What Are Thoroughbred Horses?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 1:40:25 AM ET
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A Thoroughbred is a breed of horse developed for jumping and racing purposes. This breed of horse originates from Barb and Arab horses produced in England around the third century. Although, the word "thoroughbred" is often mistakenly used to mean purebred, the correct usage is to describe a specific breed of horse with impressive jumping ability, agility, speed and spirit.