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Monday, September 10, 2018

Horses that seem wild today (such as Mustangs) are actually feral horses, usually descendants of horses that were imported to America from Spain in the sixteenth century. The only true wild horse is the Asian Wild Horse.

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Today's Random Fact:

There are nearly 160 distinctive breeds and types of horses around the world, but the Arabian horse is unique in that it is the purest of all of the breeds.

Bonus Fact:

After horses became domesticated around 4000 B.C., many Indo-European cultures regarded horses as a supreme sacrifice to their gods and often ritually entombed horses.

Famous owner/horse partnerships that helped change world history include Alexander the Great and his horse Bucephalus ("ox head"), El Cid and Babieca ("stupid"), and Napoleon and Marengo (named after a battle) who after its death, had its skeleton displayed in London.