Category Archives: History of Horse

History of the Horse – Blog 22 – Christmas Gifts!

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History of the Horse – Part 22 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 22 Christmas Gifts for your Horse! For quite a few Blogs now I have had the feeling that I should be more positive about the History of our …

History of the Horse – Blog 21 – Our Times 10

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History of the Horse – Part 10 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 10 Our times 10: We have now looked at the significance of the relationship between horses and humans over the last Blogs – how it is or how …

History of the Horse – Blog 20 – Our Times 9

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History of the Horse – Part 20 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 20 Our Times 9 In the last Blogs (starting with Blog 17) we looked at the economic influence that the horse industry in general has today, culminating with the …

History of the Horse – Blog 19 – Our Times 8

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History of the Horse – Part 19 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 19 Our Times 8 Pro or contra horse racing? I already stated in the last Blog that I am personally not a friend of racing. Horses are rarely …

History of the Horse – Blog 18 – Our Times 7

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History of the Horse – Part 18 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 18 Our Times 7 In the last Blog we started looking at the equestrian industry in terms of economics – and found that it is quite important in terms …

History of the Horse – Blog 17 – Our times 6

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History of the Horse – Blog 17 Geschichte des Pferdes – Blog 17  Our times 6 – Some Statistics Unser Zeitalter -etwas Statistik We are getting to the end of our History of the Horses. We have killed them in wars, …

History of the Horse – Blog 16 – Our Times 5

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History of the Horse – Part 16 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 16 We saw in the last Blog that horses had to share the miseries of humans in war as well as in their working environment. Another thing we …

History of the Horse – Blog 15 – Our Times 4

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History of the Horse – Part 15 – Our Times 4 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 15 – Unser Zeitalter Life as a working horse: War is certainly the most terrible thing that humans ever inflicted on horses (and on themselves, …

History of the Horse – Blog 14 – Our Times 3

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History of the Horse – Part 14 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 14 In the last Blog we looked at the situation of horses during the First World War – and I find the topic so depressing that the going …

History of the Horse – Blog 13 – Our Times 2

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History of the Horse – Part 13 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 13 Our times 2 In the last Blog we looked at the types of horses used for warfare. Regardless what function they would be used for, whether pulling equipment …

History of the Horse – Blog 12 – Our Times 1

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History of the Horse – Part 12 – Our Times 1 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 12 – Unser Zeitalter 1 We have almost arrived in the present!  We saw in the last Blog that at the end of the Ice Age there was …

History of the Horse – Blog 11 – Holocene

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History of the Horse – Part 11  Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 11 Holocene The period, which started about 10,000 years ago, is called Holocene. It comprises the end of last major glacial epoch as already since about 16,000 years ago there was a …

History of the Horse – Blog 10 – Pleistocene

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History of the Horse – Part 10 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 10  Pleistocene We have arrived in the Pleistocene – which started about 2 million years ago and lasted 1 million years. We mentioned in the last Blog that the …

History of the Horse – Blog 09 – Pliocene 2

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History of the Horse – Part 09  Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 09 Pliocene 2   The animals: Many of the animal species just carried over from the Miocene. The largest ones were the mastodons and giraffes. The first real pigs …

History of the Horse – Blog 08 – Pliocene 1

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History of the Horse – Part 08  Geschichte des Pferdes  – Teil 08 Pliocene 1 During the Miocene, which lasted about 17.7 million years, we saw great changes in the geography (all those mountain ranges!) as well as in  our primeval horses – …

History of the Horse – Blog 07 – Miocene 2

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History of the Horse – Part 07  Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 07  Miocene 2 At the end of the last Blog we showed how the anatomy of the horses’ legs started to change. Now they had to search for food in …

History of the Horse – Blog 06 – Miocene 1

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History of the Horse – Part 06 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 06 The Miocene : At the end of the last Blog we saw that during the Oligocene Miohippus was the star of the development in North America – while all …

History of the Horse – Blog 05 – Oligocene

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History of the Horse –  Part 5 Geschichte des Pferdes –   Teil 5 In the last 4 Blogs we saw that the development of the very first horse-like animals on our planet began 56 million years ago, in an …

History of the Horse – Blog 04 – Eocene 4

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History of the Horse – Eocene 4 – Part 4 Geschichte des Pferdes – Eozän 4 – Teil 4 Up to now we had in the Eocene an even temperature of about 35 ° C (95° F) around the whole globe …

History of the Horse – Blog 03 – Eocene 3

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The Eocene era – Part 3 Das Eozän – Teil 3 We heard in the last Blog that the climate on our planet was tropical and the animal world quite exotic in the middle of the Eocene era, which is about …

History of the Horse – Blog 02 – Eocene 2

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History of the Horse – The Eocene era – Part 2 Die Geschichte des Pferdes – Das Eozän – Teil 2 At the end of the last Blog we asked ourselves what was so special about the beginning of the …

History of the Horse – Blog 01 – Eocene 1

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History of the Horse – The Eocene era – Part 1 Die Geschichte des Pferdes  – Das Eozän – Teil 1 In this series I want to make the history of the development of the species horse come to life …