Horse holidays
Italy. July 2 and August 16 Every year, twice during the summer, the Palio Festival is held in Siena - horseback riding on the city streets and a small square…

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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…

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Horse in the middle ages
The refutation of the myth of the giant medieval "Warhorse". The education system perpetuated many myths about the Middle Ages. Among them - the fact that women had no rights,…

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North Africa

About evil horses

The evil horse is actually an exception in stables where horses are treated correctly and tenderly-an exception is quite rare. The vast majority of horses are made evil and acquire obstinate character from bad care and abuse, although, of course, there are exceptions, especially since the evil temperament can be transmitted and hereditary.

If not always, almost always, gentle, patient, and fair treatment can completely subdue the angry horse and an experienced horse owner sees in practice. Often have to change several times the groom to achieve a good result and to turn evil into good horse, but obviously there are also cases when neither force nor kindness can do nothing. Between the horses are not young, and especially between slojnye animals, evil, and capricious are more common. At all especially gentle and the late temperament rarely fits producer. Continue reading

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 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

Interesting about horses
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…

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Horse games
Alaman-Baiga (in Uzbekistan "Alaman-Poig") One of the oldest and most popular equestrian sports among the Kazakhs and Uzbeks. For the Kazakhs, this is a jump over rough terrain over a…

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Horse language
The horses communicate with each other mostly soundlessly: through facial expressions, posture and body movement. Between themselves differ not only in their smell, but also in their appearance. Movement of…

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What protects the horse's brain from overheating
It is known that at a temperature of about +40.5 * C the brain perishes. But at the same time the body temperature of the horse during the race reaches…

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