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How We Shaped Horses, How Horses Shaped Us

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How We Shaped Horses, How Horses Shaped Us

The close relationship between horses and humans has changed us both. People have remade horses, creating dozens of breeds in our efforts to make horses faster, stronger, bigger, or smaller.

Biology of the Horse Interactive

Biology of the Horse Interactive

In this multi-user interactive, visitors can explore and learn how horses, see, hear, digest their food, and about the mechanical workings of their legs.

Horse

Special Exhibition

Horse

Horses have been racing across the landscape for more than 50 million years--much longer than our own species has existed. But once horses and humans encountered each other, our two species became powerfully linked.

Horse Gaits Flipbooks: Walk, Trot, and Gallop!

Hands-on Activity, Activity

Horse Gaits Flipbooks: Walk, Trot, and Gallop!

How many hooves of a trotting horse leave the ground at the same time? What about a walking horse or a galloping horse? Find out by making these photographic flipbooks.

The Nature of Horses

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The Nature of Horses

No other animal can match the contributions that horses have made to human civilization.

Domesticating Horses

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Domesticating Horses

Today, very few horses are found in the wild--the great majority live among people. We feed and shelter horses, put them to work, and control their breeding.

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OLogy Card

horse

A tiny, two-feet tall horse-like animal scampers through a forest, nibbling on leaves.

Horses and Hunters

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Horses and Hunters

How did the relationship between horses and people begin? No one knows precisely, but prehistoric evidence from western Europe tells part of the story.

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