History In The Headlines

Category: Horses

Przewalski horses in Western Mongolia (Credit: Claudia Feh/Association pour le cheval de Przewalski)

Scientists Decode DNA of 700,000-Year-Old Horse

By analyzing a tiny fossil preserved in Yukon permafrost, scientists have been able to decode the genome of a horse that lived and died some 700,000 years ago.

secretariat

Secretariat’s Record-Breaking Run, 40 Years Later

Forty years after he entered the history books, check out some surprising facts about an American equine icon.

Charge of the Light Brigade

The Last Major Cavalry Charge, 70 Years Ago

Seventy years ago, what many consider the last major cavalry charge took place in the Soviet Union.

triple-crown-thumb

Horse Racing’s Triple Crown: 10 Fast Facts

As I’ll Have Another drops out of Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, it will be at least another year before a horse can finally win American racing’s ultimate prize.

Horse Domestication

Horse Domestication Happened Across Eurasia, Study Shows

A new DNA study suggests that different groups of people independently tamed horses starting 10,000 years ago.

War Animals

War Animals From Horses to Glowworms: 7 Incredible Facts

Explore fascinating stories about the important military contributions of horses and other animals throughout history.

Spotted Horses

Cave Painters Didn’t Dream Up Spotted Horses, Study Shows

DNA challenges the theory that prehistoric artists depicted spotted horses before they even existed.