Horses were once wild animals that roamed the plains on virtually all the continents. Humankind recognized the value in domesticating these majestic animals, primarily for personal transport.
In some nomadic cultures horses are revered to this day, particularly among the Mongolian people. These people literally live with the herd and will even make alcoholic beverages out of horse milk.
Over the years, horses were used in a variety of roles, from transport of goods, to military cavalry, mining and more.
On these pages, you will find information relating the history of horses and the way their destiny was shaped through being domesticated by humans. The website will also provide information on the role of horses in ancient armies all the way through to the First World War. A history of the wild Mustangs of the Americas is also provided, along with blog posts of how the Native Americans as well as the great explorers of the Wild West used horses to get them to their destinations.
Horses are still very much loved today and aside from those that keep them as riding companions, information will also be provided on the different types of horse breeds that are used in competition, ranging from show jumping to flat races and endurance racing.
They are also used as therapy animals for people, such as war veterans, that suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Horses are also used to help children with learning difficulties such as Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism. They are truly remarkable animals that have a lot of intelligence and although they are no longer needed for transport and muscle, horses still have a place by humans’ sides.