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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 Fascinating History Of Taxidermied Horses

When my friend and fellow horse-loving writer Eliza McGraw mentioned she was writing a piece about taxidermied horses for the website Atlas…

4 years ago

Over the Fence: Horses in Art History

There’s not a horse in sight at the baseball tournament I’m at this week in Connecticut with my family, but…

4 years ago

Horses in History: Figure

Sometimes horse breeds are influenced by several prominent foundation stallions. One example is the Thoroughbred, for example, which was heavily…

4 years ago

Horses of History: Doc Bar

It’s not often that one animal can change the entire course of its breed - but that’s exactly what a…

4 years ago

Horses of History: *Raffles

Ninety years ago, in 1926, a little brown colt was born at Lady Wentworth’s Crabbet Arabian Stud in Sussex, England.…

4 years ago

A Brief History of the Arabian Horse

The Arabian horse embodies the history of nations and the growth of cultures, and has had an impact on nearly…

6 years ago

History of Equine Parasite Control

•  History of Parasite Control Reading Assignment: Take a look at some of the parasite control methods of the past…

8 years ago

Morgan horses and American history will be the subject of an upcoming documentary

As the first breed of horse to originate in the U.S., the Morgan’s history is linked to that of the…

8 years ago

History of Equine Parasite Control

This image from the May/June 1981 issue of Horse Illustrated shows a vet administering anthelmintic drugs via nasogastric tube. Veterinary…

8 years ago

National Cowgirl Museum Learning Program brings lesser-known U.S. history to life

The Fort Worth, Texas-based National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is bringing history to life for students across the…

9 years ago