HORSE INSPIRED-SONGS

HORSE MUSIC BOXES


Top 6 songs inspired by horses

And is that this is a special place for horse lovers, and the music could not be left out; because in this art they are also our muse. Here I leave you with the top 6 of the best songs of all time inspired by our equine friend. These soliped herbivores have made life a little easier for us, they are such intelligent animals,  and noble, haughty and faithful like few others, that’s why I called him the second best friend of man … and I say second because not all of us can have a horse at home … anyway … as the saying goes: horse who loves the owner, even breathes like him.

OLD HORSE (CABALLO VIEJOROBERTO TORRES)

And for me this is number one, a beautiful love song of Popular music by Roberto Torres; If you want to get melancholic, sit and listen to it. Here is a phrase … “They give him a horse because he is old and tired” But they don’t realize that a heart is tied ‘ When they let go of the rein It’s horse runaway .

LA POTRA ZAINA-Juan Vicente Torrealba.


This is its original lyrics in Spanish, it is part of the popular music in Colombia, and it was the chorus of a beautiful and romantic love novel many years ago, I leave you a part of the verse in Spanish, and what more or less you want say in english.

Les contaré señores
La historia muy bonita
De linda potranquita
Con ojos soñadores

Colita de caballo
Andar pasi trotero
De crines muy hermosas
Corría por los esterosEra una potra muy singular
No conocía el amor
No conocía corral
No conocía bozal
Solo quería vivir
Por el palmarEra la potra zaina
La flor de la llanura
Caballos y potrones
Sufrían por su hermosura


“I will tell you gentlemen the very nice story Of cute filly, with dreamy eyes, horse tail Pasi trotero, of very beautiful mane, ran through the estuaries It was a very unique filly I didn’t know love I didn’t know corral I didn’t know muzzle I just wanted to live By palmar It was the filly zaina The flower of the plain Horses and colts They suffered for its beauty”

Well, more or less that would be

WILD HORSES (The Rolling Stones)

1971 One of the great ballads of the British band, composed in 1969 but published on the essential album Sticky Fingers (1971) two years later, with beautiful packaging designed by Andy Warhol for one of the most legendary covers of rock. The Stonian legend tells that it was Keith Richards who felt like a wild horse when he had to leave his son Marlon to go on tour with the band. However, there is another reading according to which Mick Jagger rewrote a large part of the lyrics to reflect his feelings about the breakup with Marianne Faithfull, his girlfriend at the time, without forgetting the usual references to the topic of drugs (horse is the meaning used for heroin). Metaphorical horses and symbolism aside, we find ourselves before one of the best songs by the Stones, surrounded by extreme sensitivity and which was re-recorded in acoustic format for his album Stripped (1995), in addition to being the subject of numerous later versions. Equine nectar.

BABIECA HIEDE (Los Ganglios). 2014

Equine musical surrealism. The Extremaduran-Swedish trio, champion of porc music, pay homage in this cheeky song to one of the most famous horses in history. Babieca stinks does not leave you indifferent, or you instantly hate her or you fall surrendered to the absurd and you cannot stop humming her medieval techno and her impossible verses endlessly: Forage in the morning, carrot at noon and after the battle … sugar! . Authors of several internet classics of recent years, such as L.O.L, Soy el Papa negro or Eres mutante, our equine theme was included in their latest album Lubricante (2014). The video clip of the song, something that is usually taken care of a lot in Los Ganglios, is a maddening succession of images related to El Cid Campeador, the horses and the Middle Ages everywhere. Tighten the straps, we’re leaving …

BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES (Echo & The Bunnymen). 1985


Liverpool did not only leave a distinguished quartet. In the eighties and nineties, one of the most perfectionist bands in history triumphed unquestionably thanks to the charismatic Ian McCulloch, the essential Echo & The Bunnymen. Authors of true works of pop goldsmithing, in 1985 they included the excellent unpublished song Bring on the dancing horses in the compilation Songs to learn & sing. Dancing horses ?, the strange lyrics of the song allow this and other metaphorical licenses on a misty psychedelic background, a beautiful melody and a catchy chorus: Bring on the dancing horses, wherever they may roam, shiver and say the words, of every lie you’ve heard. The theme featured a curious and dreamlike video clip directed by the renowned silhouette-based Anton Corbijn, in which even a cow appears among the disturbing horses that accompany the musicians. Thirty years of galloping now for a song that is still tasted like the first day.

 A HORSE WITH NO NAME (America).1971

Originally named Desert song, London band America’s first single was also their first big hit, and one of their most memorable songs. A horse with no name triumphed more on the other side of the Atlantic than in Europe, despite being vetoed by some radio stations for their alleged references to drug use (something they always denied); in 1972 it reached number one on the American lists and second place on the British. The song narrates a trip to the desert in search of our origins and our destiny, a mystical introspection written by Dewey Bunnell, inspired by a trip he made to visit his family in Arizona, where the same desert that John Wayne rode one day left him impressed. With acoustic instrumentation in the vein of Neil Young or Crosby, Stills & Nash (oddly enough, the song pushed Young’s Heart of gold from number one), the song is loaded with epic and elaborate vocal harmonies that help us on our own journey inside, like a nameless horse unable to find its destiny.


I hope you liked this selection of songs inspired by our wheelies, do you have any other in mind that we can add?

HORSE MUSIC BOXES

THE BEST HORSE AND PONY TATTOOS FOR HER AND FOR HIM.

TOP THE BEST HORSE TATOO

And if you are thinking of taking your love and passion to another level, and what you want is to take it with you always, even in your car, your bed and your shower. Well, what better demonstration of love than tattooing it indelibly on your skin. I assure you that it will never leave you. I made a selection of the best tattoo designs on the net, with their meaning. Maybe I can help you in this difficult selection.


In general terms, the horse is a symbol of: Nobility (especially white horses)

. Freedom

. Grace

. Strength

. Courage

. Fertility and Renaissance

. Power

. Intelligence

. Beauty

. Company

. Death (black horses).

So you should think carefully about what is the feeling you want to capture in the image of the steed that you are going to make on your skin.

There are a wide variety of designs, ranging from realistic printing to slightly more magical and mystical versions. It all depends on the context in which you want to put it. Since they were introduced in the early 18th century by European settlers, equine cattle farming has been one of the highlights of the American Plains tribes.

The color of its coat is an aspect that we should not overlook especially if what we are going to do is tattoo it. For example, it is no coincidence that fairy tales abound in stories about knights who, on the back of their white horses, ride to rescue a distressed damsel; On the other hand, the black horse is seen in many traditions as a symbol of bad omen. You also have to see the cultural approach.


HORSE TATTOOS

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The word “pegasus” is said to mean lightning, illumination and as a symbol it means the same as a horse. A horse is always loyal, tough and fast, but it has other characteristics thanks to its wings, which give it similar meanings to some birds. For example, we can add that it also represents freedom and a mind, heart and spirit always on the rise, flying.

The most common meaning of unicorn tattoos is to represent “everything good in life.” It is considered a symbol of good luck and although it is used by some men it is considered a very feminine image. … Unicorn tattoos are also a symbol of ‘purity’ and ‘virginity’.

Here I leave you some wall stickers that maybe can serve as inspiration, and while you dare to do it on your skin, you can put it in the meantime on your wall and decorate your room, full of things of little horses everywhere.

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THE BESTS HORSE A PONY MOVIES

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TOP 6 A HORSE MOVIES

Prepare for you a selection of movies, asl most voted and highest rated in amazon prime video. Are you ready for a marathon? ¡HI YO SILVER¡

🥇 Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story


HD. A horse-loving family risks everything to nurse an injured racehorse back to health–and get him back on the track.
With over 700 5-star ratings, this family movie is sure to bring you a few tears. Highly recommended.

🥇 Secretariat

Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion. The best thing is that if you see it from this link you have extra bonus content that you cannot see from other places. And you already know that Disney productions for family living are spectacular. I give 10 points also to this production.

🥇Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron


And how were we going to put aside this other adventure that Disney offers us. This movie is spectacular to tears. I do not get tired of seeing her. Join Spirit, a wild young mustang, on an action-packed quest against impossible odds. In his courageous and thrilling journey across the American frontier, Spirit forms a remarkable friendship with a Lakota brave, outwits a relentless group of soldiers, and falls for a beautiful mare named Rain. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a spectacular tale about discovering the true hero inside of you.

🥇The Horse Boy

Surely you should already know that horses generate a very special connection with humans, and that because of this they are often used as a therapeutic aid in cases of children and adults with some social connection or learning problems. This movie is based on it. She is a beautiful story.

An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, “The Horse Boy” follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in an attempt to find healing for him.

🥇🥇 War Horse

In this story Spilger showed off. And the number of views and positive ratings also demonstrate this. You want to cry, get excited and have a good time. This story is spectacular, please you cannot stop seeing it.

🥇🥇The Water Horse


The rocking horses accompany us everywhere, we have them in the sky on earth, and of course in the sea! . When a lonely young boy named Angus discovers a large, mysterious egg along the shores of Loch Ness, no one is prepared for what lies within. He soon discovers that the strange, mischievous hatchling inside is none other than The Water Horse, the loch’s most mysterious and fabled creature! But with the Water Horse growing ten times its size every day, Angus finds it increasingly dificult…Do you want me to tell it? … no, go see it

That’s my top 6 best movies about horses, do you have another one in mind I put 10 stars on all of them … ¿how many will you put on them?

BOOKS AND TALES OF HORSES AND PONIES

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The 6 best book about horses and ponies for kids

I took the time to make you a list with a brief summary of the 6 best-selling books in amazon, that tells stories and accounts of ponies and horses that are focused on a children’s audience. If you want to teach your children your little brother about love for our equine friends, then take a look at this top 6.

National Geographic Kids Ponies and Horses Sticker Activity Book:

Over 1,000 Stickers! (NG Sticker Activity Books): An interactive book chock-full of adorable ponies and regal horses, this is the National Geographic Kids signature content in a sticker and activity book format. Packed with mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities, and more, kids are sure to love these pages loaded with fun!

If I Ran the Horse Show:

All About Horses (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library): Calling all young equestrians and Cat (in the Hat) fanciers! In this latest installment of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, the Cat introduces Sally and Nick—and beginning readers—to all things horsey. At his Super-Tremendous-Stupendous Horse Show, the Cat explains how horses and people have worked together since ancient times; the difference between fillies, foals, yearlings, mares, colts, dams, sires, and stallions; horse anatomy from nose to tail; the work of a farrier, Western vs English riding; and much, much more—including fun facts about 13 of the most popular horse breeds! Fans of the new PBS Kids preschool science show the Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (which is based on The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) will whinny with glee over this new addition to the series!

For Horse-Crazy Girls Only: Everything You Want to Know About Horses :

Is your first and second favorite animal a horse? Is your bedroom covered with horse posters on your walls and horse models on your shelves? Would you rather muck out a stall than clean your room? Then you are absolutely, undeniably horse crazy, and For Horse-Crazy Girls Only is the book for you! This is the only comprehensive book about everything a horse-crazy girl needs to know about horses. You’ll learn everything from the different breeds of horses, to how a horse’s body works, to the quirky little things that make the horse the BEST animal ever. Author Christina Wilsdon even shares ideas for horse-themed parties, and suggestions for the best horse movies to watch with your friends. And that’s just the beginning.

Summer Pony (A Stepping Stone Book(TM):

Ginny has always dreamed of having her very own pony, so when her parents agree to rent her a pony for the summer, Ginny is thrilled! But when Mokey arrives, she is shaggy, dirty, and half-starved–not at all what Ginny had in mind. Can Ginny still have the summer of her dreams?

🖤The Everything Book of Horses and Ponies:

A must-have for every animal-loving child, this is the cutest introduction to everything kids want to know about horses and ponies.

Do you dream about riding a horse and want to really get to know them? Would you like to learn how to look after a horse, what kit to use, or enter the world of equestrian sports? Discover the secrets of gorgeous horses and ponies in this fun, lively book. Packed with colorful photos, fur-tastic facts, and bite-sized information, The Everything Book of Horses and Ponies takes you into their fascinating world. Find out about favorite breeds from Shire horse to Shetland pony. Learn about horses and ponies from around the globe, and be amazed by their beautiful colorings and patterns. Young equine enthusiasts will be champing at the bit to read this wonderful treasury of horses and ponies

🖤The Smallest Horse (Pony Dreams Book 1)

The Smallest Horse tells the story of Trixie, a miniature horse who worries she’s not big enough to have an important job on the ranch. Children will delight in this heartwarming tale as they follow Trixie’s misadventures and ultimate realization that she does indeed have a very special purpose on the ranch.

This is the first book in the Pony Dreams series. All of the horses in the Pony Dreams stories are real, and each one has a distinct personality, a unique life experience and different likes and dislikes. After children read the story, they can visit the Pony Dreams website to meet Trixie and the rest of the herd through a series of fun and educational videos and posts about the horses and the topics broached in each book.

The 6 best book about horses for adult


Of course we not only have children’s literature, adults can also have fun, cry or be surprised with the stories and books dedicated to our equine friends.

❤ How to Think Like a Horse: The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do Kindle Edition

In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

The Man Who Listens To Horses

When Monty Roberts was thirteen years old he went off on his own to the deserts of Nevada to watch mustangs in the wild. What he learned about their methods of communication changed his life forever.

The Man Who Listens to Horses reveals his deep love and understanding of horses. We learn how, through his relationship with various horses, he gradually developed the methods which enabled him to communicate in their own language: a silent language of gestures like signing for the deaf.

According to Monty, anyone can learn the language of the horse and anyone can learn his Join-Up(R) methods. In this book he tells you how. This is the bestselling autobiography that spread Monty Roberts’ message across the world and changed his life forever.

Unique and inspirational, and with a message that resonates far wider than its application to horses, it might change your life too.

The Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd

A surprise birthday gift plunged Joe and his wife, Kathleen, into the world of horses as complete neophytes without a clue as to what a horse needed or wanted. They searched for logic and sense in the rule books of traditional horse care. What they found was not what they had expected.

Written for everyone who has ever loved a horse or ever loved the idea of loving a horse, this memoir leads us on a voyage of discovery as Joe and Kathleen navigate uncharted territory on their way to achieving a true relationship with their horses. Joe Camp’s inspiring book unlocks the mystery of a majestic creature who has survived on earth, without assistance, for fifty-five million years and teaches us that the lessons he learned apply not only to horses but also to our relationships with people.

Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide: Conversations with Horses in Their Language

Horse Speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, you “get it,” and you have ideas you want to share with him, too.

The result? Time with your horse will be full of what horse trainer and equine-assisted learning instructor Sharon Wilsie of Wilsie Way Horsemanship calls Conversations, and soon the all-too-common misunderstandings that occur between horse and human will evolve into civil discussions with positive and progressive results! Learn Horse Speak in 12 easy steps; understand equine communication via breath and body language; and discover the Four Gs of Horse Speak: Greeting, Going Somewhere, Grooming, and Gone. Practice regulating your intensity, and sample dozens of ready-made Conversations with your horse, as step-by-step templates and instructional color photographs walk you through the eye-opening process of communicating on a whole new level.

Horses Never Lie: The Heart of Passive Leadership

In Horses Never Lie, renowned horse trainer Mark Rashid challenges the conventional wisdom of “alpha leadership” and teaches the reader to become a “passive leader”—a counterpart to the kind of horse other members of a herd choose to associate with and to follow. Applying Rashid’s principles and techniques helps cultivate horse personalities that are responsive and dependable regardless of the rider. Reliving Rashid’s experiences with him, you will come to feel the same sort of compassion and appreciation for your horses that you do for the people in your life. This new edition features added introductory notes for each chapter that contribute to a more complete understanding of Rashid’s methods and philosophy.

Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America’s Most Renowned Horsemen

“I’ve started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I’ve tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned why a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider. ” –Buck Brannaman

In THE FARAWAY HORSES, Brannaman shares his methods for training and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Robert Redford’s movie The Horse Whisperer, for which he was the technical advisor. *Authoratative figure in horsemanship
*Reveals the key to understanding animals
BUCK BRANNAMAN is a horse gentler–not a horse “breaker”–who has started more than 10,000 young horses in his clinics. He lives with his family in Sheridan, Wyoming.

WILLIAM REYNOLDS is the associate publisher of Cowboys & Indians magazine. He lives with his family in Santa Ynez, California.


I hope you like the selection of books I made. I recommend that you read them, that ensures great entertainment.

THE SEA PONY

These fish known as bony or teleost fish are classified in the same family as needles and pipe fish, a species in the Syngnathidae family. The word hippocampus is the one that is formally used to name this animal, this word comes from two terms of the classical Greek: hippos, which means ‘horse’, and kampos, which translates ‘sea monster’. Although the classification of the different species of wheelies is very problematic, they are all grouped within the same genus, Hippocampus.

The seahorses or sea pony owe their name is due to the peculiar similarity that their head presents with that of horses, in fact, this characteristic of having the head at a right angle to the rest of the body does not occur in any other genus of fish, they live near the coasts, between the seagrass prairie and algae.


Seahorses are an endangered species, since their natural habitats are constantly threatened, they usually live among algae, mangroves, corals and in estuaries, coral areas are dynamited or destroyed, and are at great risk disappearance due to the greenhouse effect; In addition to them, estuaries are among the most polluted areas, all this means that the existence of our marine ponies is threatened.

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The size of adult wheelies varies enormously, ranging from the small Hippocampus minotaur, a species discovered in Australia that does not exceed 18 mm. long, the enormous Hippocampus ingens, a species of the Pacific that exceeds 30 cm., from the tip of its tail to the top of its head. Of course, their weight also varies within the same species, females when they have mature eggs and males when they are pregnant. The Hippocampus guttulatus, our beloved rocking horse, measures about 15 cm. of length.


Seahorse Characteristics


As we have just mentioned in this species it is the males who become pregnant, it is the only species of animal where it is the male who becomes pregnant. The female seahorse uses her ovipositor to insert the mature eggs into the male’s incubator bag, inside which they are fertilized. We know that pregnant animals are male because they produce sperm, while female animals produce eggs, thus meeting the basic biological definition of both sexes.


Once fertilized, the eggs are embedded in the wall of the bag being wrapped by the tissues that line the inside of the bag. The bag is sealed by closing and the male then develops the embryos. Oxygen diffuses through the capillaries of the tissue that lines the eggs. The hormones help create a placental fluid that bathes a small part of the egg that protrudes from the tissues of the bag. The medium created by the fluid in the pouch is altered during pregnancy, from being similar to body fluids to resembling the surrounding sea water, presumably to reduce the stress of the young at delivery.


The pregnancy of our sea pony can last between 10 days and 6 weeks, this depending on the species and the temperature of the sea water. Once this period has elapsed, the male will go into labor, and through contractions and pumping from the inside of his bag to the outside, for several hours, he will expel the offspring, which are miniature replicas of their parents, with a size of about 7 to 11 mm. long, and that they are able to manage by themselves immediately after birth. They are completely independent and do not return to the bag after birth.

Seahorses are carnivorous animals, they feed on other fish, they do not have teeth or stomachs, they suck their prey whole up to 3 cm away. Because they lack stomachs, wheelies have to eat most of the time due to the rapid digestion process. And just as quickly as he eats, he defecates. They feed on small crustaceans, invertebrates and fish larvae. And its main food in the aquarium is Artemia, a small crustacean. A seahorse can ingest 3,000 brine shrimp a day.


Other characteristics of our marine ponies is that they are monogamous, once they choose their partner, they will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Their life expectancy ranges from 1 to 5 years of life in the wild. The morphology and position of the body, where they have a dorsal fin that moves about 35 times per second, and with their pecs that they use as a rudder, this can make them so tired when moving that they can die from it.

THE FIGURE OF THE PONY IN THE BIG BRANDS

There are so many qualities that horses have, that even in many of the big brands they use it as a figure for their logos and to identify their products; For example, it is well known that in the automobile industry, this animal became the emblematic seal of one of the classics that Ford managed to introduce to the market, and I imagine that you must already know who I am talking about, right? And who has not dreamed of a Mustang; this line of vehicles was based on the characteristics of this breed of horse, speed, agility and strength, despite the size they have, in short, it was an overwhelming concept very well achieved in the vehicle. We can even find accessories such as this jacket that refers to the emblematic Ford vehicle.

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Of course, we cannot leave out one of the most recognized vehicle brands, and that for obvious reasons they could not leave the horse out of their image; Ferrari is another of the brands that uses it clearly and imposingly, with the concept of speed and lightness.

They also dared to launch a very interesting line of products, and of course as a central figure, they carry their logo, that yellow shield with a black Mustang on it. In addition, it seems that their brands have been so successful that they are now perceived as a lifestyle that is why so many product lines were developed around them.

But, why do they use it in the auto industry?

As I mentioned before, the idea of ​​this type of image is to transmit speed and freedom mainly, and what better way to do it than a horse. That is why it is also common for us to see it in sports items, such as clothing, accessories, equipment, etc.

Even it is also used in the liquor industry, these usually include in their image a stallion to transmit to the consumer the high quality of the product and the adherence to traditions, as was used by White Horse, and the Mustang brand of cigarettes.

But not only do we see our equine friends in the automobile line, they also made their way in the fashion industry, proof of them is the line of POLO BY RALPH LOREN and BURBERRY LONDON, where you can see how their logo is The figure of the horse ridden by its rider and its logos are so involved in the market that it is only enough to see this little horse to know who it is clearly representing.

It should be noted that in addition to the characteristics of speed, strength and freedom to develop these brands, the concepts of loyalty, durability and pure beauty have been taken from the image of our ponies. This is how makeup brands such as PONY EFFECT have successfully entered the market and the beauty industry.

And what about the children’s industry, which, with television shows, movies and a large line of products ranging from toys to the fashion industry, have managed to steal the hearts of both boys and adults, and this is the case. from our friends My Little pony; But we will not talk much about them here, since I have dedicated an exclusive section to them on this website.

As we can, my dear lovers of ponies and horses, it has been known to take good advantage of these equine qualities and turn them into the hallmarks of the brand they represent.

The truth is that around this beautiful specimen we can associate everything we can think of. In particular, I am a horse lover and the number of objects that are related to it are thousands and thousands. If not, how about this clothing brand that has a line of products made for us! Look what beautiful clothes, I want them all for me. Take a look I am sure you are going to fall in love with one of them. And the best thing is that they are of excellent quality, that’s why I recommend them. Especially if they are in times of cold my dear pony lovers.

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THE HORSE AS A MAGICAL AND MYTHOLOGICAL ANIMAL; STORIES OF PEGASUS AND UNICORNS

First define what we know today as a horse; From classification in the animal kingdom, this is considered a perissodactyl herbivore, that is, of the Order of placental mammals. From his taxonomy we see him as an imposing being with a long neck and arched and populated by long manes, and a long abundant tail that looks like mane. The female of the horse is called mare and respectively their young are male foals or foals, and if they are female fillies or fillies.

The breeding and use of the horse by man and its domestication dates back to approximately 3600 BC. C., in the region of Kazakhstan.

¿ But what is the authentic origin of the horse?¿ What if we have heard of it even in Greek mythology and in fairy tales, with spectacular additional features like horned wings, and with supernatural powers?

Unicorns

Unicorns particularly emerge as protagonists in Viking stories and legends, they are not mythological beings as many think, in fact, in the stories that arise through it they were considered real, for this reason the Greek writers of natural history were convinced of their existence , and they were located in India, a fabulous and distant kingdom for them.

The oldest known representation of unicorns is that of the Greek physician Ctesias, in his book Indica who described them as wild, light-footed donkeys, having a horn one and a half cubits (70 cm) in length, and colored white, red and black, dates back to 400 BC. C. during his expeditions to India; he described it as a wild animal from India with the “appearance” of a horse, but with the white body, the purple head and the intense blue eyes, here the horn of this prodigious beast, was the protagonist, since It had medicinal properties that allowed stomach problems, epilepsy and even poisonings to heal.

They described him as an animal with solitary habits and very elusive, but equally aggressive, so his hunting was particularly difficult. The nobles of the Middle Ages sent hunters to India to hunt the unicorn, it was chased by its horn due to all the properties it had; among them making the person who administered it very long-lived, they attributed the gift of eternal youth, and for obtaining this remedy against death, the nobles of antiquity paid incredible numbers.

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But how are unicorns similar to Pegasus, what is their similarity? If we look at the modern image of the unicorn also has wings, but how could you read previously, the unicorn in none of its ancient descriptions has wings on its body, then what is the difference with the Pegasus?


Pegasus is the beautiful winged horse and is one of the most famous stories of Greek mythology, Pegasus was born from the sea, was the son of Poseidon, and was the first horse to occupy a place next to the Gods of Olympus.

The strongest story in reference to its birth is that it emerged from the neck of Medusa when Perseus cut its throat, when its blood came into contact with the sea, it was fertilized and from there this mythical creature was born, capable of flying with its imposing wings and capable of make the water come out of the ground every time he stepped on it.

Pegasus was admired by Bellerophon who managed to calm the indomitable beast for a time with a gold bridle that the goddess Athena gave him, this allowed him to ride it and win important battles like the one he had with the Chimera.  With this book learn more about fantastic Greek mythology.

But when Bellerophon’s ego climbed to the point of wanting to be just one more God of Olympus, he unleashed the fury of Zeus who sent an insect to bite Pegasus while he rode him, causing him to knock him to the ground, and allowing Pegasus escape the golden bridle and be free again. This is how Zeus named him owner of lightning and thunder as a symbol of his power, and named him as guide to the carriage of Aurora. It was Zeus who also gave him a place in the sky by turning it into a constellation. Beauty that we can still admire today.

As we can see, the horse as a symbol of power has been well represented in the fantastic stories, with wings and horns or without these particular characteristics, the horse as we know it today is still an animal symbol of domination and imposing and spirited, and with unrivaled features that remain a symbol of beauty, elegance and rebellion.


If you want to learn more about Greek mythology 👈and history, if you want to know more about the ancestors of horses 👈, or an endless number of other stories👈, I leave you in these book links that can help enrich your knowledge and love about our equine friends .

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