• Anything Equine,  Equestrian topic

    THE SPANISH HORSES

    North American Wild Horses photo by Rennett Stowe used with permission by Creative Commons license Thunderous hooves powered by the ‘gifts of the gods’, a balanced, well-built body, a large heart, excellent lungs, intuitive sentience, inner will, a highly efficient metabolism, and lively, elastic sinews. They lived in the highest esteem for themselves, taunting and provoking the jealousy of man. Imagine what it must have been like to see a horse, let alone ride a horse like that in the wild country, to feel with your own senses, a horse that was so mentally keen, so physically agile, that it seemed supernatural. This horse would be making hundreds, perhaps thousands…

  • Anything Equine,  Equestrian topic

    Horses of Central Asia

    Some say horses were domesticated four thousand years ago, some say eight. Maybe it’s more. Whatever the actual case may be, horses were no longer responsible for their own lives. As soon as the horse transitioned from a food source he served as a useful tool…primarily to further the objectives of human beings. It didn’t take long for people to exploit their new advantage to the fullest.   The Sythians, Parthians and the Huns “You could smell them coming, it was said, even before you heard the thunder of their hooves. But by then it was too late. Within seconds came the first murderous torrent of arrows, blotting out the…