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Scientific Name:
Equus caballus
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average is between 15.2 and 18.2 hands tall.
over 1000 lbs.
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Thoroughbred Description
  The Thoroughbred is on of the best known and most loved racing horses of all time. It is considered by some to be the most valuable of all horse breeds and claim it is the fastest of all racehorse breeds, past and present. It has been a popular horse for centuries. Its stunning speed and unrivaled mental and physical stamina are incredible. The Thoroughbred can only be described as courageous. They are known to continue when other horse breeds will give up. They have an incredible amount of energy and have a tendency to be high strung. They also have dispositions can also sensitve and nervous. Some even say that they have difficult temperaments. Others, however, claim that they are not temperamental and have nice dispositions. It can go at speeds of 35 to 40 miles an hour and capable of covering more than 20 feet in a single stride. It is the main breed used for English jumping and hunting competitions. The Thoroughbred is a can be somewhat larger or smaller than the average size. It is a handsome horese with wide-set eyes, set below a flat forehead. Its large eyes show its alertness. Its head is carried low and its long neck is light and elegant. The Thoroughbred has large nostrils and a straight profile. They have good length of proportion with depth through the girth, allowing for lung expansion. It also exhibits strong loins, quarters and back. It can be seen in a wide range of colors, but the most popular are chestnut, brown and bay.  
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