The Thoroughbred horse has played an incomparable role in upgrading many horse-breeds, and in establishing new breeds. It is known as the best race horse in the world. The breed is known for it’s courage, stamina and its easy ground covering stride at the gallop as well as it’s immense athleticism.
Height: 16-1 hands
Job: Three day eventing
Origin: In the late 17th century the English began importing several Eastern Stallions and breeding them to English mares of mixed pedigree. This started the dynasty of great racehorses. The most famous of the eastern stallions and the ones recognized as the founding fathers of the breed are known to be the Goldolphin Arabian, the Byerley Turk and the Darley Arabian. These stallions produced the Herod, Matchem, Eclipse and Highflyer lines which are the four principal stallion lines of the modern THBRD. The first volume of ‘The General Stud Book” of THBRD appeared in 1808.
Uses: This breed is an amazing athlete that excels today in the sports of jumping, 3 day eventing, steeplechase, racing and even in the hunting field.
Description: refined head, long neck, well sloped shoulder and deep girth which allows plenty or room for the heart and lungs. Long limbs and good bone account for this breeds incredible galloping ability.
Height: Average 16 to 16-2 hands but can range from 14-2 to 17+ hands.
Color: Any color with or without white markings..
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