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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 of... More »

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Thoroughbred race horses can be purchased through online sources, such as the Racehorse Stock or Bloodhorse websites, and partner ownerships are also a popular way to participate in owning a race horse, according to Forb... More »

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Thoroughbreds can sustain a speed of 40 miles per hour during races. Although they are very swift, the quarter horse breed is actually substantially faster, with a maximum speed of nearly 55 miles per hour. More »

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There are several terms for male horses depending on their age and whether they have been gelded. The most common terms are colt, gelding and stallion. More »

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Most horses are domesticated, but the small numbers of wild horses in the United States live on islands near the East Coast and in 10 Western states, including Oregon, California, Arizona and New Mexico. Approximately 55... More »

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Prior to the age of four, female horses are called fillies, and from age four and up, they are called mares. Female horses can also be called yearlings when they are between one and two years old, or foals before they ar... More »

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Mountain lions and black bears are among the more common enemies of horses. The large size of horses makes them less appealing to other predators, and they rely on their running speed and herding mentality to flee from d... More »

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