The first species of horse arose in Asia, Europe and North America between 45 and 60 million years ago, during the period known as the Eocene. Partial fossils of this diminutive species were discovered in England in 1841 by the paleontologist Richard Owen, who referred to it as Hyracotherium, or "mole beast.".When did people start riding horses?
Indirect evidence shows that man started using a horse as far back as 6000 BC. However, it is believed that horseback riding may have begun around 4500 BC. Horse drawings existed as early as 3000 BC.What is the greatest horse in history?
Secretariat, byname Big Red, (foaled 1970), American racehorse (Thoroughbred) who is widely considered the greatest horse of the second half of the 20th century. A record-breaking money winner, in 1973 he became the ninth winner of the U.S. Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes).What is the oldest horse in history?
Share this article. The oldest horse ever was called Old Billy, who was foaled in Woolston, Lancashire in 1760, and was 62 years old when he died on November 27, 1822.