I have a horse race design I think suits the world I created, but I don’t know how it could actually race. I need to resolve the actual propulsion.
In that other question the best answer seemed to be a charriot race, and that’s basically how I imagine it will be. However the horses are mechanical and have no computers. They rely on steam power and clockwork articulation, with hydraulics and basic tactile sensory feedback, as well as limited controls by the jockey.
I used Dall-E for a concept inspiration, and the result looks very good from the perspective of the jockey and stability. But by the way a horse moves (gravity) I don’t know if the forelimbs can be effective at propulsion. The concept I got back is pictured below: Chariots are pulled, not powered. I would like this vehicle concept in my world. What design modification could allow the forelegs to be an adequate propulsion this as an effective and stable race vehicle?
Assume a track that has slight hills and valleys rather than the flat arena.