The horse is the most influential animal in human history.

Napoleon Bonaparte Before the Sphinx

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. celebrates the relationships between people and horses and the influence these majestic animals have on art, history, movies, and everyday life.

You’ll find articles about everything from the science of breeding to the most impressive horse statues in the world, from the biggest horse heroes on TV to the tiniest miniature hinnies.

Khemosabi and Kristin in 1996

Kristin with Khemosabi on his 29th birthday.

About Kristin Berkery:
I’m a horse lover in Sacramento, CA. I grew up in the Midwest surrounded by Appaloosas, Quarter Horses, Paint Horses, drafts, and Arabians.

I worked in the Arabian horse media in the 1990s, including being an editorial and advertising assistant at Arabian Horse World magazine, but left the business after seeing evidence of rampant horse abuse and corruption.

On the technical side, I began designing websites for clients in 1996, long before WordPress, Google, and Facebook. Now I’m a mom, an artist, a marketing and technology expert, and a mentor to young people considering careers in business and technology. You can view my art available for purchase at is the culmination of all I’ve learned and loved about horses throughout my life. I look forward to more adventures learning about my favorite animal.