Horses
Introduction

They gallop and trot, whinny and neigh, capturing our imagination — and our hearts. Indeed, horses are said to have done more to change human history than any other domestic animal, once upon a time carrying explorers to new frontiers and mighty armies to great conquests.

Though their glory days may be in the past, these hoofed creatures continue to enthrall us, as the NATURE program HORSES demonstrates in sparkling detail. From the steppes of Mongolia, where children race at breakneck speeds perched on stallions ten times their size, to the fields of Georgia, where people confined to wheelchairs find new freedom in the saddle, HORSES highlights the many roles played by this multi-talented beast of burden. There are also rare glimpses of the world’s most endangered horse, and an inside look at the art of the horse whisperers, the trainers who through their gentle touch can transform a wild bucking bronco into a stately show horse.

But the star of the show is the animal that scientists call Equus caballus, the modern horse species that includes everything from miniature Shetland ponies to massive draft horses able to pull astounding loads. The horse we know today, however, evolved from an ancestor that was quite different.

More than 50 million years ago, a small fox-sized animal crept through the forests of North America, browsing on fruit and leaves. Its arched-back body was only about a foot high at the shoulder, and a long tail and short-snouted head probably gave it a distinctly dog-like look. In fact, its feet sported pads like a dog’s, except each toe ended in a tiny hoof instead of a claw. Interestingly, in modern horses, one toe has become the hoof, and the others remain as vestigial bumps higher up the leg.

When fossil hunters first discovered the bones of this creature a century ago, they named it Eohippus — “the dawn horse” — and believed it was the first link in an evolutionary chain that led directly to today’s horse. Indeed, many museums and textbooks still have displays and pictures showing this neat, predictable progression, with horses gradually getting larger, shifting from many toes to modern hooves, and gaining longer teeth able to grind down tough prairie grasses.

These days, however, researchers have a far more complex picture of horse evolution — and they have given the dawn horse a much less colorful name. While they agree that today’s horse probably arose from that smaller ancestor, the path was by no means direct. Instead, paleontologists have uncovered fossils that show that horse ancestors varied in size: some large early horses gave way later to smaller ones. They also discovered that some lines of horse-like animals alternated between many and few toes over time. In addition, some proto-horses once thought to be direct forefathers of the modern animals were revealed to be distantly related cousins — just one dead-end branch on a bushy family tree.

One branch, however, kept growing. About a million years ago, it produced an array of small pony-sized animals that galloped across ancient plains around the world in large herds. They probably behaved much as today’s wild horses do, using their flowing tails as remarkably accurate fly swatters and signal flags, and snorting the air for the smell of enemies and the scent of food.

Less than 10,000 years ago, however, many of these horse-like species became extinct, along with other browsing animals such as mammoths. Climate changes and over-hunting by humans may have been to blame, but no one knows for sure. The only survivors were horses in Asia and several zebras. In North America, however, horses were wiped out.

So where did the modern horses come from, the ones that spawned America’s cowboy myth? Historians believe that Spanish explorers brought the animals with them on their voyages to the New World in the 1500s. Let loose upon the land, they soon reclaimed the prairies that had once been theirs alone, producing vast herds of wild horses.

Even today, as HORSES shows, tens of thousands of wild horses roam the American West. To prevent the herds from destroying their habitat, the U.S. government captures hundreds each year and puts them up for adoption. For some of the proud new owners, the chance to ride a wild-born horse is a dream come true — and the continuation of an age-old relationship that has made the horse one of our most revered and fascinating animal partners.

Online content for Horses was originally posted November 1999.

  • Jessie

    WOW! I really think this is interesting and very informative. Thank, I din’t know many of the things mentioned, thanks again!!!

  • Kinsey

    I love wild horses becuse they are pretty horses and i like there manes and tails

  • mimi

    i love horses because they are so beutiful and nice

  • Todger

    I LOVE HORSES TODGERS

  • ANGELA

    HELLO I LOV HORES I HAVE A STUD HIS NAME IS MR.ED LOL
    ~~~~~~~~~~~COUNTRY GIRL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • Karrington

    hey i love horse she is a phillie it’s a girl and she is pregant im about to have a nother horse exept it’s gona be a baby duh!

  • mimi

    i have 54 horses and half of them our wild

  • amy

    I LOVE HORSES!

  • Bella Hauck

    Horses are the best!!!! I love horses!!!! They are the best thing I have ever thought of!!!!!! I can not wait till I get a horse. It will be the best time I ever ever had! Did you know that a filly is a baby female horse and a foal is a male horse.

    Bella

  • Atefeh Mohammadi

    i love horses!!!!they are cool thanks i learnt lots about them bye ceya

  • amy huaks

    i love horses they r the best creatures on earth…they r soo cool !!! thnx i learned everything and i got wat i needed…thnx agn !

  • mohamad

    wow…i didnt think abt horses aloot but wen i read this… it sooo awesome thanks alooot i love horses !!!!!

  • mimo

    i hv 55 horses in my farm…half of them r wild but they r sooo coooool btw…wild horses r more bueatiful than the normal horses ! :P

  • bella tsunami

    i hate horses they r sooo yuckyy they always play wid mud like PIGS !!!! i hate them they r soo silly wats wrong wid u pple ??!!!! eeeewwww

  • unkown

    donkeys r btr than horses

  • Harley Rowell

    No, they are not I think that Horses are the best animals in the world!!!!

  • nora

    I agree. horses rock!!!!! they are like me and my friend Molly’s life. we wouldn’t know what to do without them! What about you peoples?

  • Ban jonson

    Nice Article Post !!!

  • shea

    i love riding my horse lucky. and horses are my favorite animal. my favorite horse is the great stallion.

  • Ban jonson

    Very Nice Article Post !!!

  • kendra

    horses are nice.

  • tiana

    i like the information that is given but i think u need more info about the horses and their climate,food sources and more thank you so much

  • Shaylyn

    I like information that is given but i think you need some more like what do they eat,how old can they live sources like that

  • Tiffany

    I have 3 horses 2 are Mayers and 1 that is just a solid Black and the Black horse is wild and i would like to brake it….. Would you please give me Information about it…..

  • jerenikia smith

    I Love horses with all my herat how about you

  • susie

    horses are awesome!! take from the redneck!!!

  • Skittles

    OMG u guys all rock i mean who doseint like horses i love them so much and plan to get a buckskin

  • Arianna Bos

    I think horses are amazing i am doing a class newspaper and this is a great info. for it.Im 9 and i have 2 horses ,a palimino and a morgan COWGIRL!!!!!!

  • shay Holton

    i lovvvvvvvvvve horses!! i love to ride them! they’re sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cooooooool!!!!!!!!

  • Adrienne

    I love horses more than anybody on here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Treenie

    I LOVE HORSES!!! My grandparents rescue them http://www.doxyshorserecovery.org I help out and i have 2 of my own!

  • Sammy

    Horses r so cool i have 2!!!!!!1

  • Shelbi

    I have 3 paint horses!! I am homed schooled just so i can ride them every day all day long. THeir names are triXI BELLA AND WILLIE! I LOVE HORSES!!!

  • Meagan

    I LOVE HORSES.I have like 4 of my own.Streak,zandy alix,sunset cowgirl.& CD. (QH’s only)

  • Sadia

    next time give intersting facts and i luv horses n dat was boring to read

  • 1998Squidster

    I luv horses but i hated that it was so bad itis the worst

  • Mark Matthew

    He spoke them into existance, with the ability to evolve with there enviroment.

  • Tori

    i have 3 horses one is black the other ones are brown. there names are larz, pasha, and dunnit.

  • Miranda

    i have 5 horses. and one is a baby!!!!!!!

  • baby smurf aka michaela

    omg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    im a horse acholic i have 1 her name is magic and i love her to death

  • baby smurf aka michaela

    she is a full bread racing horse but i dont enter her in any comp b/c she is to old

  • joey boy

    i tink horseeessse are berry berry prettuful!!!! i wish i had a million billion ponies!

  • Country girl

    Okay so i read this and it is a great source…im doing a I-search for english and my topic is horses…when i was a little girl i read so many books about horse…i dreamed i owned my own horse and name her…annie…like the movie…all my life so far ive wanted a horse my ma said on my 16 birthday i might be able to get a horse…ive been working at a farm down the road from my house and the horses there are very lovely…they are 2 old ladys 1 is dieing of cancer if you have any more tips for me before my 16 birthday on november 10 send me comments heres my email bberg@hfcsd.org thanks you inspired me more…….Love Brianna ~-*Country Girl 4Life*-~
    ^_^Horses Rukle

  • Country Girl

    i ment rule not rukle

  • paul pettit

    Above bella was wrong about foal being a male baby horse.. all baby horses are foals.. but a female is a filly, and a male is a colt.. and the are filly and colt till about 4, then it is a mare, and a stallion or gelding. I raise arabians, have for 30 years.. foal is general for a young horse, usually under 6 months old.

  • ryan

    I love horses, i have always wanted a horse they’re my favourite animal, i don’t have enough money, i am a 9 year old boy, and i am saving for a horse of my own.

  • Brandon

    ya they are fun and they are a bunch of money but they are worth it.

  • ladimond

    horses are amazing they are cool to pet and they are so freaking cute i love them don’t you

  • jerica huscher

    i love horses whin i was a litte girl my mom put me on a horse that is whin i like them

  • JERICA

    i love horses

  • amiria

    horses r very cool

  • amiria

    hey la’dimond wat up
    lol

  • amiria

    horses are nice cool

  • Bella:)

    I love horses they arent just beautiul there amazing and wonderful my horses understands me better then anybody and iam loking hat my horse loves me so much cause horses are more then a pet or a sorce they are our freinds and they need respect and that is why my horse loves me and understands me so much:)

  • amiria

    horses r cool

  • donaisha

    horses r very pretty and i love them

  • Unknow

    Horse are lame

  • Uncared

    who made horses? and why they are a waste of life

  • EekerBabe69

    Sux it!

  • nicole

    i love horses lt is sad that a lot of them die and then they use the hourse tail for a part of the vialinea

  • unknow

    i love horses horses r soo cool

  • Emily

    I love horses a lot! im sad when they die. It makes me want to cry!!!

  • ryan

    horses are cool

  • jojo

    i love horses too! i’m nuts about them! i have two ponies and i’m in the pony trots victoria! horses rule! YEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • taylor

    i love this article its very interesting to me and kets me know alot about horses>thanks<

  • Alex

    horses

  • kaley

    i love hourses their the best ya!!!!

  • dylan

    i love horses so cutee

  • Bill Clinton

    edit me all you want but YOU are at a loss with such statements.

  • blond cow girl!!!!!!!!

    I absolutly LOVE horses!!!!! they rock my socks off my feet!!!!!!!Go Horses!!!!!!!!!lol

  • Alex

    omg this website is amazing i love this article it is just the kind of information that i need for my public speaking class. =^.^=

  • kayla

    i have 5 horses and gonna have 6 in april. he was my first ponie iv ever had. he is funny but anyway i have 2 quarter horses and 1 paint and 2 thourogh breds and gonna get my piant back agian i luv horses!

  • milton burse

    i love horses we have 4 of them in they are like a dream come true

  • Ariel

    I LOVE HORSES!!!!!!! They are the bests animal in the WORLD!!!!Thanks for the info!!!!!!! {I am country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!}

  • Anna

    I LOVE <3 horses because their body structure is amazing and how they glide across an open feild is so beautiful and gracefull

  • Carmen

    I love horses so much!!!! i love to ride horses all day long!!!!!!!

  • Carmen

    HORSES ARE MR LIFE!!!!!! I 3 HORSES AND 1 IS A BABY MARE!!!!! I TRAIN HIM ALL ADT LONG!!!!!

  • Hannah Miller

    I Love Horeses!!!!!! I have 6 of my own. HORSES ROCK

    ~~~~~Horse crazy~~~~~

  • kayla crocker

    hey i have 3 horses and i love them

  • Taylor Fletcher

    I love horses if I could be a horse I so would!!!!!

  • Zoe Magill Fair

    I think horses are the best!!! I’m going to get one some day!

  • lola

    horses are awsome. wow wow wow

  • Hayley

    i just got two horses that i am in love with them! good luck with your horses everyone

  • Hayley

    i just got two horses that i am in love with them! good luck with your horses everyone

  • Julia

    i LOVE horses.can you ppl give me some edvice on how to convince my parents to get me a horse?ty, everyone that loves horses rock!!!!!!:):):)

  • Julia

    P.S I AM HORSE CCCCCCCCRRRRRRAAAAZZZZYYYYY!

  • Julia

    P.S I AM HORSE CCCCCCCCRRRRRRAAAAZZZZYYYYY! ARNT U PPL!!!!:):):)

  • rachel

    i love all of my horses that i have.

  • rachel

    hay i hove 6 horses and i love them so mcuh.

  • Katie Lindgren

    omg..okay i dont have any but my relatives and my best friend does and love them!!!!

  • christin fletcher

    ilovehorese and my bf has !2 and two of them are mine and named after me!! ilovehimandhorses!!!!!

  • melissa

    i love horses so much they naa my heart out!!!!
    heres my e-mail:melissamackay47@yahoo.ca
    can you send me somme good horse pics please!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Estefania Scioville

    I love horses so much, and I’m saving up money to buy one when I get older and when I have a farm!

  • patricia reynolds

    i strted riding horse,s when i was 9 yrs. old. they are very beautiful animal. one of Gods gifts of beauty he has provided for us. but i always wondered why some are sway back. could you e-mail me some information on this. thank you so very much. thank you, patricia

  • Kenzie

    i LLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    your horses

  • Shiloh

    i love horses so i really love this

  • lakota

    i can not beleive it they are so cute

  • amanda finley

    ilove horsesssssss becase they are so ppppretty and cute i jist llllllllllove horsys i llllllllllllllloooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeyour horses they are so cute

  • amanda finley

    ilove horsesssssss becase they are so ppppretty and cute i jist llllllllllove horsys i llllllllllllllloooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeee your horses they are so cute they are so cute and funny hahaha“

  • Andrea :]

    WOW whoever says horses are a waste! your wrong.. horses are amazing animals.. I LOVE THEM! great artical.

  • hannahyy303

    i love horses so much i go horse ridding evey week horses horses horses horses horses horses horses

  • Cupcake159

    Horses are so cool!!!!! i am not into them a lot, but they are beautiful animals!!! lol:)

  • Katie J

    I love horses they are the best thing in the world!!!!!!!

  • Kelly K

    They rock and i know so much about HORSES I go riding all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yamina

    I love horses!!!!! They re great!!! My favorites are white and black ones.

  • ashly

    thise website rules

  • Leigh Shreves

    I believe horses become apart of you when riding. Riding in open fields is aewsome-I hope that everyone can experience it.

  • Shiane

    Ilove horses.Your article is cool!!!!

  • Madison

    I dont have any horses, but i wish I did after reading this article!!!!

  • I rock so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I rock so much and so do Horses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lin Huiwen

    I love horses! Their so war and cute! I’ve ride them in the zoo and they make a nice sound with their feet as they trot! Its mane is so soft and silky! You know you should try to learn how to comunicate with horse!

  • Rock ON!!!!

    I loved your article it was so good and i really want a horsey.

  • mee

    i love the pics

  • jessieb

    um… hi you know i have been with horses all my life and they stink:) but the truth is dat i love horses!! really lots and i had 24 horses and now we sold out because my grandparents cant handle them its to hard… but yeah things are cool so are horses:):):)

  • creason twist

    I LOve Horses There Very Cool And Fun To Ride..

  • Cheyenne

    i really love horse because they are so graceful and majestic

  • Mocha

    Horses are the most beautiful animals I have ever seen. I have always loved them and I always will.

  • jayson

    i have 3 horses on my farm and i love to raid when i read this passage it put more on my mine. tahnks jaysom

  • Jamilee

    Gosh i love reading about cloud everyday and seeing him on PBS kids every year!!! It makes me want ot have a horse to ride again!

  • gary

    Hello. I’m a horse. How are you?

  • jessica

    i love horses so much i used to have some but we had to sell all sevn of them but i still want more horses than anything in the whole wide world

  • gary

    hi jessica. i am a brown horse. nice to meet you. i am very shiny as well.

  • white horse

    hi horse!

  • Erin Baileyi Filly

    This post, I really like it. I work with captive wolves, although they are still wild. I also research wild horses, and all of your comments really suck about them. “I like horses because they are the prettiest on the planet” come on. Well, I like them because they are intelligent, gentle creatures, and ready to learn when you treat them right. And, Nature, I really like your program! Please put a little more shows on about wolves and horses, and maybe lepords, because the El Lobo film, after I watched it I was sick for a week and heartbroken, but it changed the way that I thought of the wolves when I walked in Jack’s cage. (The captive wild wolves I work with.) Please, this is a really great program and I wouldn’t mind learning more about animals all over the world, and I exspecially liked the Red Knot and Horseshoe Crab film that was show last night. I hope the scientists succed in what they are doing. Thank you for making this program, Nature!

  • nonyobiz

    I love horses. My favorite horse is what I call a “Indian Horse” or a paint. They are so different in their own way. I adore them.

  • jackie

    i adore horses they are so darn cute

  • laura

    i think horses r the best. i dont hve 1 but my friend does. she is a brown & white fillie. she is ssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooo perdy

  • ~~Cowgirl~~

    okay for some of those who got this wrong a filly is a girl horse under 4 years old. A colt is a uncut boy horse under 4 years old. a gelding is a cut boy horse any age! a stud is an uncut boy horse over 4 years old. and a mare is a girl horse over 4 years old!

    ~~~country~girl~~~

  • ~~Cowgirl~~

    and a foal is an undetermined girl or boy!

  • Tomboy

    I lllllllllloooooooooooovvvvvvveeeeeeee horses so much. They are ssssssssssooooooooo beautiful and fun to ride. My family owns 5 horses and we can only ride one becuase one is an Arabian, the other is a palomino, Domino is an appaloosa, Stormy is half quarter horse and half Appaloosa, Dutchess is a quarter horse.

  • Tomboy

    When said we can only ride one that was an Arabian it was because everytime someone takes her for a ride she always comes home riderless.

  • Rhiannon

    I love horses!! They are the coolest animals alive!!:) :) :) :)

  • heather

    YA horses are the best i do barrel and ride in mountains i used to have 11 but we sold some now i have 5 my mare just had a baby a year ago she is a gaogeouse baby paint

  • rafael

    we love horses because we have two in mexico

  • Lexi

    I Love Horses!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have two buttercup and Daisy.

  • Chelsea

    wow reading these comments make me laugh

  • meaghan

    I have 5 Rachel Alexandra(yes the race horse) and Ozzy a western pony (boy)
    Cherokee (wild western mare) Smutt (western gelding) and Slash(Cherokee’s
    1 week old filly

  • meaghan

    SPLASH NOT SLASH

  • olivia

    i love horses but i don’t own eney but my b.f.f own’s two

  • jira

    simply… the best!

  • Faith

    I DON’T HAVE A HORSE BUT WE USED TO . I LOVE HORSES AND THE KENTUCKY DURBY . I ALSO TAKE RIDING LESSONS.

  • Lissie

    I luv horses!

  • Andrea

    horses rock:)!****

  • gabriella

    I detest horses beause it’s stink

  • sarah

    I love horses and I have 5

  • ambria c. bernard

    hi,I love horses so much that I can scream so exitedly.
    I have 3 horses.1 is a mare,1 is a colt,and 1 is a
    girl foal.I never knew that some horses can have blue
    eyes,also.Thank you so,so much.

  • horseygirl says

    i LOVE horses and there SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE.can you belive how small they were

  • alexis w.

    I’m so so so so so so in love with horses. I have 15 horses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • frank

    I love horses to got two good horses

  • Yasmine & Yanese

    I llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllove HORSES!!!! me and my twin sister always love HORSES but sadly we dont have one. But we still love them.

  • charlie

    i saw a horse i fell in love whith but we don’t live on a farm

  • Taylor

    i love horses i have 4 ginger is a mare she is part
    quarter horse/peruvian paso fino and 17 hands tall she is huge and flicka a mare a peruvian paso fino 15 hands tall and banjo a gelding 14.5 hands tall a cob and bandit a shetland pony 3 hands tall

  • carlee

    hi

  • carlee

    you guys are weard

  • ko ko

    hello EARTHLINGS WE COME IN PEACE!!!!

  • gogo

    talk to me

  • gogo

    omg

  • rere

    you spelt weird wrong!!!!!

  • gogo

    emily kaitlyn talk to me

  • tina

    ;)

  • carlee

    talk to me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • carlee

    i dont know what to do ?

  • CARLEE

    I Stink

  • tina

    Yes you do know what to i told you twice .you have to make a book.you do stink

  • sam

    i just love horse i have my own horse his name is choco and chocolate

  • Laurel

    I love horses so much!I have been taking riding
    lessons for 2 and a half years.

  • pinaz

    i love horses i want to live with them

  • looloo

    i love horses i wish i could have a hurd of them

  • Emily

    I love horses i wish i had 1

  • samantha

    I think that the arabs from egypt are sooooo beautiful because i have seen one up close before.

  • Maddie

    Bella, A filly IS a girl but a foal is a term used to describe both sexes. Colt is the term used to describe a baby male.

  • Kari

    #14, you sepciesist. Horses are beautiful animals, intelligent, and kind. So what if they roll in the dirt. Humans bathe in their own filth…and we call it a bath…

  • katie

    WOW! horses are the best!! my mom and i each have a horse. my horse, cutter, is a western horse registered under the AMERICAN PAINT HORSE ASSOCIATION; my mom’s horse, cy, is a tenessee walker. these two animals are very interesting and cutter is the best friend i could have! i tell him everything! hopefully, he won’t get the ability to talk!!!!!!!!HAHAHA! your post is amazing and i don’t care what anyone says!

    *katie:)
    *15 yrs old

  • sam

    For # 9, no a filly is a female baby horse and a colt is a male baby horse. and a foal is a baby horse and u don’t no the gender . And i love horses! i have 2.

  • dharma

    i love horses they are my fav animal and i really want one but we don’t have the money. so we can’t get one and i am sad about that beacuse i really want a horse or horses!!!!!
    horses!horses! horses! horses!

  • ciarra

    I love horses they sweet,butiful,,and graceful.horses are my favs and if my parents ever get me one thatwould be a glorious day

  • rhea

    i love horses because they are so peiceful and a persons best friend

  • Jessicah9

    i love horse

  • fxzb

    I live on a ranch with 12 horses! Mine is name Nevs

  • fxzb

    I meant her name is Nevada! :)

  • Alice

    I love horses I have 12 in Ireland.
    I have 2 foals, 1 welsh mountian pony , 5 thoroughbreds, 2 quater horses and 2 stallions.
    I LOVE HORSES

  • amy

    i love horses in nature web site it rules
    ponies rule i have 13 horses 3 foals 3 staillon 3 shetlands 2 welsh moutain 2 welsh cross shetland i live in scotland its cool soooo coool i love horse so much . I love all horses there all so sweet and cute love horse they rule .

  • julia

    horses r great i want to get 1 and show it in barrels and poles!!!!!!!!!!!! also im horse cccccccccccrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaazzzzy!!! Horses horses horses

  • bella tsunami gross

    horses ar awesome/anyone who disagrees doesnt now anything

  • Alanna

    I love horses they are neat and fun to ride and they are soft and cut, I think horses are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • David

    I would like to be around horses more that people!!!!
    People are no good!!!!!!!!Just look at what they did to this country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jordan

    hi, i love horses. who doesn’t. I saw one and i fell in love. I had to start riding. so now i show them like who doesn’t?

  • Caitlyn

    I LOVE Horses !!!!!!! they are so cool

  • Grace

    I LOVE HORSES !!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE SOOOOOOO COOLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M GOING TO BYE A HORSE NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Emily

    I ♥ HORSES SOO MUCH!!!!!!! MY PARENTS R BUYING ME 3 NEXT YEAR!!!!!! 1 FOR ME, 1 FOR MY FRIEND, AND 1 FOR MY OTHER FRIEND!

  • james

    I love horses the are the best animals in the hole world i would like to work with them but I carnt find a good place i am a boy i am 10 my room is horse’s picture’s every where I have fallen off a horse’s one time good bye.

  • deondrae

    horses r my lfe i raise dem

  • Kathyrn

    i love horses so so so so so so so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just wish i had 1

  • yasmina

    i love to ride horses when i go out to my aunt’s farm when i visit Michigan.When i go to Michigan my aunt’s farm is the first place that i want to go to.Michigan rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CUITEY22222222

    I LOVE YHIS ARTICAL I LOVE HORSES

  • lilly

    i love horses but i dont accually have one but i wish i do

  • emily

    i love horses have 7 of them my own THERE THE BEST EVER !!!:)

  • kiara

    i dont know a thing bout horses but now i do thanks for helping me with my school project

  • Betty

    i love horses and i kno so much and now even more thx to this page caint wait ta get up on the back of a horse agian i have to start loping agian soon

  • brian

    i love horses i always have its sumthin about them that free my mind they make me feel like there is hope for tomorrow when eva i dont feel hope for my self thank god for them

  • mara

    i have an aunt who has many horses and i love them. i learned to ride them when i was just 3 years old, isn’t that amazing? i can walk, trot, canter, and jump. also do flying lead changes.

  • ariana

    Horses Rule! My parents say im too young, but soon ill have as many horses as i desire! P.S.:Even my email has the word horses in it!

  • Kat

    Dear Bella Hauck
    A male foal is actually called a colt. A foal can either be a filly or a colt.

  • maimi

    I love horses because they are the most butiful animals on Earth!!!!!! Thats what I think its just my opion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nikki

    i luv horses.i have won name aggie she is a creamy chesnut luvin horse.all of my sisters and 2 brothers has won too.{ALABAMA BABAE}XOXO HORSES!!!!!

  • mary

    I think that horses are the best animals because they are soooooooooooo butiful and soft and can canter smoothly!!

  • CHARLEY

    I love horses because they are the best in the world and i hope to get one when i grow up!

  • Kristyn

    I like horses because they are beautiful!

  • Bailey

    This is very informational I’m not a big fan of horses though. I love them because they are animals and I love nature but they just aren’t my fav animal or anything. I like Pugs.

  • CATIE

    I LOVe HORSES! AND MY HORSE “MISS SCARLET”!

  • cheyenne

    i love alot of hoeses

  • shania

    I like horses because they are beautiful!

  • superacethekittyadventurer X)

    i love,love,luv,luv,luv, LUV horses! i wished i owned sooooo badly!,im positive you feel the same way if u don’t own one,anywho i’ve herd theres a poll made in 2004 voting that horse are the 4th most fav. animal in the world! besides cat’s and lizards! and siberian huskies!! i wood do anything to get one!,my twin sister says she wants a monitor lizard!

  • Ivy

    I realy love horses ther the best animals I first like horses are cool!

  • Leiah :))

    i have 21 horses and trust me you dont want one that bad.. sometimes they are a pain but then again they are cool :))

  • horse lover

    I love love love horses. My Uncle owns a horse farm tha i go to once a year i mean i don’t have a horse but i have mucked out a stable befor some people hate the smell but i love it . I have a rabbit that smells real bad and i can’t stand the smell but i can clean up after a horse any day. I love horses and will be getting ridding leason in 3 months. Can’t wait

    -horse lover-

  • KieranRyan

    Hello i have mucked a stable and hate the smell i am a neare

  • shereda

    I love this website because Ican learn about horses and people.

  • horsegirl

    I love horses! I am getting one for Christmas! I can’t wait! Horses are my favorite animal.

  • abby and mrs.lillie

    okay my 3rd grade class is learning about horse we learned that they were used for transportation

  • Payton Shelnutt

    I love horses so much! I love them so much I am in a saddle club! EVERYBODY should be kind to horses. They almost went extinct!!!!!!!!!! I love horses!

  • michelle

    i think horses are the most beautifull animal that walk this planet..plus there my favorite..and someday i will own one

  • Michelle

    horses are so amazing and like pretty. can’t wait to ride one again!!!

  • Elizabetg

    thank you very much! i am doing a project and this did all and more! this has informed me alot more than anything else. i thank you very much!

  • jessica

    well I think horses are amazing and that they are really awsome and also they need to be out more and another thing is that they are fasanating.

  • Ashley

    I think that horses are like sush the best animal in the world. i wish i had like a whole ton of them. horses are like the coolest animal in like forever I LOVE THEM LIKE SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • horseloverforever

    I love horses more then any of you people, i have 60 of them, most of them are wild, i broke most of them, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE HORSES11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  • jason

    i love horses i did not know they almost went extent i camp out in the sand hills every year i only had to put one horse to sleep but i got horses and i ride everyone of them.

  • mere

    Amo a los caballos porque son los animales más butiful en la Tierra !!!!!! Eso es lo que creo que su sólo mi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! opion

    Tengo una tía que tiene muchos caballos y me encantan. Aprendí a montar cuando yo era apenas 3 años, ¿no es increíble? Puedo caminar, trote, galope y salto. también hacer cambios de vuelo de plomo.

    Amo a los caballos love love. Mi tío es dueño de una granja de caballos i tha ir a una vez al año i significa que no tienes un caballo, pero he limpiado un befor estable algunas personas odian el mal olor, pero me encanta. Tengo un conejo que huele muy mal y no puedo soportar el olor pero puedo limpiar después de un caballo en cualquier momento. Amo a los caballos y será conseguir librar Leason en 3 meses. No puede esperar

    -amante de caballos

  • alyssa

    i have a horse, his name is buster he is sweet like strawberrys

  • sydney price

    I have study horses ever seece i was 2 years old and grown up on a farm and my dad is a horse trainer and his name is willame dean price . my dad tought me how to ride horses all my life i have two horses . and i help my dad tarin horses i really do love horses . alot

  • Sam

    Some things in this article bother me, mostly the line saying “they soon reclaimed the prairies that had once been theirs alone”, as if other animals are less important then horses.

  • Mell

    im doing how did horses evolve for my exam in biology
    thanks for the help
    i now understand :)
    its interesting :)

  • Paul

    Horse Babies….. A foal is a newborn horse, male or female, until the age of 6 months may be refered to as a ‘Foal’, a baby boy is a Colt, and will be refered to as such till the age of 4. If he is castrated then he is a Gelding, or if not then he is a Stallion. A baby girl horse is refered to as a Filly, and as such till the age of 4, then is refered to as a mare.
    I have 3 Arabians, one a Stallion that is now 31 years old, and I purchased him at the age of 3….wonderful life long friend and companion. Just wanted to clear up the Foal, Colt, Filly, as many are not clear on this. Thanks…

  • Kristen

    Thanks, i didnt know half of this till now. I love horses with all my heart. Most beautiful creatures on earth.

  • jackie

    I love horses so much they are just such a wonderful creature before i went on this website i only knew a few thing now i now lots more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • alexa lexy joe

    my toori

  • stephanie

    i love horses i want to be a trainer i am 12 years old and i already know what i want to be

  • Alliyah

    AWESOME. I absolutely adore horses, I am the future owner of my family’s farm. We own 6 paint horses and 3 wild unkown breeds. If you want to, keep reading so You can hear every name of my horses…..

    We also have a pregnet horse (Haiti), If we are rewarded with a colt it shall be named Kovu. If a filly, Beauty

    1. Starfire
    2. Lucy
    3. Ronnie
    4. Haiti
    5. Lucky
    6. Mom
    7. Sunset (wild)
    8. Sora (wild)
    9. Kiara (wild)

  • Mary

    OK well i love hores more than anyone else i have had 20 b4 but now i only have 10…. i have 2 of my own and i love them…we love to run and play…. but i am a true cowgirl!! :) they are the best animal in the world

  • Alliyah

    you got that right honey. Hey, I have wonderful news, today we found out the gender of our new little foul. It’s a male. Like I said his name is Kovu. I can’t wait till May 24. that’s his hopeful due date, BTW.
    I love horses, especially wild ones. you don’t know what can happen when your around them. but you usually get that tingly feeling when you are around the wild ones. your fingers start to twitch and you sometimes shift your head from side to side. it’s amazing though.

  • jada brianne

    i love hoses i think there so cool and so are wild horses…..i love horses

  • Alliyah

    If a horse is having excrutiating pain from a kicking foul in her belly, what do you do?

  • Devann

    ah ha i have 3 horses. ones a buckskin gelding quarter named buck and hes a retired barrel racer, 27 years old and still wants to run. I have a 9 year old bay mare quarter named reese and shes fast as can be. took first place 3 years in a row with previous owner, had her about a year now. and my chestnut gelding, thunder, is my dads trail horse. and they are all very wonderful!!!! horses are so amazing!

  • Ellyn

    Everyone here is SOOO!!!!!!! lucky to have horses i dont have one but i wish i did SOOO!!!!!!! MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sara

    horses are cool i have my own i ride her show her and ect. i love wild horses

  • Hopey

    My friend August loves horses

  • HannahLeigh

    I jus got my 1st 2 horses last night! A palomino and a paint with blue eyes! I hv always loved horses!! I really love the story behind horses!

  • Belle

    Wow can tell there are a lot of children commenting. I loved the article. Could use a bit more information about the modern horse but it was a wonderful article. I do love horses. They are my life. They are one of the worlds most beautiful creatures, intelligent, graceful, and I could go on forever. I am alive today because of one of those things that stink. I think they smell wonderful. If it weren’t for a horse that helped me through a rough patch in my life I would be dead.

  • chelsea reid

    HI I LOVE HORSES SO MUCH!
    I would never stop riding a absoulty love them so much
    One day i fell twice of the horse i was ridng at Ayr Equestrian Centre. the first time i fell i lost my stirrup and the second time the horse i was riding, Cagney she doesnt like other horses to close to her so then i went one way and she went the other way and then i fell of so i went to the hospital and i gto a check over and they said I was fine. They said that the only i could ride was that if i got lead.

  • yourhorseman.com

    I believe GOD created horses .

  • cheyenne

    <3I love them

  • trinity

    i love horses i think people should love thiem a lot . i ride them all the time i will not stop now .i was 6 years old whene i got my first horse. i don’t mean to brag but i have 46 horses. i love horses so much i can see why people don’t like them so much. people should like we wanted to be treaed.i love baby horses i think they are so cute!!! i think horses rock

  • zoey

    i don’t mean to brag but i have 50 horses i’ll only name u one of them and her name is buttercup. i had her when i was 7 and now i’m 12.i ride her all the time. i love horses the rock.

  • Wayne Ode

    There are to many wid horses. They are being wharehoused on feed lots at tax payer expense. they should be euthanised or slaughtered as humanly as possible.

  • showjumper4ever

    i love horses! ride em every week! i show jump its the funnest sport on earth!!! :) its fun to jump without your hands and sturrups!!!

  • shelby

    i love horses and i have 9 at my aunts house because i cant have tham were i live now!!!!!!!!

  • John

    Why do you say the glory days of horses are over? Simply because we do not use them for transportation anymore?

    I think horses are still loved and appreciated as much now as at any time in history, even if they’re not as utilitarian as they once were.

    Very interesting about the Eohippus, though. Would love to see pictures of what they looked like before they evolved into horses.

    Cheers!
    John
    http://www.horseridingclothingandsaddle.com

  • Christine

    Horses are wonderfl beautiful creatures! they are fun to ride and race. and you can learn alot from horses. they can teach you patience and love and calmness and even aggression. ima horse lover my self <3CowgurlUp:)

  • zetahere

    I love horses because they give you sence of freedom. I love knowing that my horses love me so tenderly, but they can show me their strength as well. But they give you a sence of peace and harmony, and joy watching them being there big strong selves, just as if they were out in the wild.

  • Annifer Marie

    I Love Horses! I Am Getting a Bay Pony Named Dakota She Is The Sweetest Thing Around. Horses Are My Life. I Could Not Live Without Them!!!!!!! <3<3<3

  • HorseWhisperer

    I love horses. I am currently working with a 3 year old mare and it is going very well! Horses have the best temperment. I feel so happy when I’m around them. It’s like second nature to me. I LOVE HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zuzu

    I am getting a horse some day!

  • AnniferBoBannifer

    my friend and i got bucked off my 3 year old pony on saturday i fell on my head and she hurt her back…it was scary first time in an ambulance…guess that was kinda fun! but i still love my pony <3

  • Carolyn

    Hello! I have a horse that is really “FAST”,and I mean “FAST” barrel,poles,flag race,etc.(etc. means, much,much,more)Her name is Misty. Her show name is Misty In The Air.She is like my best friend!!!! She is like, 15 years old.

  • Carolyn

    Horses are my life!!!!!!! I could NOT live WITHOUT them!!!!!!! I <3<3<3<3 Horses!!!!!! My farm I live on, has over 40 horses on it, and like 6 of them I trained myself!!!!! (LOVE)(^.^)<smiley face
    Their names are Thunder,Spirit,Rain,Lucota,Moon Light,Lighting. Lightning and Spirit are Reigning horses, Moon Light is a Jumper,Rain and Lucota are Western,and Thunder is a English horse.

  • Carolyn

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I’M A COUNTRY GIRL!!!!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • Carolyn

    To all you horse HATERS out there!!!!!!!! You need to SOFTEN UP!!!!!! Horses are VERY nice,loving,and bueatiful!!!!!!!!! they are SOOOOOOOOOOOO nice so you SHOULDN’T say that about them!!!!!!!!!

    Carolyn

  • Alyssa

    I love horses! ive been riding for 7 years. Did you know that a colt is a baby male horse and a filly is a baby femalee and the term foal can be used for either male or female baby horse! haha this is very informational(:- Alyssa-

  • stace

    BLM auctions off these wild horses and many of them go to slaughter if they don’t get adopted. Research it.

  • horse lover foxlow [molly]

    I love horses if only i had oneof my own i have only ridden a horse 2 times and my name is moll. =-]

  • zale

    I love horses moro than I can say, I like watching them eat,run,jump,buck,kickand bite horses are my number one animal on earth with horses we woulten have come this far!!!!!!!

  • suzy

    i have 3 horses ilove them

  • http://www.torbenetwork.org/ Collin Mckeen

    I pride myself on being a lot of fun… anyway as u can imagine that means I love to get down! anyway im in school at U Berkley and its going fanstastically!

  • Amber Krueger

    this is a good introduction about horses there are some things in this introduction that i never knew.
    hey its me Amber from covington-douglas high school. i love horses. i love pretty much all kinds of animals. i like to have fun. i can’t wait to ride my first horse.

  • Lindsey Nease

    I love horses and i will be getting me a new one for my birthday next friday(december 10,1917.
    I just cant wait and it is going to be white and i will call it blue jeans

    I love aleins=)

  • mckee

    i think horses are amazing creatures and are great animals to work with i love to ride, it gives me a way to think about what i need to think,have funn,get away from everything and i just love thim they make me feel lyk i have someone to talk to

  • http://www.techniquesmanipulation.com Cruz Bobic

    hey, I’m pretty sure that already see this content in another website, maybe another website copy your website, look on google, sorry for mistake i noramlly speak french ;-) ! Bye bye and continue like that

  • cheyanne gaudett

    heyy.i love horses. they r the best thing in the world …… i dont now whats wrong with people who hate them even abuse themm … but i have saved two horses in my life time that has been abused …. and i love themm soo much i would never do anything to get rid of horses ! because they love people and people love themm …. and its a joy to have them in our liveess.adn they r part of everyones familly :)

  • hailey chapman

    you need way morse pictures

  • megan

    hay if you wont all the killing to stop here is what you can do send a email or letter to president obama get lots of friends to do the same ans state what is going on and pics if you can like i found one on a die shetland foal (thats sad) please let your voice be heard dont let it go on

  • Kristen

    I LOVE HORSES!

  • lili

    i luv horses!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they rock!!!!! i get real sensitive when they when they get hurt. I NEED A HORSE!!!!!!!! I WISH I HAD ONE.

  • emily (ems)

    hi my mom ALMOST got me a horse tho. sad

  • angel

    hay nobody in the whole world loves horses as mach as i do haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • kauru-dono

    i like horses but they are my 2nd favorite animal. ocelots are better. but that doesent mean i dont like horses. i<3 blutengel and rurouni kenshin. byez

  • kauru-dono

    to does people who havent heard of blutengel get on youtube and look up one of the following songs. 1angels of the dark 2ice angel 3navigator 4winter of my life 5stay. again, byez

  • Helenkitty156

    I love horses too~ and my friend’s horse website http://www.welcomeget.com, welcome to come~~thx!

  • larry

    i lovee horses! i have 2 of my own one is named stormy and the other one is named chloe

  • Country Cowgirl

    I love horses!!! My grandparents have a lot but 1 just recently passed away : ( Her name was Chelsea.I loved her. And megan, your right if you want somthin to happen speak up…….let yourself be heard!!!!! Say now if you agree with me. I love horses & im sure u do 2. <3

  • Island Hills Stable NY

    I ride at the stable above ^…. I LOVE RIDING!! I ride a 5 year old mare, Juliet. I have alot of ups and downs riding a green pony but i juust love it more than anything else!! I sware if having a horse as a pet in your house was legal I would definatly have a litltle shetland pony running around my hosue!!!

  • unknown

    I LOVE HORSES.THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUN.It is so much fun riding.I ride at Latta Plantation.I wont 1 so bad.

  • Alexa

    I LOVE HORSES SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!

  • RJ

    horses are so dumb

  • BJ

    horses are only good for glue

  • I hate horses

    I had a horse burger once, it was okay.

  • Josh (262-492-3424)

    HORSES AER THA REAZON WE HAV JEWS

  • meemee

    i am horse CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!! i love horses!!!!!!

  • meemee

    horses r the best things in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i LOVE horses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have 6.

  • meemee

    there names are river,molly,blaze,toby,gracie,andprepper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! horse CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE HORSES!!!!!

    there alsome!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhh HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • meemee

    HHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS

  • meemee

    i love horses sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    munch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • meemee

    my fav. kind of horse is rocky moutian!!!!!!!!!

  • horse lover

    i love horses sooooooooooooooooooooooo munch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • horse lover

    angle i love horses more then u do

    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • horse lover

    i mean angel

  • meemee

    i agree with horse lover!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • meemee

    horse CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • meemee

    i love horses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    horses are the best things in my live.

    they are very pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    horses are alsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • meemee

    i love horses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HORSE CRAZY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • meemee

    horses r pretty.. i love horses sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo munch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • anarose

    I love horses and i have 7 of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Celey (Capi

    I have 7 horses… im 13 yrs old and my horses are my life.
    1. Capichino (capi) she’s my jumper
    2. ringo
    3. chilo
    4.latina ( she’s my moms barrel racer)
    5. kendra
    6. willed ( we call her that cuz she like me, strong willed and persistant)
    7. biggy ( he’s old and used to be a champion race horse when his owner retired him we bought him, his name was” The Big Bang” but we call him biggy)

  • Sam

    I LOVE HORSES AND PONIES! I like shetland ponies especially. If I had a shetland pony I’d name her Rosie. I also don’t have a horse, though my neighbor lets me use his. I have a strong connection with horses and I think they are beautiful cratures. :)

  • galefete leswadula

    I HAVE 120 HORSES I LIKE RIDING,IN BOTSWANA THATS OUR NO 1 MODE OF TRANSPORT.

  • Natalee

    I like ponys

  • Angelica

    love horses is u have one post it here! http://welovehorses2.webs.com/

  • XxStalkerxX

    I am not a big fan of horses. I mean my fave animal is um…… well i don’t really have one. Horses are ok though.

  • lexi shockey

    i love horses

  • ROcker

    Omg i love horses i love riding my mustang his name is Blazzing!!!!!!!!! he is the coolest animal.

    p.s. I love the post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sarah

    i love my horse

  • Lynn

    i do almost everything about horses

  • tay

    Horses are the pretty. They are fun to be around. I wish I had a horse. :(

  • hannah bannanna

    i looooove horses!!! i have three horses that r awsome 1.shadow (my main horse, he is a dutchwarmblood and is solid blak except 4 a stocking on his left back leg) 2. misty ( an apaloosa and a gorgious mare) and…………………. silvermist ( a foal of misty’s, a dappled apaloosa) GOOO HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • crystal

    dear people, first, if you hate horses, WHY ARE YOU READING THIS? thats stupid. second, if you say that you love horses more then anything else in the world, thats also stupid also. what about your family? seriously, most of you are idiots. no offense. but really.

  • Rebekah

    I love horses, and they are the third thing I love more then anything in the world. First would be family, second, friends, third HORSES!!

  • Grace

    I love horses so much!! This web site is helping me with my school project !

  • Derek

    I love horses too!!!! Aye!!!!

  • kimberly

    sooooooooo! gourgous

  • kimberly

    i had owned two horses before but couldnt oford the food and supplys any more so had to sell them ……
    i miss them so much….oreo and sassy

  • HorseChickk

    kendra how could you say that! if you don’t like horses then why are on this site x?

    If you have nothing ‘Nice’ to say, don’t say nothing at all !

  • kaitlynn

    I LOVE HOSES I REALLY WANT 1. I DONT HAVE 1 . SLZ SEND ME 1

  • kaitlynn

    I LOVE HOSES I REALLY WANT 1. I DONT HAVE 1 .PLZ SEND ME 1

  • JACLYN

    I LOED HORSES SENSE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL BUT OW IM NINEAND THAT HAS BEEN A VERY LONG TIME.

  • morgan

    OMG HORSES R MY LIFE LIKE WHEN I AM RIDE THEM I FILL FREE LIKE I PUT THE HOLE WIDE WORD IS PUT A WAY

  • kayla jaime

    i love horses and i do really good with them and they love me and i love them to and i hope i can run a show cuzz im only 16 and i live in a group home and it sucks so after that i will live in yakima and have funn there so love all u guys

  • mlwpepper

    Horses r so awesome and if u think the same thing u should get an acount on howrse, it is so cool and it when u don’t have horses it makes u feal like they are all your responsibility to take care of every day…but u don’t really have to take care of them every day.
    u should really try it if u love horses like i do.
    ttyl

  • megan

    i ador them so wene i get maried i am going to dummp my husbend and take his land and horses

  • Darko

    I adore you as well

  • butterstar

    hi i love horses and im only 9! beleve it or not she has a good plan and i think ill save up money 2 haveing horses is my dream:D horses wen i grow p i want 2 ve a pony ranch and be in a horse race ANYTHING ABOUT HORSES!!!!!! HORSES ARE awesome (please comment)

  • MadiFLy

    Horses have gotten me through some tough times in my life. Then again they have been some of the reasons for the toughness in my life, when I was eleven I had to sell my horses. It broke my heart. We moved to Texas and I tried for three years to get back into riding. (when you’ve ridden for 10 years you can’t really stop) Anyways fast forward 3 almost four years and I found a place where I can volunteer to help kids with special needs with therapeutic riding lessons. WOW God knows what he’s doing in your life so let him!!

    God Bless

  • Godsgirl

    First of all God made horses, all of you who said that you hate horses, u better have a good reason why because horses are very special animals, and bella tsunami and all of you who hate horses, please research more than just this before you say that u love or hate horses. If you love horses just bcause their pretty and nice, your going to love them a whole lot more when you find out more about them. ;)

  • Godsgirl

    also if you like horses just bcause they r pretty and nice, and you want to get one, please dont. you have to learn and read a lot more than just this site before you get a horse.

  • Horsewhisperer

    That’s such a great article about Horses! It would have been nice if you listed a couple more places for resources like a equine directory http://www.montanaequinedirectory.com

  • chloe rose

    i love horse so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so much i have got my own called jack i love so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so much horses and dogs and rabbits are my favourite animals in the the world+

  • http://Yahoo Elsa

    I love horses,so as you could imagine I would say to this it was beutiful!

  • DeeDee

    The article was very interesting. You wrote about things I knew and things I did not know. My first horse was named King Diamond because of the perfect white diamond on his forehead. He was sorrel with a flaxen mane and tail. At 73 yrs. old my love for horses has never died. Thank You.

  • elena ives

    i love riding my horse Jaws Man he is big and lazy yep thats him

  • http://reviewfilm.ru Gertie Lotti

    Thank you for this interesting article. i have been stucked in londen because of the ash cloud

  • lauren

    i love horses im looking fwd to get 1 soon

  • alex

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