Care of Horses

Where did horses originally come from?

User Avatar
Wiki User
March 15, 2012 12:37AM

The fact that horses became extinct in their continent of origin

and were reintroduced has caused some people to mistakenly believe

horses originated elsewhere in the world, but actually they

originated in North America.

It is believed that some modern horses (E. Caballus) migrated

across the Bering Straight land bridge into Asia and on into

Europe. Starting with Columbus, Europeans such as the Spanish,

brought horses back with them as they colonized North America.

correction: They did not originate in North America if they

crossed the Bering Strait from Asia. Asia would be the best guess

for the origination of horses.

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.