Understanding Horse Psychology - Farnam Horse Library 101 Author:Charles Conrad, Editor Horses and people have been acquainted for quite a while now. But it is always possible for even the closest friends to become just a little closer. The purpose of this book is to tell people a bit more about horses, and thus improve one of the most rewarding relationships in all the world. — No doubt, the prehistoric horse was physically and p... more »sychologically adapted to its primitive environment. And this situation continued until horse and man first made their cautious acquaintance. The 20th century horse, having been trained to gallop, leap and jump at his master's will, is totally subservient to his two-legged leader. Thus, the equine family has demonstrated a definite disposition toward domestication.
As the century began, the horse was still transporting people and their possessions, plowing the fields and racing at Sunday picnics. Then came the age of the automobile. Man quickly forsook his old pal and fellow worker, and embraced the new status symbol, the horseless carriage. The heyday of the horse seemed to be over.« less