Horse – the millennial man’s best friend. And the first people who tamed them were our ancestors! Of course, in geography domestication horses can be include and Mongolia, and Kazakhstan, and southern Siberia.
But the main place is Ukraine! This is proved by archaeological finds: the excavations revealed that in the middle of the IV Millennium BC there were not only domesticated horses – there were horse breeders, seriously engaged in breeding these animals, and maybe breeding. 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