The thoroughbred was developed in England in the 17th and 18th centuries from exported Arabian stallions and native mares.
With exceptional speed and agility the thoroughbred can excel in a range of disciplines and make great show-jumpers, eventers and hunters.
The thoroughbred is known to be physically fragile; with bad hooves, prone to lameness and requiring a lot more food then a similar horse of another breed. They are often crossed with native breeds produce agile, but more hardy mounts.
The Thoroughbred in found in all solid colors. They are usually 15.3- 17 hands tall.
- Secretariat was a famous race horse. He broke track records, and won the Triple Crown. The Belmont was his, he won by 31 lengths.
- The Triple Crown is the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont.
- Thorughbred foals are taller than a full grown Shetland pony.