The gradual development of society was accompanied by domestication of a variety of animals.
The word “horse” Eastern Slavs adopted from Turkic riders, it sounded like “alosha”. Turkic tribes roamed in the South-Russian steppes and were in close contact with the Slavs of the Dnieper. The words “horse” , “Mare” ,”stallion” pure Slavic origin, they are found in many languages of the Slavic peoples and its roots date back to the Indo-European proto-language. Continue reading
Among domestic animals, a horse occupies a special place: no other quadruped, even a dog, was honored with so many poems and short stories, was not depicted so many times in sculpture and painting canvases, none took such a strong and honorable place in folklore.
Horses appeared on Earth long before humans. By the time the prehistoric man began to inhabit the caves, the horse has existed on Earth for about a million years.
There are many breeds of horses, differing from each other in color, size, temper and article. All modern horses evolved from three main prehistoric types: the Eastern wild horse (Przhevalsky), the extinct forest horse, and the southern Russian steppe horse (tarpan). Przewalski’s horse still lives and walks in the wild. Continue reading