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Buying A Thoroughbred Horse

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How to Choose a Thoroughbred Horse

The Thoroughbred horse is the premier long-distance race horse in the world.

Step 1:

Identify Thoroughbred horses by their sleek, muscular bodies.

Step 2:

Measure the adult Thoroughbred at 16 to 17.3 hands, with a weight of 1,000 to 1,300 pounds.

Step 3:

Appreciate the beauty of the Thoroughbred's long legs and slender body, which make it ideal for racing.

Step 4:

Note that being high-strung and sensitive gives Thoroughbreds an edge and helps them to compete successfully as race horses.

Step 5:

Be aware that insemination by artificial means is not currently allowed or sanctioned by the Thoroughbred industry. All breeding must be accomplished through live coverage, in which the mare is physically bred by the stud.

Step 6:

Appreciate the beauty of Thoroughbreds in a range of colors.

Step 7:

Note that being tall allows Thoroughbreds to excel at jumping.

Step 8:

Be aware that being a graceful mover helps the Thoroughbred to excel at most of the English disciplines.

Step 9:

Locate organizations that exist to protect retired racehorses and that work to find these horses new homes.

Tips & Warnings:

Because Thoroughbreds are so tall, owners and handlers need to be aware of the environment surrounding the horse so it doesn't injure itself in trailers and stalls.

Before you purchase a horse, spend time with it and get to know its personality. Horses have personalities, just as humans do.
Because the Thoroughbred has a tendancy to be high-strung, it might not make a good horse for a child or inexperienced rider.


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