Horses in antiquity
Cavalry of antiquity If you ask, where for the first time it occurred to a man to climb onto the horse’s back, everyone will respond without hesitation, in the Great…

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Horse teeth, determining the age of the horse
Horses, as you know, herbivorous animals, theoretically they had the whole day to eat the grass - a coarse plant food They chew, making circular movements of the lower jaw.…

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The story of a horse
History horse begins 65 million years (early Eocene) ago With a small, like a small dog Eohippus, or hyracoteria, with a flexible arched spine and a long tail. This animal…

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Monthly Archives: July 2018

The role of horses in human life

It is difficult to overestimate the importance of horses in the development of human society over the past 5,000 years
In human life, it played a more important role than any other domesticated animal. Shortly after the domestication revealed the true nature of the horse – it has become indispensable in the field, in transport, in war. Previously, horses had to work not only on land but also under the ground. It was usually a pony.

In England alone, there were nearly 16,000 of these trouble-free workers. About 3000 hours a year dragged a small horse heavily loaded trolley, carrying up to 3000 tons per year and overcoming almost 5000 km. For this work, they preferred to use small Shetland island ponies, because they could carry cargo 20 times more than their own weight. Continue reading

More about riding in harness

It is unlikely we will be mistaken if we assume that the carts already existed for 2000 years BC Already ancient Persians drove the fours in a four-wheeled covered wagon. In the same carriage was transported the body of Alexander the Great from Alexandria to Babylon in 323 BC.

The Greeks already had carts in the so-called Heroic era. This is evident from many verses of Hellas (eg. song 5 St. 720 or song 24 St. 322-326).

The harness consisted apparently of a yoke, chest strap, girth, bridle and reins. Both the harness and the carts were very luxuriously decorated. So the battle chariot in which Darius III participated in the battle of Issus (333 BC) was decorated with gold and silver works of the best masters of the time. Continue reading

Stray horses
There are times when the horses move away from home and it seems that they do not belong to anyone and no one needs. There can be many reasons. The…

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Year of the horse - preparing for the new year!
This year it is necessary to devote time to General cleaning on December 31, and especially plumbing: there is a belief that with leaking water from the taps from the…

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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…

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Horse bike
Do not reinvent the wheel, everything has been invented a long time ago - skeptics told him, but Yevgeny Mikhailov, a resident of the “Quiet” Kuban stanitsa, developed a new…

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