Watching horses race in all their glory in a real race course can indeed prove to be a pulsating experience for any horse loving fan. So, just putting it out there now, I love all breeds of horses. They are all beautiful, majestic creatures that deserve love and care. However, these breeds are very unique in their beauty, ranging from coat color to elegant gaits. Two of these breeds are also the oldest existing breeds in the world. Not only do you get to see a picture of them, but you also learn some history behind the breed as well. Its a win-win situation I think. BELGIAN HEAVY DRAFT HORSE – This breed is one of the most popular choices for working horses. All eyes were on Alydar and Affirmed as the 1978 Kentucky Derby loomed into view. The bigger of the two horses was the 6-5 favorite, but Affirmed got off to a strong start that propelled him to victory. Though he continued to be perceived as a bit of an underdog even in light of this success, with Eastern sportswriters calling his impressive performances a fluke, or perhaps the luck of a good start, he notched another victory – albeit a much closer one, in which Affirmed placed himself within firing range of Alydar’s famous (but, luckily, absent) finishing kick – at Preakness. I know unwanted horses are a major problem now. People are always trying to give me a free horse. I agree with some other posters that a quick death is preferable to the slow death of starvation. I think you and I are basically on the same page – at least we’re both concerned about the welfare of horses. Rundstedt’s only option now was to make the Allies pay in blood for every mile as their armies advanced into the heart of the Fatherland. He based his defensive plans on the thesis that the American and British armies were not going to maintain an even pressure along the whole front due to the length of their supply line. As the Western Allies experienced supply problems, both General George Patton and Bernard Montgomery fought over what fuel was available to mount their own spearhead into Germany. Due to Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower’s lack of decisive leadership, both Patton and Montgomery were forced to limit their offensive operations. Instead of giving one of his best generals the men and supplies they needed to mount a single massive spearhead, Eisenhower had become too pre-occupied with politics unable to make the correct decisions on the battlefield. His lack of judgement would give the German Army time to reinforce their positions along the West Wall in fall and winter 1944. Eisenhower’s lack of judgement would cost the Allies the blood of over one hundred thousand soldiers.