breed has been recognized for thousands of years and has
been maintained in its purity over those years so well
that many more modern breeds can be traced back to a
specific pair of Arabians. Because the Arabian was bred
and reared in close contact with man from the beginning,
it has an unequaled ability to bond with humans.
possesses beauty, nobility, courage, strength, ability,
temperament and intelligence, qualities that make it one
of the most graceful and popular show horses in the
is the name given to almost any breed of
horse with a golden-colored coat and white mane and tail;
the specific shade can range from dark gold to cream,
with the exact allowable variation dependent upon which
registry the owner uses.
The name Standardbred originated because the
early trotters were required to reach a certain standard
for the mile distance in order to be registered as part
of the new breed. The Standardbred is still considered
the best horse for harness racing because of the need for
the horse to maintain a steady pace throughout the race
-- the standard distance of which is one mile.
can carry weight with sustained speed over extended
distances. High-spirited and excitable, the Thoroughbred
has powerful lungs and strong legs. All of these
qualities together make the Thoroughbred one of the most
popular breeds in the world of horse racing.