|The horse is the most influential animal in the history of mankind.|
Bonaparte Before the Sphinx, Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1867-68
Early on, the horse was just another protein source for prehistoric man — but all that changed around 6,000 years ago when the first human dared to get on a horse’s back.
Since then horses have enabled us to transport people and goods long distances, till and plant fields, wage war, and conquer new frontiers. They have inspired countless artists, writers, and movie makers.
While most horses serve as entertainment and companionship in the age of technology, there are still places where horses are essential for agriculture and transportation.
ilovehorses.net celebrates the relationships between people and horses and the influence these majestic animals have had on art, history, movies, and everyday life.
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