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  Horse - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The most common date of domestication of the horse and its first use as a means of transport is circa 2000 BC.
Cannon - Resembles the shin of the horse.
The Arabian horses, whether originating on the Arabian peninsula or from the European studs (breeding establishments) of the 18th and 19th centuries, gained the title of "hotbloods", for their fiery temperaments.
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 Horse - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Horses have long been among the most economically important domesticated animals; although their importance has declined with mechanization, they are still found worldwide, fitting into human lives in various ways.
Horse evolution was characterised by a reduction in the number of toes, from five per foot, to three per foot, to only one toe per foot (late Miocene 5.3 million years ago); essentially, the animal was standing on tiptoe.
Horse breeds with additional gaits include the Tennessee Walking Horse with its running walk, the American Saddlebred with its "slow gait" and rack, the Paso Fino horse with the paso corto and paso largo, Icelandic horse which are known for the tölt, and the Rocky Mountain Horse with its smooth, even four-beat gait.
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 Domestication of the horse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For horses, the data led to the hypothesis that horses were domesticated in one small area, perhaps around 4600 BC on the grassland steppes of Eurasia.
A horse could easily have been lead by fastening a bit between its teeth that was connected to a leash, and conveying it to pull a primitive plow.
Ancient or early-domesticated horses were relatively small by modern standards, perhaps 12.2 to 14.2 hands high (see horse for explanation of hands) or 1.27 to 1.47 meters, measured at the shoulder.
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 Equiworld - Equestrian Information - domestication of the horse - horses and ponies on the internet
Horses were first domesticated as draft animals on the Eurasian Steppes in the Near East between 4500 and 2500 B.C. It was at this time the people of that area adopted a nomadic way of life.
The Byerly Turk, the Darley Arabian, and the Godolphin Barb are the foundation sires of Thoroughbred horses.
Justin Morgan, the foundation sire of the Morgan horse breed, was a descendant of the Byerly Turk.
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 Horse
Berkeley Horse The Berkeley Horse is a 1828.
Friesian horse The Friesian horse is a breed of horse from armour.
Waler horse The Waler is an Arab) and the Timor pony.
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 Horse - Gurupedia
Horse meat has a slightly sweet taste that some find distasteful, but that can be disguised with seasoning and spices.
Horses are still used for work, in the form of mounted police, a mainstay of riot control.
That means that horses must be taught to neck rein, that is, to respond to light pressure of the slack rein against the horse's neck.
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 Horse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though horses may have been domesticated in one isolated locale in 4500 BC, the unequivocal date of (1) domestication and (2) use as a means of transport dates to no earlier than circa 2000 BC, evidenced by the Sintashta chariot burials (see Domestication of the horse).
Palomino-chesnut horse that has one cream dilute gene that turns the horse to a golden, yellow, or tan shade with a flaxen (white) mane and tail.
Horse professionals state these practices are not cruel and are unavoidable with modern horse ownership, and deny their views are influenced by the money they make.
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 The Domestication of the Horse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Horses had adapted over time to be quite efficient and athletic though; making it hard for humans to hunt and kill the animal.
Until recently, it was believed that people first started riding horses for pleasure; however, it has been discovered that with the domestication of the horse came the establishment of a good horseman.
It is not known why all of the horse in America perished, but it is known that the domesticated horse brought in by the Spainards became a central factor in the settlement of the continent.
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 Horse at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Horse was commonly eaten in many countries in pre-Christian Europe, but not in Islamic or Jewish countries, since under Mosaic Law, horse meat is unclean because the horse is not cloven-hoofed or cud-chewing.
Horse meat is used in several traditional recipes of salami and in Kazakhstan it's used in hazy (horse sausage).
The Arabian horses, whether originating on the Saudi peninsula or from the European studs (breeding establishments) of the 18th and 19th century, are termed "hotbloods", for their fiery temperaments.
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 Domestication of the horse Summary
For horses, the data led to the hypothesis that horses were domesticated in one small area on the grassland steppes of Eurasia, perhaps around 4600 BC.
Part of this debate is driven by whether the domestication of the horse or the invention of the wheel occurred first.
A horse could have been led by fastening a bit between its teeth that was connected to a leash, and leading it while pulling a primitive wagon or plow.
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In the ancient civilizations the horse was used primarily as a harness animal for almost 1,000 years, from the early second millennium BC to the early first millennium BC Equine draft was preceded by and modeled after a draft system developed for oxen, which was not particularly well-adapted to equine anatomy.
Horse and Rider: No Mean Feat The fact that the early horse was a relatively small animal, probably not exceeding 12 hands in height, has long been put forth as a reason for the late development of horseback riding in the Near East.
The importance of the horse to the Scythians is evidenced by the many artifacts with a horse motif recovered from their burial mounds.
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 Horse :: Web Articles ::
The Horse (Equus caballus) is a sizeable ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus.
The Arabian horses, whether originating on the Arabian peninsula or from the European studs (breeding establishments) of the 18th and 19th centuries, gained the title of "hotbloods", for their fiery temperaments.
For roping calves, the horse learns to pull back against the calf, which falls to the ground, while the cowboy dismounts and ties the calf's feet together so that he can be brand it, treat it for disease, and so on.
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 Horse Sounds
It has been important for transportation; to ride on, or for pulling a chariot, carriage, horse-drawn boat, stagecoach, tram, etc.; also as plough horse, etc. as well as food; see also domestication of the horse.
Until the mid 20th century, the horse was used heavily in warfare.
By natural selection, the toes of early horse ancestors reduced to the single central toe which forms the hoof of the modern equine.
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 The Domestication of the Horse
Horses could have been used to pull the weighty mammoth bones to the locations where mammothbone houses were built.
This domestication would have led quickly to the mammoth's extinction, because packaderms have poor eyesight and hunters easily invade to the center of wild herds on the backs of their domesticated mammoth.
Horses also could have been ridden into mammoth herds, or to chase an isolated mammoth until it was exhausted.
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 Domestication Of The Horse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Domestication also determines the horse's heredity, as most horses are the result of planned breedings.
Thomas begins by discussing the horse’s evolutionary development over the years, and discusses the problems that domestication has caused, not only with...
With the domestication of horses, we have imposed the need to house large numbers of...
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 History and Domestication of the Horse
China saw the first domestication of the horse around 2300 BC during the period of the Lungshan.
The horse became the primary vehicle for warfare and hunting, as this was a time of religious wars and barbarian assault.
Horses were an important part of the migration west, pulling man and his supplies across the large expanse of land.
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 Akhal-Teke Horse Breeed Spotlight
Directly descended from the wild steppe horse, the Turkoman or Turkmene is the legendary horse from Fergana and Bactria where it was called the Bactrian or Turanian horse and used by the great leaders Darius and Alexander.
In Chinese legends he was known as "the Heavenly Horse" and the "horse that sweats blood" and the Han Chinese felt it well worth 80,000 soldiers to obtain only 20 of these horses, such was their reputation.
For three millennia, the Turkmen bred their horses to be part of their families; to live tied to the tent; to be ridden in search of a living; to be a young bride-to-be's means of testing a would-be suitor; to be fed by hand by the entire family, and counted as the family's wealth.
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 Domestication: A Cooperative Venture? Page 2
Where the horse is concerned, the influence of this social structure is, perhaps, the chief reason for its inclination to serve as the compliant helpmate of human beings.
The physiological supremacy of the horse is not overlooked by persons advancing more secular theories to explain his domestic status.
A Hungarian researcher reported that the earliest domesticated horse remains (found at the settlement of Dereivka, a Ukrainian village) date back to 3500 B.C. Unfortunately, this writer acknowledges, it is impossible to determine whether the horse was a meat animal or a beast of burden at that time.
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 New evidence of early horse domestication
Modern horse manure is rich in phosphorous, potassium, and especially nitrogen, compared to undisturbed soils.
Horses allowed the Botai to build large perennial villages with, in one case, hundreds of homes.
Because they were domesticated, the horses supplied meat year-round and vitamin-rich mare's milk from spring through fall.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2006-10/gsoa-neo102306.php   (846 words)

  
 ThinkQuest Competition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Horses have been part of human transport for thousands of years, but scholars do not know if horses were first used for riding or for pulling vehicles.
Ancient horses were relatively small by modern standards, which leads some scholars to believe that humans were not be able to ride them easily and instead harnessed them for pulling vehicles.
Although wild horses are portrayed in cave paintings that date to 30,000 BC, it is believed that horses were only hunted at that time, and not yet used for transport.
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 Domestication of Animals/Horse History - The ULTIMATE Horse Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Here is a table showing roughly when and where some common domestic animals were first tamed.
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 Indo-European Culture
But the introduction of stockbreeding, and the domestication of the horse, permitted the exploitation of the open steppe.
Their style was pastoral, not sedentary, stressing stock-breeding, not agriculture; and even though they had not yet mastered the warrior's mount, the horse they were adequately mobile with oxen carts and could readily surprise and overwhelm a sleeping town.
"Horse domestication may have taken place in the area between the eastern Ukraine and the northern Kazakhstan around 5000B.C. or earlier, most likely at forest edges and close to rivers whose basins were also forested.
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 Domestication of the horse - Information
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The horse may have been domesticated in one isolated locale in 4500 BC.
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 McDonald Institute:  Prehistoric steppe adaptation and the horse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The domestication of the horse was one of the most significant events in the development of human societies, ushering in new modes transport and warfare and generating social and political change.
This volume seeks to examine the origins of horse husbandry and pastoralism — especially nomadic pastoralism — in the Eurasian steppe.
The issues surrounding the domestication of the horse are set firmly within the broader context of steppe ecology and human subsistence, and with the development of pastoral economies across this crucial geographical zone.
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 ScienceDaily: New Evidence Of Early Horse Domestication
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Science Daily — Soil from a Copper Age site in northern Kazakhstan has yielded new evidence for domesticated horses up to 5,600 years ago.
Horse Antibodies Against The Bird Flu Virus H5N1 Are Effective As Treatment In Mice
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 New Evidence of Early Horse Domestication - TheHorse.com
New Evidence of Early Horse Domestication - TheHorse.com
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The discovery, consisting of phosphorus-enriched soils inside what appear to be the remains of horse corrals beside pit houses,...
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An article describing the Neolithic origins of the domesticated horse.
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