Equus CaballusEcuador Caballus
The majority of our stallions are home made, but there are some wild colonies in remote areas around the globe. Equines are middle to large sized animals, with long head and neck with a single male. Equines are plant eaters and mainly eat viscous, filamentous foods such as grass and sedge. The Equus caballus silvaticus, the forest or Wiluvian steed, seems to be the progenitor of the contemporary train and heavy load routes; these steeds were slowly and powerfully constructed, with rough, thick cloaks, menes and cock.
The Equus caballus Antonius caballus melini, the tarpan steed from East Europe and the plains of South Russia, had a smaller, easier physique, but was winter-hard, sturdy and fast; many different types of ponies and easy horses are said to have developed from this line. The Equus caballus przewalskii prsewalskii prsewalskii Poliakov, the Asian equine, was found in the wilderness of Mongolia in 1879, and a few population groups still exist in East Asia and Zoo.
Though the Asian thoroughbred stallion, which is perennial, cold-resistant and colder with thicker manes and tails, is an ancestor of many races, it has a different number of chromosomes (33, vs. 32 in contemporary equine breeds). Different lines or combination of the three originally subtypes led again to four general pony and equestrian species, from which all contemporary races descend.
5,000 to 6,000 years ago, perhaps even sooner, the first domestication of the animal took place. It seems that domestication of equidae has taken place in connection with the development of farming. Since that time races of equines have been developped and used in military and transport purposes.