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Tag Archives: The Horse in Human History

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  • 18
    May

    2009

    The White Horse at Ebbsfleet

    A controversial giant statue of a White Horse by sculptor Max Wallinger is soon to be erected at the Ebbsfleet station in southern England, the UK’s new gateway to continental Europe for Eurostar high-speed...

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    May

    2009

    X. Efficient Equine Transport

    From Han China to the Industrial Era Pita Kelekna In the fourth millennium BC, yoke harnessing was originally designed for paired bovid draft. Also known as throat-and-girth, this mode of harnessing was...

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  • 4
    May

    2009

    IX. Rebel Horsemen of the Americas

    The ninth post in the series The Horse in Human History Gaucho from Argentina, 1868 (Wikipedia) The story of the Spanish conquest of the Americas is well known. In a hemisphere where the horse had been...

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  • 27
    Apr

    2009

    VIII. The Spanish Reconquista

    The eighth post in the series The Horse in Human History When Muslims invaded Iberia in the eighth century, they did not succeed in conquering the entire peninsula. In 718, Christian forces defeated the...

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  • 20
    Apr

    2009

    VII. The Horse in Mongol War, Hunt, and Peace

    Genghis Khan, from National Palace Museum in Taipei Post seven in her series on The Horse in Human History Orphaned early in life, the young Genghis was forced to scavenge as an outcast for survival on...

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  • 13
    Apr

    2009

    VI. Buzkashi and Polo

    The sixth post in The Horse in Human History blog series. The ritual sport of buzkashi has traditionally been played by steppe tribes with the carcass of a goat, calf, or sheep. Whereas nowadays this equestrian...

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  • 8
    Apr

    2009

    When were horses domesticated?

    A New York Times Editorial notes a new development in the long-raging debate over when horses were first domesticated, and, more tough to tell, ridden. Pita Kelekna sent this to me. She’s always...

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    Apr

    2009

    V. Islam’s Horses of the Desert

    The 5th Installment The Horse in Human History Blog Series Pita Kelekna In 331 BC, of course, Alexander daringly overthrew Achaemenid might; notwithstanding, hostilities between Greece and Persia were...

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