A Timeline of Horse Domestication and Use:


Though the modern horse has been around for millions of years, the relationship between humans and horses is only about 25,000 years old.  From the first appearance of cave paintings it took over 10,000 years for people to start using them for pulling and for riding. Once we realized the horse’s potential we started using them for everything:  from fighting wars to having fun and from running messages to farming,  horses played a crucial role in our history. People loved and needed horses so much that wars were started over them and some civilizations made gods out of them.

Horses became such a large part of our history that it is impossible to discuss all of it.  To help you get started in exploring we have created a short version that touches on some of the key events in our history.



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