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Horses of America

Updated on February 5, 2014

Horses

There are many sites that speak about the Horses in America. But there are also sites that show what could happen to the horses that are not wanted especially the wild horses. But then there are alot of people in the world to this day that are horse lovers and try their best to help these beautiful animals both tame horses and wild horses alike. These magestic animals called horses have been around for a very long time, the very first one stood no taller then that of a small fox. But as time went on, so did the Horses, they grew in size and strength. But let's talk about the wild Horses that roam the plains and high plains deserts of America.

History of the Horse

The Modern Day Domesticated horse is spread throughout the world and among the most diverse creatures on the planet. In North America, the horse was part of the megafaunal extinctions at the end of the Pleistocene, but not, for some reason in Europe. Two wild subscecies survived until recently, the Tarpan and Przewalski's horse of which there are a few left today.

Horse History, especially the timing of the domestication of the horse, is still being debated, partly because the evidence for domestication itself is debatable. But interestingly, genetics seems to suggest a single event of domestication. Unlike other animals, criteria such as changes in body morphology (horses are extremely diverse) or the location of a particular horse outside of its "normal range" (horses are very widespread) are not useful in helping resolve the question.

Horse History and the Evidence for Horse Domestication: The earliest possible hints for domestication would be the presence of what appear to be a set of postmolds with lots of animal dung within the area defined by the posts, representing a horse pen. That evidence has been found at Krasni Yar in Kazakhstan, beginning about 5000 BC. The horses may have been kept for food and milk, rather than riding or load-bearing.

Accepted archaeological evidence of horseback riding includes bit wear on horse teeth-that has been found in the steppes east of the Ural mountains at Botai and Kozhai 1 in modern Kazakhstan, around 3500-3000 BC. The bit wear was only found on a few of the teeth in the archaeological assemblages, which might suggest that a few horses were ridden to hunt and collect wild horses for food and milk consumption. Finally, the earliest direct evidence of the use of horses as beasts of burden-in the form of drawings of horse-drawn chariots-is at about 2000 BC, in Mesopotamia.

Wild Horses

Wild Horses

As I was saying let's talk about the Wild Horses that roam open land. Wild Horses are the ones that made the west as we know it in the past. They are the history of America. Just think what it would be like to see a herd of wild horses running free, roaming where they wish and surviving off of their instincts. To the wild horses, everything was an enemy so they ran to survive, constantly moving from place to place while grazing. Wild horses are so majestic, the freedom they have to move where they can find water and grass to survive.

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American Quarter Horse

The American Quarter Horse is a horse of many talents, anywhere from a racing beauty to a working cattle horse, a stocky show horse to just a please riding horse. The American Quarter Horse is know for the quarter mile distance that it is able to run and the powerful build, muscular neck, deep chest, sloping shoulders, and a relatively small head with wide eyes and pointed ears (which are always alert). Its legs are muscular and firm; however, the American Quarter Horse's feet have been described as too small for the animal's size.

The History of the Quarter Horse

The Quarter Horse was first established back in the 1600s, the way that the Quarter Horse became what it is today is that the colonist bred English Thoroughbred horses with the native horses they came across. The most famous of the Quarter Horse is one called Janus, this beautiful Quarter Horse was brought to Virgina back in 1752, He was a small stout horse in build.

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Best Know Talents of Quarter Horses

The American Quarter Horse is best known today as a show horse, rodeo horse, and race horse, but is still considered a great all-around breed -- just as likely to round up your cattle as it is to win you a large purse in a quarter-mile race.

Horses of America

Which would be your favorite horse?

The Wild Mustang

The Wild Mustang

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    • Nighwalker LM 6 years ago

      The Wild Mustang because to me they represent freedom and strength

    The Quarter Horse

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      Thoroughbreds

      The Thoroughbred is know for their speed on a race track, many people have come to watch these majestic animals in action around the world. They have also been used in competitions such as hunter jumpers and cross country relays. The Thoroughbred is a very athletic horses. the first Thoroughbred was known as the English running horse it is a cross bred of imported Turkish and Arabian horse. They are also known as the fastest horse in the equine family, being able to run a long distance in a short time. Their coat colors come in many different colors and they can gave several different markings such as a blaze of what is called socks on their legs.

      The Thoroughbred

      They are sleek in built but are very muscular. They have the urge to run for that is what they are bred for. Alot of people now days have invested alot of their money in owning a thoroughbred for they are a very beautiful animal to watch in motion when it comes to running or jumping. They are known to reach 16 to 17 hands in height, weighing out about 1600 to 1700 lbs sometimes more. The sleeker the horse then better the runner they are.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Great selection of Horses of America! I live in America and I think the horses are beautiful. Horses of America are just unique.