Bay Thoroughbred horse racing a gray Thoroughbred horse, illustrated on a map of the Northern Hemisphere, has been printed on high-quality paper and attached to a wooden ornament. The opposite side has the breed name and some information about it on it. Both sides have been sealed with a coat of clear resin to protect the design from peeling and chipping. Please take care when storing and displaying your ornament, as improper care may cause fading or yellowing. Do not display in direct sunlight.
The Thoroughbred horse 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 and 18th centuries, 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 around 100,000 foals are registered each year worldwide. Learn more about the Thoroughbred horse on my blog!