Horses and humans have an ancient relationship.
Asian nomads probably domesticated the first horses some 4,000 years ago, and the animals remained essential to humans.
There is only one species of domestic horse, but around 400 different breeds that specialize in everything from pulling wagons to racing.
All horses are grazers. While most horses are domesticated, others remain wild. Wild horses generally gather in groups of 3 to 20 animals.
A stallion (mature male) leads the group, which consists of mares (females) and young foals. When young males become colts, at around two years of age, the stallion drives them away. The colts then roam with other young males until they can gather their own band of females.
Horses have been useful to humans over the course of time in the area of riding, farming, racing and battle.
I hope you enjoyed reading this essay about horses as much as I had in writing it.