Parallel Evolution


Horses and humans have always had a unique relationship. Ever since ancient times, humans and horses have helped each other survive, and like all other domesticated animals, they still help us with everyday lives today. In fact, there have been accounts of horses (sometimes wild) being attracted to humans knowing that humans would often provide for them. It is kind of amazing that two completely separate species have evolved side by side for so many years and are still an integral part of one another’s’ existence.

The thing about horses and humans is that they are one of the many instances of symbiotic relationships that are still seen today. Dogs for example are another species that have been domesticated from wild animals and are now simply part of human life. Horses and other domesticated animals have gotten to the point where wild horses are sort of a rarity.

Amazing biology

Biologically, horses are much different than they were thousands of years ago, and much of this reason is because of being domesticated. Domesticated species have different biology than wild animals, and need much less feral traits in order to survive. And although wild horses still do exist, most are domesticated and much more docile. In time, there may be no wild horses left in the world simply because they are so useful to humans, and say what you want about it, but both species have been crucial to the other species survival. Evolving side by side to make the lives of both species better.


The Countryside


Those that have traveled the countryside know the vast amount of wildlife contained therein. If you are anything like me, you grew up around nature and learned at a young age to appreciate. Now, as an adult, I long for the country and the peace that it brings, along with the wildlife. Fortunately, there is a way to get back to your country roots at an affordable price.

Limo tours through the country offer a way to see the country at an affordable price and a way to experience its beauty without owning property in the country. Limo Canton, for example offers affordable tours through all parts of the Midwest, showing people that you do not need to live in the country in order to experience its beauty. Getting back to nature is what humans crave, and it becomes increasingly harder as people grow up.

A unique experience

What I have found from my newfound love for limo tours is that the country offers so much more than I remember. Now, where there used to be expanses of land, are rich crops and wine countries that can offer a million different things to do for anyone on any budget. The limo allows you to enjoy the countryside to the fullest while giving you a guided tour through all that it has to offer.

Perhaps growing up means getting away from nature, but humans are best suited for nature. The best way to get back to that is through guided limo tours in your favorite part of the country. No matter who you are, the best way to reconnect with nature is at your own leisure and at an affordable price. It may not always be easy to get to the country, but with guided limo tours, you always have a ride.

Extinct breeds


It is sad to think about, but more horse breeds are extinct than there are those that are living. And while this is true for most species, it is even sadder to think about because humans and horses are so connected from a historical standpoint. Many of the ancient horses have either been interbred with different species, or lived in such remote locations that they were unable to spread any further than their small native lands.

However, some good has come out of human interaction with horses, and that is the creation of new breeds. Some breeds such as Thoroughbreds have become the standard for race horses, meaning that many breeds that may have become extinct have been perpetuated through cross-breeding with such breeds.

The future

It is difficult to say what the future holds, but we do know that some breeds will become crossed with other breeds and our conservation efforts have become greater throughout the years. This means that many breeds that may have gone extinct without our help can now thrive and become more relevant on a global scale.

The fact is, nobody can really stop species from going extinct, but what we can do is be more mindful of our impact on nature and do our part to preserve these beautiful species. There is no doubt that humans have been a detriment to many species, but we have also saved many others. Horses and humans will always be close in our evolution, and hopefully we can work to better protect them.

The fastest horse


When people think about horses, there are a number of questions that run through their mind. What is the oldest horse? What is the fastest horse? What is the biggest horse? Well, all of these are pretty subjective and the answer may differ depending on who you ask. However when it comes to speed, there is one answer that many can agree upon, and that is the Thoroughbred. Thoroughbred racing horses are some of the fastest worldwide, and many of the winners of the most prominent races in the world have been thoroughbreds such as Secretariat.

Part of a long lineage of selective breeding, the Thoroughbred is not only inherently one of the fastest breeds, but has been widely accepted as the only option for breeding racing horses. And although there are options to go with other breeds, the competitive nature of horse racing almost demands a Thoroughbred.

Why are they so fast?

Well of course part of the answer to this is genetics, but other factors do come into play. Much like dogs, horse breeds have developed over the years to serve the purpose that people intended them for. Much like a Labrador is bred for hunting, the Thoroughbred is bred for racing. The inherent biology of their breed combined with the ways in which they are and continue to be bred both contribute to their speed and aptitude for racing. Humans play a large role in determining how breeds will behave, and this is incredibly evident with the racing Thoroughbred.

The perfect summer beverage


There are some people that are just attuned to summer. They know all of the greatest events, and ways to spend the days. They also know the perfect beverage to enjoy while doing so. In some cases anybody can be an expert at summer simply by knowing what to look for. For many, hard cider has been the drink of choice for the summer and fall months. Aside from knowing that its taste is nothing like anything else, there are a number of cider enthusiasts that even know the alcohol content of hard cider.

It is these people that have done the research and know that hard cider is the drink of the future, a crisp, refreshing beverage that can be enjoyed at any time during the year, but is especially wonderful during the summer months.

Brewing your own

Summer is synonymous with fun in the sun and doing activities that cannot be done during the rest of the year. For many, this includes brewing their own cider. There are many wonderful sources with the perfect hard cider recipe that will not only give you the beverage you desire, but give you an activity to partake in during the warm months when everyone just wants to get out there and get things done.

There is an entire subculture of people that enjoy brewing their own cider, and also have the ability to find the joy in life. There may be a connection between these two things, but there is a chance that cider and fun are just a natural pair. Whether you are someone that just enjoys a hard cider once in awhile, or someone that is interested in brewing their own, Blake’s Hard Cider website is a great resource for everything hard cider.


Summer is on the horizon, and hard cider is the drink of a new generation. To find out how hard cider is becoming the most popular drink in the United States and to find useful resources on facts about hard cider, recipes, visit the company that helped put hard cider on the map. For more information on everything listed above click here.

Gaining popularity


Horse racing has long been a sport of prestige throughout Europe and the United States. Often enjoyed by royalty and other high ranking officials, horse racing has always had amount of class to it, and many people enjoy its grace and historical relevance. In the early days of the United States, settlers would have local horse races along flat areas of land, which led to the formation of a number of new breeds that are still found in horse racing today.

The English Thoroughbred, which comprises most of the racing horses in the world is a very old breed that is still used today. In fact, almost every breed of race horse is crossed with the Thoroughbred or the Arabian, another breed notorious for its speed. And while historically, there was a bit of a lull in horse racing’s popularity, it is back in a big way.

Reasons for the resurgence

There are many reasons for which horse racing is gaining in popularity, one of which is that it is better covered in media. Today, many people are at least aware of the Kentucky Derby, largely as the result of sports networks paying more attention to it. In addition, there are a number of smaller races that these networks also cover, leading up to the Kentucky Derby.

In addition, there are a number of adaptations of famous racing horses, such as Seabiscuit, which not only covers some of the greatest moments in racing history, but also highlights the historical importance.

Man’s best friend


There has long been a commonly accepted term that dogs are man’s best friend. However, if we look at it in a historical context, there is no question that the horse is man’s best friend. No other animal has affected the human race as much as the horse. No matter the culture, whenever horses were present, they were used b humans to complete a number of tasks.

Not only have horses been drawn to humans for their tendency to provide for them, they have also given people large advantages not only over other people, but the environment as well. Horses are without a doubt the most important animal to the advancement of the human race, which is impressive considering how they were once all wild.

The relationship today

Today, horses still give us a number of advantages over our environment and are used for a number of purposes, but it is not as prevalent as it once was. However, there is no debate that without horses, we would not be the society that we are today. Because of our evolution together, horses will likely always be a crucial part of what makes us human. And as the years pass and technology evolves, horses will always be part of what got us here.

Entertainment, labor, and companionship, horses fulfill all of these requirements, making them man’s best friend and crucial to human existence. Never should we forget what horses have done for us and it is our responsibility to protect them.

Caring for a horse


Horses are beautiful, majestic creatures that have a long-standing relationship with humans, Many people have horses as pets and know the importance of maintaining the horse’s mane and physical appearance. One of the most beautiful features on a horse is their long-flowing mane. Made of fine hair, the mane is often a staple of a horse’s beauty.

In addition to the mane, there are a number of things that must be considered. Horses, while able to survive in harsh environments, must be cleaned in order to maintain optimal health. Because of this, they should be brushed at least once a day, preferably more, in order to keep hair untangled and get rid of any insects or parasites that may be on the horse.

Additional steps

In addition to brushing your horse regularly, it is important to make sure that the horse has access to shade. For the most part, horses can spend long periods of time outdoors with little care, but may require shade once in awhile. As large animals, horses need a lot of water, and if there is no shade, they may find themselves losing more water than they can consume.

By following these steps, it becomes easier to care for your horse and allow them to maintain their optimal health. Unlike other pets, horses require a large amount of care, and attention. But also unlike other pets, the benefits of horses can far outweigh that of any common house pet. Care for your horse and it will care for you.

Wild horses


Horses have been part of the United States since before it was called the United States. North America had a number of breeds of wild horse, that were primarily caught and tamed by the Native Americans. After the Spanish came over in search of riches and land, the two fought for centuries before British Explorers came to the colonies in search of the same.

Upon their arrival, the Spanish brought their own stock of horses which they used for mounted combat. During this time, much of the Native Americans lost great deals of their population as colonial Europe continued to spread. Eventually, there were only a few Native Americans left, and consequently, only a few native American mustangs.

Wild horses in the US today

Today, there are only a few states with large herds of while horses. Most of the herds are a mix between the few remaining wild horses native to North America and stock brought over by the Spanish. There are a few states with large reserves, but basically no roaming herds of wild horses outside of these few protected areas. In some place, it is legal to own a wild mustang, but for the most part they are protected by the federal government.

Through the rich history of native inhabitants and the influx of settlers, the wild horses of America are a beautiful, yet endangered breed worth of protection. In time, the hope is that these protected species will once again roam our prairies.