Sculpture_Browse the collection
Horse head to Pair of Horses with Riders
3rd century BCE-3rd century
3rd C. BCE-3rd C. CE
12 3/4 x 14 1/4 in. (32.4 x 36.2 cm)
Gift of Mortimer C. Leventritt
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People who ride horses. RHDEL2 [February 1994 related term added. February 1993 related term added. December 1992 alternate term added. April 1992 lead-in term added. December 1990 descriptor added.]
Equus caballus (species)
Original populations of Equus caballus were once found in the steppe zone from Poland to Mongolia. Now domesticated, horses occur throughout the world and in feral populations in some areas. Three of the several early breeds of horse - Przewalski's horse from central Asia, the tarpan from eastern Europe and the Ukrainian steppes, and the forest horse of northern Europe - are generally thought to have been the ancestral stock of modern domestic horses. According to this line of thinking, Przewalski's horse and the tarpan formed the basic breeding stock from which the southerly 'warm-blooded' horses developed, while the forest horse gave rise to the heavy, 'cold-blooded' breeds. All modern breeds are divided as light, fast, spirited breeds typified by the modern Arabian, heavier, slower, and calmer working breeds typified by the Belgian, and intermediate breeds typified by the Thoroughbred. They are also classified according to where they originated (e.g., Percheron, Clydesdale, and Arabian), by the principal use of the horse (riding, draft, coach horse), and by their outward appearance and size (light, heavy, pony).
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