Thoroughbred Horse

Name

Thoroughbred Horse

Scientific Name

Equus Callabus

Characteristics

Male horses are called stallions and castrated males are known as geldings. Female horses are called mares.

Thoroughbreds were originally bred for horse racing. They are one of the fastest species of animal in the world and can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.

All Thoroughbred horses can be traced back to three stallions: Byerly Turk, Godolphin Arabian, and the Darley Arabian.

Thoroughbred horses are often used for competing in sports such as racing, dressage, and show jumping. As a result they can be expensive. Some thoroughbred horses have sold for as much as £10,000,000.

Diet

Horses mostly eat grass, leaves and twigs. They are also fed hay in captivity.

Size Fact

Full grown horses can weigh up to 1000kg.

Food Fact

Horses love garlic! We add it to our horses’ feed. It also acts as a natural fly repellent.

Fun Fact

A horse’s teeth take up more room in its head than its brain!

IUCN Red list

Domestic horses are not evaluated on the IUCN red list.

Where do I live?

It is believed that domesticated horses originated from Eurasia.

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