Since the dawn of time, man’s best friend was not the dog. It was the horse. Okay, that might be pushing it. But the horse was definitely man’s greatest asset. This is because through almost every civilization, horses were a staple in every kind of industry. If you were looking at the agricultural industry in the early times of the United States, horses were transporting the goods from the farm to the marketplace. If you’re thinking about transportation in medieval Europe, people were either traveling by foot or taking a horse.
Even in other non-white cultures, horses were still extremely important. For example, the Mongols traveled with pace under the rule of Genghis Khan. They made their way across the Steppes into eastern Europe on horses! Similarly, the Ottoman Turks also used horses in combat and defense.
Even outside of industry and work, the horse has proven to be an incredible animal. For example, many people view horses as a form of discipline and sport. Horse racing has been a sport for a very long time (just watch the movie Hidalgo). Nowadays, the Kentucky Derby and a host of other races are still very popular and are covered on major sports broadcasting services. People even teach horses to do tricks and put them in shows!
The value of the horse has not diminished in our modern day. While we don’t necessarily use them for labor or large scale transportation, we still admire their strength and intelligence. These are highly evolved creatures, and we all can recognize that.