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Horse Jumps: Funny Hats, at what Price?

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Horse Jumps: Funny Hats, at what Price?

Once upon a time, the horse ruled the world.  We needed horses for all aspects of life.  Workhorses ploughed the fields.  Mongolian horse archers rode across the steppe to terrorize Europeans nearly a full millennium before modern immigration would threaten the old continent’s sense of self.  Horses were used for entertainment, as well, in a variety of forms, from trick riding, to putting peanut butter in a horse’s mouth to make it look like it’s talking.  During this time period, which lasted from the dawn of humanity until the invention of the tractor, equestrian competitions would have made since, as a way to hone the skills necessary for a life filled with horses.  But those days are long gone, yet horse racing remains.  Why? Read the rest of this entry

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