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Jul 24, 2010
Four Foundations Theory of the Horse
What is the Four Foundations Theory? This theory tries to explain how horses evolved into the domesticated form of horse we have today.
Forest horses adapted to the forested environments of Central Europe, the draft subspecies developed to handle the damp, cold environments of Northern Europe, with a small, stocky body covered in shaggy hair, the oriental type developed in the dry, arid deserts of the Middle East, becoming tall, slim, and energetic and the tarpan evolved to handle the cold, dry world of Northern Asia, being small, sturdy, and somewhat shaggy.
This is, however, only a theory.
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