Horse - How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations
Ever since the dawn of human history, horses have held a mystical sway over our imagination - we respect and revere them like no other animal... Long before the invention of writing and the wheel, horses began to shape the way humans live.Drawing on archacology, biology, art, literature, and ethnography. 'Horse' illuminates the relationship between humans and horses throughout history. It describes how for thousands of years horses have provided sustenance, transportation, status, companionship, and the ability to establish and expand empires.
It looks at the ancient traditions of horse trading, horse racing, and games with horses - rodeos and circuses, jumping and dressage and compares techniques of training and traditions of breeding.
'Horse' shares stories of horses at work, at war, and at play, both wild horses and famous horses, in paintings, books, and movies, and ponders the intelligence of horses, their skill and strength as well as their grace and beauty.