Friday, May 3, 2013

Fact of the Day: No Horses in the New World

Christopher Columbus introduced horses to the Americas from Europe which were non-existent before European contact. Horses ironically evolved either in or near North America (around present day Alaska and Canada), but all remaining sub-species that didn't migrate had died out thousands of years before Columbus landed in the Americas. 

23 comments:

  1. Never have been on a horse. Thinking I am a bit to heavy for it now.

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  2. That was one of the reasons because of the people of the new world thought Spanish come from a different world.Kisses:)

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  3. Beautiful creatures. Interesting to note how they came to the USA.

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  4. I wonder how the Asian countries got them. Did they come from Mongolia?

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  5. At least they had more luck than the dinosaurs

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  6. I knew there wasn't any better never knew there was before

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  8. That's interesting! We like to go to Assateague Island in Virginia where legend has it that a Spanish Galleon Ship carrying horses capsized at sea and the horses swam to the island. They have lived there ever since.

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  9. Hard to imagine the US without horses! They just seem to go hand in hand.

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  11. Never knew they were here and then gone, new they came over though

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  12. wow that's a pretty new trivia to me

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  13. we gave them horses, they gave us tones of veggies and new plants!

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  14. I love horses they are just beautiful.
    And here when arrive the spanish was something nobody have seen a horse before but soon the indians used the horses!

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  15. seriously? you mean he did something good?

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