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These amazing horses

People have lived side by side with such amazing and cute animals as horses for so long.
The horse to person was the assistant, a warrior, a friend
So many Proverbs, sayings, songs are permeated with love for these animals, it is in them that the attitude of the Russian man to the horse was reflected, which often lived on horseback, protecting his land from the encroachments of enemies.

In itself, the word “horse” is borrowed from the Turkic riders, in its original sound it is heard as “alosha”. Turkic peoples were. Most of the nomads and their camps were located in the South Russian steppes, which allowed them to come into contact with the Slavs, who mastered the territory of the Dnieper.

Such words, familiar almost everyone Russian man as “from”, “Mare”, “stud” have Slavic roots, and, often, they meet in many countries, expedited Slavic roots origin. The basis for the formation of numerous languages and dialects of the Slavs was the Indo-European proto-language.

At the present stage of development of society, it is hard to believe that the horse is the last animal that man tamed. This is evidenced by their name onwhich languages n peoples. The Hittites, who lived in the territory belonging to Asia Minor about 2000 years BC, called them “donkeys of the mountains”, the Egyptians – “donkeys of the East”. In Egypt horses were suggested by some scientists, through the tribe of the Hyksos, which supposedly brought these animals to this country. This tribe belonged to the territory located in the valley of the Nile river about 1600 years before. ad.

In the initial stages of horses were used in a purely military purposes of the war – the cavalry, harnessed them to the chariot. In contrast to the European knights, who fought mainly on the stallion, the Arabs carried out their raids only on mares. The fact that riding on mares is characterized by tranquility, this animal is not picky in food, besides they could sneak up, carrying a rider.

Until the invention of agriculture, the horse was not popular among the peoples that live in the forest, they were grown only for the sake of their meat. Scientists draw conclusions about the fact that some time the horses were open mass hunting, which almost led to their complete destruction, however, people came to their senses in time and took up breeding in captivity and domesticationthis animal. Only after the advent of agriculture, and processing of territories plow pushed the man to the fact that the horse can be used as draft power.

However, time goes on, life has changed, and the horse, to his great regret gone by the wayside, in our time, high technology and electronics, formed over the centuries, the relationship between man and horses interrupted. Horses do not play a significant role, concerned as it was before. However, with all the tragedy of the situation, there are places where you can see, communicate, and even more so to ride these cute animals – horses, get acquainted with these customs, habits. This place – equestrian sports club (KSK), where you can have a great vacation or weekend, to cultivate the qualities characteristic of the rider, take a walk on horseback, practice at the riding school.

Only visiting the stables (this is an amazing place) and feeling the unity with the horses can realize the meaning of the legend of the ancient Arabs, who honored these animals.

However, horses in our time is given a certain amount of attention. Communication with this animal provides emotional lift, and also allows you to cure a number of diseases of the musculoskeletal system – cerebral palsy.

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