When and Where Were Horses Domesticated

Icelandic horse. Photo by author.

So, I’ve always been of the firm belief that horse domestication started on the Eurasian steppe. Scientists, however, thought it began in Anatolia (part of modern Turkey).

Guess who was right?

Horses do indeed appear to have been first domesticated on the steppe.

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