Cross-posted from the Day Press
J Edward “Ted” Chamberlin, a horse breeder and professor of comparative literature at the University of Toronto, has collected stories about horses for most of his life.
Even so, the author of Horse: How the Horse Changed Civilizations was hard-pressed to narrow down the list of horses that changed history to just five.
“Horses have shaped history since long before the invention of writing or the wheel. For humans, horses have been food, transport, instrument, symbol and inspiration.
“Perhaps the most important horse is the one who lives forever in a family’s memory — even if that horse is a television or movie horse,” he says.
Here are Chamberlin’s choices of five horses that changed history:
- Przewalski’s Horse
- The Arabian
- The Workhorse
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