Researchers Reveal How Man Tamed Horses For the First Time

December 16, 2014 6:46 PM

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The horse has been one of man’s best companions since ancient times. Because of their intelligence, strength and speed, the horse has helped man pave the way towards civilization and modern societies. But when and how did the man do this? How did he succeed in taming the wild, ancient horse and make it his companion? Researchers revealed how man tamed horses for the first time by analyzing the genomes of the animals.

The report made public on Monday shows what DNA changes transformed the horse from the ancient cave drawings into the modern horse that competes and wins races. In order to understand the horses’ genetic mutation that led to its domestication by man, the scientists said the first traces date back to...

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