HORSES – Horses have lived on earth for 55 million years
Up until the last 100 years, people have been testing horses’ courage to fight in wars, the horses’ stamina to clear the forests, their strength to work in the fields, their endurance to convey vital messages and carriages of people, mail and valuables over great distances; and testing their racing speed - history reveals that people have depended on the courage, stamina, strength, endurance and speed of horses over millennia.
Side by side, horses and humans share credit for progress in farming, mining, railroads, fire engines, forestry and police service. Without the work demanded from horses, it would have been much harder for Persians, Mongolian Hordes, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese both BC and AD, to even make war. We continue to be mesmerized by the rides of Xenophon, Julius Cesar, Genghis Khan and Napoleon.
Though underestimated, the horse is still celebrated and adored.
At the end of the day, we most appreciate the rides on our own beloved horses, and the close bonds of loyalty and friendship that we share. Horse and rider- united by our mutual passion for the perfect ride.