It has provided recreation in the form of jousts, tournaments, carousels, and the sport of riding.

Domestic horses gone wild, such as the mustangs of western , tend to revert to those primitive features under random mating: they generally are somewhat taller (about 15 hands), are usually gray, dun, or brownish in colour, and move in herds led by a stallion.

The horse’s general form is characteristic of an pivot on pulley-like joints that restrict movement to the fore and aft, the limbs are levered to muscle masses in such a way as to provide the most efficient use of energy, and the compact body is supported permanently on the tips of the toes, allowing fuller extension of the limbs in running.

Horse bones and were kept for breeding purposes only.

Geldings were used for work and as ladies’ riding horses.

Many early human cultures were centred on possession of the horse.

Superstition read meaning into the colours of the horse, and a horse’s head suspended near a grave or sanctuary or on the gables of a house conferred supernatural powers on the place.Greek mythology created the The horse in life has served its master in travels, wars, and labours and in death has provided many commodities.Long before their domestication, horses were hunted by primitive tribes for their flesh, and horsemeat is still consumed by people in parts of Europe and in Iceland and is the basis of many pet foods.There is a dilution (or lightening) —called silver or silver dapple—that mainly influences the dark colours of the coat.Chestnut is similar to bay but with none of the bay’s black overtones. The palomino horse runs from cream to bronze, with a flaxen or silvery mane and tail. It is supposed that the horse was first used by a tribe of Indo-European origin that lived in the steppes north of the chain of mountains adjacent to the Black and Caspian seas.