Study solves mystery of horse domestication

Horses pulling a carriage in Progovo, Kiev, Ukraine. Google image.

New research indicates that domestic horses originated in the steppes of modern-day Ukraine, southwest Russia and west Kazakhstan, mixing with local wild stocks as they spread throughout Europe and Asia. The research was published May 7, 2012, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). For several decades scientists puzzled over the origin… Continue reading Study solves mystery of horse domestication

Horses first domesticated 5,000 years ago

Associated Press Story By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer Published: Friday, March 6, 2009 12:31 PM EST WASHINGTON — Medieval knights, the warriors of Saladin, Roy Rogers and fans lining racetracks around the world all owe a debt to the Botai culture, residents of Central Asia who domesticated horses more than 5,000 years ago.… Continue reading Horses first domesticated 5,000 years ago