Horses coloring, painting game
Horses coloring, painting game. The horse has evolved over the past 50 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today. The first domestication of the horses was probably in the steppes of central Asia around 4000 BC, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC. These first animals were kept for meat and milk. As early man became more mobile undoubtedly horses began to be used as pack animals. Most domesticated horses begin training undersaddle between the ages of two and four. They reach full adult development by age five, and have an average lifespan of 30 years. Horses are able to sleep both standing up and lying down. Female horses, carry their young for approximately 11 months. In the past, they were considered unintelligent, but modern studies show that they perform a number of cognitive tasks, with mental challenges. Like horses, zebras walk, trot, canter and gallop. Zebras are highly social, they live in herds. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and asses, they have never been truly domesticated.