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Horses changed the way humans lived. Once people started riding horses they could travel long distances in a short time. On horseback they could hunt for food more effectively. With a horse, people could carry more crops and do more work.
The first horse weighed less than twelve pounds. These small creatures had arched backs, short tails and long snouts. Instead of a single-toed hoof they had four hoof like toes on their front feet and hooves with three toes in the back.
Some of the most famous people in history had horses that were almost as famous as they were.
Horse Owner Bucephalus Alexander the Great Traveller Robert E. Lee Copenhagen The Duke of Wellington Marengo Napoleon Trigger Roy Rodgers