Thoroughbred horses

Thoroughbred horses are best known for racing and speed.

Although the name is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to this breed.

They are considered "hot-blooded" horses, known for their agility, speed and spirit.

Horse breeds are loosely divided into three categories based on general temperament: spirited "hot bloods" with speed and endurance; "cold bloods", such as draft horses and some ponies, suitable for slow, heavy work; and "warmbloods", developed from crosses between hot bloods and cold bloods, often focusing on creating breeds for specific riding purposes, particularly in Europe.

Photos of horses running by Razilla 

There are over 300 breeds of horses in the world today, developed for many different uses.

This breed was developed in England in the 17th and 18th century by a combination of crossing three oriental stallion lines – the Darley Arabian, the Godolphin Arabian and the Byerley Turk with English mares.

Thoroughbred speed horse

The breed developed into the perfect race horse and it is the fastest breed of horse in the world.

They mature at an early age, with horses raced at two years old.

They race on the flat and over fences “steeple chasing” and many of the horses are very valuable.

The average height is around 16hh (1.62m) with coat colours being all solid.Bay is the commonest colour.

They are a very versatile animal, which are used mainly for racing, but also bred for other riding disciplines such as a riding horse, eventing, show jumping, dressage, combined training, polo, and fox hunting.

They are also commonly crossbred to create new breeds or to improve existing ones, and have been influential in the creation of the Quarter Horse, Standardbred, Anglo-Arabian, and various warmblood breeds.

Typical coat colours are bay, seal brown, chestnut, black, or gray.

When they reach the end of their racing career, many are sold very cheaply.

Inexperienced people will buy the horse because of it's low price, with no understanding of what they have taken on.

These horses only know one speed and that is to go as fast as they can.

They are not bolting, just doing what they have been trained to do. 

Taking on such an animal takes time and re training.

You need to be experienced with knowledge as it 's a mighty task, but so rewarding.

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