Taming the horse
Conflicting theories exist regarding the time and place of initial domestication. The earliest evidence of horse domestication comes from Central Asia around 4500 BC.
Archaeological evidence provided evidence that the horse was domesticated by 2000 BC.
Most of the “wild” horses today are actually wild horses, whose ancestors were domesticated, but they themselves were born and lived in the wild for several generations. Continue reading
It is known that at a temperature of about +40.5 * C the brain perishes.
But at the same time the body temperature of the horse during the race reaches 45-46 * C.
How so? Animals capable of rapid movement usually have an extensive network of arteries that cools the blood warmed by the load before it enters the brain. However, the horse does not have such a device. What protects the horse’s brain? Continue reading