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Who Depicted Walking Horses More Accurately: prehistoric or modern artists ?

I’m not at all a great rider and have tried to avoid sitting in the saddle as much as possible. Why? because I’m a little scared of horses for I was once bitten in the face by a horse when I was a child (yes “bitten”, not kicked: horses can and do bite sometimes). However, that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate paintings or photographs of horses and in fact, both of my daughters in Finland were members of a riding club. —>—>

Vladimir Kovalesky’s Insights

Horses and Hooves

Substantiated by vast numbers of fossil bones from North America and Europe, representing different geological strata, T.H. Huxley (grandfather of three very famous Huxleys!) had concluded that the horse had evolved from dog-sized ancestors with 4 fingers on each front and three toes on each back extremity. So, towards the latter quarter of the 19th century he had basically unravelled the palaeontological pedigree of the modern horse. —>