While excavating an ancient Syrian city last September, archaeologists unearthed a 4,300-year-old clay figurine that stands as the oldest known sculpture of a domesticated horse
, according to an announcement this week by the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute.
2011) and Y chromosome evidence because two fixed Y chromosome variations were detected in domesticated horses
and Prezewalski's horses (Wallner et al.
have no living ancestors, so Ludovic Orlando of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues sequenced the genomes of a 16,000-year-old and a 43,000-year-old horse, both excavated near Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
One of the main issues that domesticated horses
face is loud, busy barns.
Whether the legend of Old Billy is true or not, one thing is for certain, we are hearing more stories of our domesticated horses
living well into their 30s.