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Dawn of Domestication

Long after Eohippus first munched leaves in the temperate forests, man realized the potential in an alliance with the equine animal. The man/horse relationship has taken millennia to develop. What do you know about the earliest days of equine domestication? Take this quiz and find out. I'll score your quiz and return the results to you via email. Have fun!


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Which of the following peoples are not speculated to have been first to domesticate the horse?
Greeks
Chinese
nomads of the steppes

The earliest bits were of what *type*?
pelham
curb
snaffle

Who utilized the first true cavalry?
Hittites
Huns
Assyrians

One of the earliest writings on horsemanship was etched in cuneiform characters on four clay tablets by ... ?
Simon of Athens
Xenophon
Kikkuli

Which of the following animals was domesticated first?
onager
ox
horse

Where did the stirrup first make its appearance?
Egypt
Persia
India

Nearly all horsemen of ancient times rode ... ?
geldings
stallions
mares

Who first invented the curb-type bit?
Celts
Greeks
Persians

Who first perfected the use of the chariot as an instrument of combat?
Hittites
Sumerians
Etruscans

Which of the following peoples are not speculated to have invented the saddlecloth?
Huns
Scythians
Assyrians

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