No one really knows how long horses have been around. The oldest breed, the Arabian, has been around the longest, but no one knows when or where they came from. they have been demesticated for longer than 3,500 B.C. Answer: The very early ancestors of horses such as Condylarth, were a dog-sized, five-toed creature that lived about 75 million years ago during the early Eocene period. These evolved into the predecessor of modern horses (Eohippus) which inhabited the open grasslands. Man originally hunted horses as a food animal (+5000 BCE) then corralled herds for greater convenience, then domesticated them for draft animals and for riding.
Scientists have found that the earliest ancestor of the horse was a small animal about 10 to 20 inches tall. About 3 million years ago horses probably looked somewhat like modern horses. They were larger than their ancestors. No one was able to find out where horses originated. Different fossils show that during the Ice Age horses lived on every single continent on earth except Australia copyright: (http://www.indianchild.com/horses_horse_breeds_pictures.htm)
It is unknown, but from what I have read and heard from the books and videos, horseback riding has been around for thousands of years.
The horse was domesticated by nomadic tribes of Central Asia about 4-5000 years ago. The saddle was invented in China about 2000 years ago.
There are differing opinions on the timeline of the domestic horse. It is known that the first domestic horses came out of Aisa about 6500 hundred years ago. But there are some that think horses may have been domesticated as far back as 10,000 years. Initially horses were used for work and transportation, but it was not long before the horse was used for recreation also. But the horse really proved his worth on the battle field. Those on horseback not only won the battle, they quite often also won the war.
4000 BC is the best estimate, according to most zoologists.
50 to 65 million years.
Fifty million years ago.
a long time
Kelloggs Cornflakes were around at the end of the 19th centrenty around 1890 (:
they have been aound for many years since they are animals
Bunnies have been around since 600 B.C. These bunny rabbits were said to have originated on the continent of Europe.
deer stay for moire then 250000000 BC
There is no specific horse you have to use for horseback riding, as long as the horse is trained.
well the horses back has been on it as long as a horse has existed
Horseback riding lessons are safe for children as long as they are being supervised,and the company makes sure their animals are in good health. You could check the specific name of the company with the Better Business Bureau.
Dressage, Show Jumping, and Cross Country are the styles of horseback riding but there may or may not have been some western riding in there... Answer2: Currently only Dressage, Show Jumping, and Eventing are Olympic sports. In the past the high jump (puissance) and long jump were included, but these events were dropped in favor of the top three events. In the ancient Olympic chariot racing was involved, but this is also no longer included. Western riding has never been an Olympic sport and attempts to have sports like reining included have been turned down multiple times by the Olympic committee.
people have been horse back riding seance the 1900s and that is how long people have been horse back riding!!! People have been horseback riding for pleasure ever since it was discovered that horses could be ridden. Though after World War 2 the horse became more of a pleasure animal than a beast of burden.
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If you haven't been riding a long time then you should go around the barrels at a walk then work your way up to a canter and gallop.
around 4 hours
A long time ago, people rode on horses in shirts that looked like these... hunting for, well, rats.
There are many different types of adventure sports to enjoy. Adventure sports range from surfing, to backpacking, skiing and different types of horseback riding. Horseback riding is a very traditional adventure sport. Before you begin your horseback riding adventure, you must decide what type of riding appeals most to you. Different styles or disciplines of horseback riding require different kinds of equipment, instruction and venues. Some of the most popular forms of horseback riding are Western style riding and English Dressage. Western style horseback riding is the most popular form of riding in the American Southwest. One of the hallmarks of Western style riding is the large saddle and horn to grab onto when the horse starts trotting or galloping. The stirrups are also quite large, which enables a novice rider to keep his or her feet more firmly planted in the stirrups. Cowboys in the Old West traditionally ride their horses Western Style. This form of horseback riding is very easy to learn and is a great way to take day trips into the wilderness on horseback. Western Style riding is also a popular competitive form of riding. There are a number of Western Style competitions that an adept rider can enter into during the summer months in the American Southwest. The prize for winning these competitions comes in both the form of money and fame. The horse riding style of Dressage is an English horseback riding discipline. This style of horseback riding is based on traditional European techniques of guiding a horse through a series of intricate maneuvers, such as through posts, around poles and over long and short jumps, as the rider and horse travel along a pre-determined course. Dressage techniques are usually practiced in a formal riding ring or on an established riding course. A dressage rider will learn to use his or her hands, feet and voice to work with and guide the horse along a challenging dressage course. Many dressage riders compete in competitions that increase in levels of difficulty with each ensuing win. The judges of a dressage competition evaluate both the rider and the horse for smoothness through the transitions, contact, relaxation and overall performance. This form of horseback riding is extremely disciplined and precise. A rider who loves an exacting form of competition will thoroughly enjoy the adventure of ascending levels of competitive mastery required to be an excellent dressage rider.
A long time.
Ellen Whitaker has been riding since she was a toddler, she is now 23