Monday Minstrel: Quote

“The history of Mankind is carried on the back of a horse.”    Author Unknown

Once the horse was domesticated and humans learned to ride a new world opened up. No  longer limited to transporting ourselves on our two legs  we could traverse continents on horses.  Battles were not longer scrapping about on the ground but now mounted military charged and changed the battlefield forever.  And then came the rise of the Equestrian Class; one of two aristocratic classes of ancient Rome. Throughout history the aristocracy were those who could afford horses and the commoners,those who could not.  Mankind’s history has indeed been carried on the back of a horse.

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  1. I saw your page via Heather’s and Dizzy’s page, thought I’d drop by to say hello. Nice to e-meet you. Nice site.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks for the reblog!

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      1. dray0308 says:

        You are welcome!

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  2. Horses actually influenced cars through carriages, correct? They have impacted us a LOT through time.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      We stlll talk about engines in terms of “horse power” today!

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  3. Amazing analysis of how horses change mankind’s history. When I first read the header quote, I didn’t get it until I read your narrative. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are most welcome.

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