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post #1 of 6 Old 01-14-2014, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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The Wonder of the Horse: Seven Great Horses from Throughout History

Read about all of these legendary horses here - The Wonder of the Horse: Seven Great Horses from Throughout History
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What has been left out is the Godolphin Arabian stallion who left his mark on the modern thoroughbred.
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IMHO, there were many great horses left out of this article, which focused on TB's. "Trigger" was gaited--maybe TWH?--why wasn't this mentioned?
How about "Janus", named for the Roman God that sees both forward and backwards at the same time, and that TB stallion was the foundation sire of the American QH?
Or the "Morgan" foundation sire?
How about "Bucephalus", who was Alexander the Great's horse?
I am sure that there are many, many more excluded.
Honestly, the article reminds me of a 12yo's Computer Class article. LOL
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I liked Trigger, but he didn't contribute all that much to horses or world history. It skipped famous war horses (Traveller?) and largely ignored any 'history' that occurred before the author's birth.

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In my opinion the 'great' horses were those that formed the foundation for a breed that still lives on today.

This would be the Darley Arabian, the Byerley Turk and the Godolphin Arabian, three of the founders of the thoroughbred.

Nearco, who influenced the modern TB. Odds on that majority of the top TB sires have him in their blood.

There have been many great TBs but, although they did well, does not mean they are going to be great sires.
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Welcome to the forum! That was a cool article! As there are many awesome horses in history, I did recognize the title as being, "Seven Great Horses Throughout History" (Not the seven greatest) - just seven of many, of course! :)
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