Horses and Humans

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The bond we have with horses is quite unique. In today’s blog post we’re going to explore how that came about.

The First Horse Riders

Around 40,000 years ago in Europe, humans first came into contact with horses. Initially we hunted them for food, but at some point around 5000 years ago humans began domesticating horses. The first ones to do so may have been the Botai people of Central Asia. There is some archaeological evidence to suggest that they had built corrals for horses at a site known as Krasnyi Yar.

By the time 1500 BC rolled around, humans were well versed in horse riding.

The evidence suggests that we first used horses for food and then later formed a bond with them and started using them for transport and work purposes.

Horses revolutionised human society, and were still commonly in use for transport up until the automobile’s popularisation in the early 20th century.

They were used as mounts in battles including WWI.

Today, horses are mainly used for racing and sports, and are still used for transport in some areas. We treasure the companionship and help of these intelligent and gentle animals. Here at East Coast Horse Transport, we hope you’ve enjoyed today’s blog.

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