The Thoroughbred is a equine breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred equine, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" known for their agility, speed and spirit.
The Thoroughbred as it is known today was developed in 17th- and 18th-century England, when native mares were crossbred with imported Oriental stallions of Arabian, Barb, and Turkoman breeding. All modern Thoroughbreds can trace their pedigrees to three stallions originally imported into England in the 17th century and 18th century, and to a larger number of foundation mares of mostly English breeding. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Thoroughbred breed spread throughout the world; they were imported into North America starting in 1730 and into Australia, Europe, Japan and South America during the 19th century. Millions of Thoroughbreds exist today, and more than 118,000 foals are registered each year worldwide.
Thoroughbreds are used mainly for racing, but are also bred for other riding disciplines such as show jumping, combined training, dressage, polo, and fox hunting.
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Shopping for Thoroughbred model horse toys is easy at Horse Toys Superstore! We have created horse breed categories to make shopping for the breeds you love a cinch. Breyer Model Horses has four Thoroughbred toy model horses in the Traditional Size to choose from, Northern Dancer, a Thoroughbred Quarter Horse Cross, Zenyatta’s First Foal and Zenyatta herself! If you are searching of the Classic Size Breyer Model Horses, we stock the Classic Black Thoroughbred Horse Model that is really popular! Breyer also has a Paint Your Own Thoroughbred Horse toy kit for the creative type! Collecta model toy horses offers four Thoroughbreds to choose from, two Collecta Foals, one running and one standing, a Collecta Bay Mare horse toy and a Collecta Black Mare model horse. Wild Safari Winners Circle Horses has a great Thoroughbred toy horse model that is running! All of these plastic toy horses are hand painted and very affordable too and they make wonderful horse birthday parties gifts for girls that love horses. These toy horse models make nice equestrian gifts and also look great displayed on top of any equestrian birthday cake! If you are searching for a fantastic horse birthday gifts or Christmas present for girls that loves horses or an equestrian theme gifts, these Collecta model horses, Schleich model horses and Breyer model horses are great paired with a CollectA Stable Playset and Accessories playset that measures 10.3 inches long and stands 7.8 inches tall and is a perfect horse barn to play with the plastic model horses with. We have three other model horse barns or model horse stables playsets that also work wonderfully with these little horse toys for girls for lots of imaginative horse play. The first one is CollectA Stable Playset measures 10.3 inches long and stands 7.8 inches tall and comes with a family of horse toys. The second one is Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Horse Stables - It's a natural! With a decorative green shingled roof, this wooden stable provides a happy home for 4 plastic horses. When the play horse barn is open, your little farmer or equestrian has easy access to the hayloft, with its wooden ladder and 4 bales of hay. There's a stall for each toy horses, lots of sliding and swinging doors and a folding corral to keep the horses in the barnyard. The third horse barn is also made by Melissa and Doug and this wooden barn or stable is fully assembled and ready for horseplay! The set includes seven working doors, a hayloft, and a corral. The toy barns or stables opens for easy play access and closes for convenient storage. This barn works well for Breyer Classic Sized horse toys, but will also work for Collecta model horses, Safari model horses and Schleich model horses as well. Playing with horse toys is so much fun for girls, it does not matter if they love horses or ponies, these toy horse barns are great for all plastic horse toys play or Shetland toy pony or any other ponies too!
A lot of our customers ask for recommendations of equestrian gifts and
jewelry for pony birthday gifts for girls, kids and adults too. We like to
recommend a few model horses, horse t-shirts and plush stuffed horses for a
well-rounded horse gifts. Model Toy horses for kids are one of our most
popular equestrian gifts for girls, as well as our plush stuffed horses made
by Douglas Cuddle Toy and our equestrian jewelry that includes our
best-selling sterling silver horse jewelry earrings that are the perfect
size for little ears! We have lots of toy ponies and horses to choose from
for your little pony lovers!