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
For many centuries horses of the don breed
On donchaks Russian soldiers under the leadership of the famous commander A. V. Suvorov made the famous transition through the Alps. The dons fought valiantly during the Patriotic war of 1812 ataman Platov Cossacks against Napoleon’s troops.
There is still the Karabakh Azerbaijani, Uzbek carbary, Carpathian Hutsul horses, Tajik locity,- all not to enumerate. Continue reading
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