There weren't any Horses in North America.

@laydee (12814)
Philippines
July 23, 2012 1:16am CST
I just read this one today. Native Americans didn't originally use or know about horses. They were introduced to them by the Spaniards during the conquistadors beginning with Columbus. He imported horses from Spain to the West Indies on his second voyage in 1493. Whoah! I never knew that. I always thought that horses were originals in the USA. Indeed there are some good things that happened because of the inquisition, don't you think? Apart from the spreading of religion, they also spread trades. What else do you think are the GOOD things that conquests gave your country?
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
23 Jul 12
I learned about this in History class in school. I always wondered how an animal bred & trained by humans turned "wild" again
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
23 Jul 12
Well, perhaps when the animal is set free and breed in the wild and raise their young in the wild - so they go back to being 'wild' hehe.. I guess. Perhaps we'd be the same if we decided to go back to the woods and raise our kids there without telling them about civilization. Perhaps our kids would go back to being forest people or "wild". Have a great MyLot experience today.. thank you for your response!
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
23 Jul 12
Some of the horses escaped from the Spaniards.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
23 Jul 12
Well if there is one good thing the Spaniards were able to give in our country that would be the heritage, particularly in Zamboanga City.. but there are also some which i do not like but then i would not mention it lol..
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
23 Jul 12
Hehehe.. Let's just be positive this time :)
• United States
14 Sep 15
i fear my ancestors were part 'f the folks that stole these lands from the american indians, 'long with those who arrived prior. 's fer the horses, the prehistoric horses roamed these lands, but the modern horse didn't. i do much in the line 'f battles to keep the mustang herds free - a dauntin' task in these modern times. seems folks tend to ferget their ancestors 're what did much to build this country.
• United States
23 Jul 12
Yeah, we often do tend to think that horses were originally in the U.S., especially since we see mustangs as being so American. So it's kind of weird to find out that the Spanish actually brought them here. All horse breeds today are descendants from the Arabian horses. So even the horse breeds that are typically "American" breeds in fact, aren't really that American lol.