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Today, thoroughbred horses are bred for various reasons, particularly for racing. Determine why you should breed a thoroughbred horse with advice from a horseback riding instructor in this video on horse breeds.
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Hi, I'm Teri Carter of Saddlebrook Stables in Castle Hayne, North Carolina and today I'm going to talk to you about why you breed thoroughbred horses. People today breed thoroughbred horses for various reasons. This is the particular breed that you would see running in your races on TV, the big money winners such as The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness, Triple Crown, things like that so if you are interested in racing you would want to breed for those particular characteristics, a fast horse in this particular breed. Other people breed thoroughbred horses to specifically create a nice hunter jumper horse. If they can't find a nice thoroughbred off the track that hasn't succeeded in the race horse world, then they would look to a breeder to try and breed something that is desirable for the discipline that they would like to do. They breed basically, also this horse can be used for fox hunting which is, used to be a great sport in England where the horses chased the hounds that were chasing a fox across fields, but in America today it's mostly just used for sport where people gallop through the countryside and jump fences. There is no hounds or foxes involved, and this particular horse is very good for that sport because again they can cover a lot of ground, and they have great endurance to be able to jump those high stone walls and fences and gallop throughout the countryside for long periods of time. That's why you breed your thoroughbred horse.