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Horse History

Many of humankind’s triumphs across time involve horses. Learn more about the history of horses with Horse Illustrated and Young Rider magazines. Our articles include more about how breeds developed and became the breed that we see today at various breed shows, the history of horse with man, and more. After all, the horse has come a long way since the days when he was a small mammal the size of a dog to the large single-toed people-carrying being he is today. And with 6,000 year of domestication, there’s a lot of historical events and relevance to explore with Horse Illustrated amazing writers.

The Rocky Mountain Horse

Smooth gaits, a sweet temperament and a uniquely American history: All these characteristics belong to a special equine breed known…

8 months ago

Stock Horse Breed Specialization

Although some breeds have always been known as specialists, several decades ago, it was easy enough to find one horse…

8 months ago

Meet the Incredible Lipizzan Horse

During Medieval times, a horse’s main job was to carry men into battle during wartime and to pull carriages during…

8 months ago

Brooke USA: Welfare for Working Horses

A Pakistani man pours jet-black lumps of coal into oversized sacks strapped to the back of his little white donkey…

9 months ago

Morgan Horse Ambassadors at UVM

The small town of Weybridge, Vt., is home to a scenic gem for horse lovers and history buffs alike. Known…

9 months ago

The Enduring Arabian

When it comes to equine history, many believe you can’t go further back than the Arabian horse. For centuries, the…

9 months ago

Ride the Pony Express Trail

From April 1860 to October 1861, hundreds of young men rode relays between Sacramento, Calif., and St. Joseph, Mo., delivering…

9 months ago

Saving Endangered Horse Breeds

Without horses, we would not have the America we know today. This is not at all exaggeration. Without the horses,…

10 months ago

Berber Horses of Morocco

The story of the Berber horses of Morocco is inseparably connected with the Atlas Mountains and its residents. As long…

1 year ago

Breed Portrait: Akhal-Teke

Imagine a horse that can live with little forage in a dune-swept desert where cobras hide in the scrub brush…

1 year ago