Giving thanks for horses

Two quotes from poems of thanks, one by the celebrated poet Robert Duncan which many of you know, and one by our staff. Happy Thanksgiving. by ROBERT DUNCAN “Where in this wide world can men find nobility without pride, Friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is laced with power and strength… Continue reading Giving thanks for horses

The Horse and Civilization tees are back

Back by popular demand — "The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse" tees. Besides being beautiful featuring unique artistry created just for The Horse Fund, here is what wearing this design with pride will remind folks: For 5000 years the horse has been an ever present ally in war and… Continue reading The Horse and Civilization tees are back

Commemorate the contribution horses have made to civilization with us

The Egyptians didn't invent the horse-drawn chariot-most historians think that the Mesopotamians were the first to build the two-wheeled carts, and it was the conquering Hyksos who brought them to Egypt around 1600 B.C. – but they were the first to make the vehicles into efficient war machines.

Horses were first domesticated in around 3500 BC, probably on the steppes of southern Russia and Kazakhstan, and introduced to the Ancient Near East in about 2300 BC. Before this time, people used donkeys as draught animals and beasts of burden. The adoption of the horse was one of the single most important discoveries for… Continue reading Commemorate the contribution horses have made to civilization with us

Horse Fund launches “What civilization owes the horse” t-shirt campaign

Bonfire Horses and Civilization T-Shirt Campaign.

Updated 11/06/2016 RELAUNCHED CAMPAIGN! ENDS TUESDAY DECEMBER 6TH "The history of mankind is carried on the back of a horse." We have long been inspired by this quote and have turned it into a t-shirt campaign to raise awareness about the relevance to mankind of the domestication of the horse. Nigel Tallis of the British… Continue reading Horse Fund launches “What civilization owes the horse” t-shirt campaign