Question by  andegwa (26)

What part does the Afghanistan play in the history of the horse?


Answer by  skipper (30)

Afghanistan contributed to the development of the modern horse with its unique ancient breed, the Akhal-Teke. This is a desert horse with a smooth gait suited to the sandy terrain. The Akhal-Teke has a challenging disposition, requiring a rider with some skill.


Answer by  terimyrtis (18)

Afghan horses for centuries have been noted for endurance, speed, and strength as well as the horsemen that ride them. The half man half horse legend originated there


Answer by  hartford (506)

In Afghanistan a fierce, ancient game called Buzkashi is played on horseback. The horses have been selectively bred, illustrating human influence on the behavior and appearance of the animal.

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