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The Horse
Posted: December 1st, 2008
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This exhibition at the Museum of Natural History explores explores every aspect of how nature’s most majestic creatures have shaped our world.

The sound is unmistakable: the thundering hooves of a running horse. Horses have been racing across the landscape for more than 50 million years – much longer than our own species has existed. But once horses and humans encountered each other, our two species became powerfully linked. Humans domesticated horses some 6,000 years ago, and over time, we have created more than 200 breeds, from the powerful Clydesdale to the graceful Arabian. As we have shaped horses to suit our needs on battlefields, farms and elsewhere, these animals have shaped human history. They have also captured our imagination and hearts. Millions of people rely on horses as their spirited, dedicated, much adored companions.

This exhibition is also funded by Rosalind P. Walter, who is also a funder of SundayArts.

  • Alicia Kershaw

    Thank you for highlighting therapeutic riding in the story, and for hitting the key point that the relationship between horses and people is uch a key part of what we do. You can find GALLOP at http://www.gallopnyc.org and other therapeutic riding programs at http://www.narha.org.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.