Devotion and mind of horses is legendary, and for good reason. So there is something in these animals that does not fit into the usual ideas.
According to legend, the favorite horse of Alexander the great nine times saved his life. After one of the battles with the Indians, Bucephalus died from the strain, and in the place where he fell the horse, Alexander founded the city of Bucephalus.
Best warlord Genghis Khan Subudai owned a marvelous horse Sarasou. It was said that the horse could understand everything said to him, and supposedly before the fight Subudai always consulted with horse, how to lead the attack. Continue reading
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 Steppe. And wrong.
The first mentions of horsemen are not connected with the nomadic peoples of Eurasia, but with the Assyrian army. In the X century BC, when the nomadic cattle breeding in the Eurasian steppes was still in its infancy, the Assyrians, taking into account the lack of patency of the chariots, invented to use the soldiers, who were directly on the backs of horses, to chase the enemy and reconnaissance. Continue reading