National Horse Day is dedicated to graceful, brave, strong and wise animals! Since ancient times, they have helped people: they delivered parcels, plowed land, accompanied them in wars … What would we do without them? Do not remain indifferent on December 13 and celebrate the holiday with us!
National Day was founded in 2004 by decree of the US Congress. Since then, people have been celebrating it with pleasure. Legends say that the Indians had primitive horses, but they died out before the arrival of Europeans. In the 16th century, the first colonists brought them back, but the indigenous population was not allowed to approach them. There was even a decree of the king of Spain, which put a ban on this, and this continued until 1528.
As time went on, the Indians fought with the settlers or simply stole horses. Some animals escaped from the settlements. So the Americans mastered riding and became excellent riders! Later, the escaped individuals grew wild and bred – the famous North American Mustangs appeared.
The first horses in the world began to exist about 9 thousand years ago. At that time, there were 4 types, 3 of them least of all resembled a modern look. Domestication took place about 6 years ago.
Did you know that horses:
- have the largest eyes of land animals;
- know how to doze off standing;
- differ in teeth – in females there are 36, in males 40;
- see almost 360 degrees;
- do not breathe through the mouth;
- have a phenomenal memory.
How to celebrate
Have you ever dreamed of riding? Make a wish come true on National Horse Day! We are sure that you will never forget this experience, and perhaps continue to ride professionally. Take care of horses or send a donation to foundations. Watch documentaries or feature films about these animals.
When is National Horse Day celebrated in 2022?
National Horse Day is observed on December 13 each year.