Ancient DNA points to origins of modern domestic horses

Genetic analysis shows that the ancestors of all modern horses lived in the Western Eurasian steppes more than 4,000 years ago. Via » QUOTE Archaeologists have used ancient DNA samples to identify the genetic homeland of modern horses, where the animals were first domesticated around 4,200 years ago. According to a study published in Nature on… Continue reading Ancient DNA points to origins of modern domestic horses

Canada — History Comes to Life: The Horse Drive of Harry Adair

Play brings story of Harry Adair to the stage this weekend CANADA -- The South Peace Regional Archives and the Friends of the SPRA Society will be putting on an event featuring an original play about the Horse Drive of Harry Adair at the Scenic Heights Community Grounds on Sunday afternoon. Charlie Penson, president of… Continue reading Canada — History Comes to Life: The Horse Drive of Harry Adair

Indian horses before Columbus

We were sent a link to this article, which we introduce to you below. It comes from the website. There are many scholarly and scientific theories on the origin and evolution of horses in North America. Which one do you rely on? According to most leading scholars in history, anthropology and geography, none of… Continue reading Indian horses before Columbus

The History of the Draft Horse

Belgian Draft Horses by PeachesRox.

A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open. ~GERALD RAFERTY A Giant of Labor The History of the Draft Horse by MARILYN WITT The draft horse is extremely powerful, with strong legs and a… Continue reading The History of the Draft Horse

People wear pants because of the Horse

Modern Day Equestrian Apparel 2012

Duke University evolutionary biologist Peter Turchin, writing about the proposed cultural evolution of pants, says, If we go back to the ‘Cradle of the Western Civilization,’ the Mediterranean region two thousand years ago, we will find that none of the civilized people there (notably the Greeks and the Romans, but also Phoenicians and Egyptians) wore… Continue reading People wear pants because of the Horse

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

Wild Horses: History Lesson

The Congress finds and declares that wild-free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West; that they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people; and that these horses and burros are fast disappearing from the American scene.… Continue reading Wild Horses: History Lesson