Wednesday, October 7, 2015

History of Horses in America and the Piebald Horse

The oldest known horse existed 60-45 million years ago! It was called the Eohippus or Hyracotherium. It's the size of a dog almost. Ancient horses cross over Eurasia, likely by the Bering Land Bridge. Several Migrations back and forth.Though it is widely held over that our Wild Horses descend from stock brought over by Spanish explorers some Scientists trace there lineage back to ancient horses of North America.

C. 8000 B.C.E
The last ancient horses left in North America die out toward the end of the Pleistocene.
Horses now exist in. Asia, Europe, and Africa.

The horses return to North America with second voyage of Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus.
Over time Native American populations become skilled Horseman, while ranchers and farmers rely heavily on horse for hard task. The wild horse population begins to re-emerge as some of the horses get loose.

By 19th century, some accounts estimate the wild horse population in North America as Two Million or more.

About the horse called the Piebald or Pied that I will be drawing.
A Piebald/Pied Has a spotting pattern of large unpigmented usually white areas of hair. Scales or feathers and normally unpigmented under white patches generally black.

  I will put a picture of my drawing of a Piebald when im done painting and drawing it in! Bye :D

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