In the extremes of horse disciplines such as eventing, hunting and show-jumping, professional riders look for at least some thoroughbred blood to provide courage and speed. Three of these are recognized as being the foundation sires of the thoroughbred world. Some thoroughbreds are produced purely for disciplines other than racing while some find their way to show-jumping or eventing careers when their racing careers are over. One of his most illustrious sons was Herod, who became an important name in the pedigrees of many of the early thoroughbreds.
The ribcage is deep and rounded and the chest wide with plenty of room for heart and lungs. Others are laid back and lovable. Eclipse wa