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Ancient Ruins10 year 16.1 hand unraced TB gelding. Previously used in lower level eventing schooled training showed BN and trail riding. Has been on pasture for about a year with occasional hacks. Would thrive with a rider that can harness his athletic abilities. Overall a great horse who is going to blossom with the right person. This is a great horse that has a lot to offer. The price is low because it reflects possible maintenance joint supplement or injection due to arthritis in right front knee. Is sound and always has been but will not pass a flexion text on front right. An old bed sore left him with a cosmetic bump on front left knee. Can be brought down via steroid per veterinarian but purely cosmetic. Fantastic hooves! Can go all barefoot. Currently has fronts on. He has always had regular trims always UTD on vaccinations worming and teeth float. Easy keeper on grassalfalfa mixture. Trailers stands tied loves bathes quiet when stalled stands for farrier stands in cross ties.

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Breed Thoroughbred
Color Grey
Sex Male
Age Adult
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Location: Bluffdale, UT, United States

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The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" horses, 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. They are also commonly crossbred to create new breeds or to improve existing ones, and have been influential in the creation of the Quarter Horse, Standardbred, Anglo-Arabian, and various warmblood breeds.

Thoroughbred racehorses perform with maximum exertion, which has resulted in high accident rates and health problems such as bleeding from the lungs, low fertility, abnormally small hearts and a small hoof to body mass ratio. There are several theories for the reasons behind the prevalence of accidents and health problems in the Thoroughbred breed, and research continues.

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