and that rider must transition from one horse to another whilst the race is taking place. It’s like a normal relay race, but with horses instead of humans.

Inside America's Original Extreme Sport, Native-American Relay Horse Racing image of The Atlantic

We learn about the history of the sport and how it’s been a key part of indigenous culture in Canada and America over the years. The teams will often wear clothing that pays respect to their culture and background and the sport is a great way to teach the wider public about the history of indigenous people. We get to see a race happen in real time in the documentary and see the effort and skill that goes into each race. It can be an incredibly gruelling sport, as each rider has to mount multiple horses per race and can’t afford to make any mistakes at all.

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