An illustration of a group of men riding horses and fox hunting.

Fox Hunting

An illustration of a group of men riding horses and fox hunting.

A statue of Frederick the Great.

Statue of Frederick the Great

A statue of Frederick the Great.

"Panathenaic Frieze, from the Parthenon." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Frieze

"Panathenaic Frieze, from the Parthenon." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Mill, with a man standing and a man on horseback in the foreground.

Scene of the Battle of Gaines' Mill

Mill, with a man standing and a man on horseback in the foreground.

A picture depicting some of General Grant's exploits.

General Grant in Action

A picture depicting some of General Grant's exploits.

General Putnam escaping on horseback.

General Putnam

General Putnam escaping on horseback.

A battle between English and French forces in Quebec.

Death of General Wolfe at Quebec

A battle between English and French forces in Quebec.

Depiction of the battle of Gettysburg.

Battle of Gettysburg

Depiction of the battle of Gettysburg.

A Gig is a light two-wheeled vehicle drawn by one horse.

Gig

A Gig is a light two-wheeled vehicle drawn by one horse.

A girl on horse made out of cork and burnt matches

Girl on Horse

A girl on horse made out of cork and burnt matches

A Gladstone is a roomy four-wheeled pleasure carriage with a calash top, and seats for 4. It also has a seat for a driver and a footman.

Gladstone

A Gladstone is a roomy four-wheeled pleasure carriage with a calash top, and seats for 4. It also has…

A Swedish grain cart.

Swedish grain cart

A Swedish grain cart.

"The Great White Horse. By Albrect Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

The Great White Horse

"The Great White Horse. By Albrect Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

A scene from ancient Greece, possibly from a vase.

Scene from ancient Greece

A scene from ancient Greece, possibly from a vase.

An illustration of a group of men and woman sleeping sitting on horses.

Group on Horseback

An illustration of a group of men and woman sleeping sitting on horses.

An illustration of a group of men and woman riding on horseback.

Group on Horseback

An illustration of a group of men and woman riding on horseback.

This image depicts Spanish gypsies walking in a field with a horse and a bear.

Gypsies

This image depicts Spanish gypsies walking in a field with a horse and a bear.

Headgear without a bit that uses a nose band to control a horse is called a hackamore, or, in some areas, a bitless bridle. There are many different designs with many different name variations, but all use a nose band that is designed to exert pressure on sensitive areas of the animal's face in order to provide direction and control.

Driving Bit for Harness

Headgear without a bit that uses a nose band to control a horse is called a hackamore, or, in some areas,…

This is a detachable harness type of horse tack that allows a horse or other equine to pull various horse-drawn vehicles such as a carriage, wagon or sleigh. Harnesses may also be used to hitch animals to other loads such as a plow or canal boat.

Horse Detaching Harness

This is a detachable harness type of horse tack that allows a horse or other equine to pull various…

A horse harness is a type of horse tack that allows a horse or other equine to pull various horse-drawn vehicles such as a carriage, wagon or sleigh. Harnesses may also be used to hitch animals to other loads such as a plow or canal boat.

Original Use Horse Harness

A horse harness is a type of horse tack that allows a horse or other equine to pull various horse-drawn…

A group of falconers in the Middle Ages.

Hawking party

A group of falconers in the Middle Ages.

Longitudinal section of the head, showing the pharynx and nasal chamber-the septum nasi being removed. Labels: a, superior turbinal; b, inferior turbinal; c, superior, d, middle, and e, inferior nasal meatus; f, cavity of the pharynx; g, opening of eustachian tube; h, isthmus faucium; i, posterior naris; k, opening of the larynx; l, opening of the esophagus.

Head of a Horse

Longitudinal section of the head, showing the pharynx and nasal chamber-the septum nasi being removed.…

Antique Horse head.

Antique Horse Head

Antique Horse head.

Antique Horse head.

Antique Horse Head

Antique Horse head.

This Horse Head is found at the Parthenon in Athens.

Horse Head

This Horse Head is found at the Parthenon in Athens.

This Horse Head is an Assyrian bas-relief.

Horse Head

This Horse Head is an Assyrian bas-relief.

This Horse Head has a modern German design.

Horse Head

This Horse Head has a modern German design.

In Norse mythology, Heimdall is the guardian of the gods. When Loki causes evil spirit to be in everyone, the world grows cold and mean. Heimdall rides his horse over the rainbow bridge and blows his horn to warn the gods of the end of the world.

Heimdall Warns the Gods

In Norse mythology, Heimdall is the guardian of the gods. When Loki causes evil spirit to be in everyone,…

"In this the fur is short, smooth, and bright red bay; the legs are straw color; there is a broad, longitudinal dorsal streaks, broadest over the small of the back, without any cross band on the shoulders." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Hemiones

"In this the fur is short, smooth, and bright red bay; the legs are straw color; there is a broad, longitudinal…

"Hippolyta, the queen, received him kindly, and consented to yield her girdle, but Juno, taking the form of an Amazon, went and persuaded the rest that the strangers were carrying off their queen." —Bulfinch, 1897

Hippolyta and the girdle

"Hippolyta, the queen, received him kindly, and consented to yield her girdle, but Juno, taking the…

Martin's one-row horse hoe used in agriculture.

Horse Hoe

Martin's one-row horse hoe used in agriculture.

A hoof boot is a device made primarily of plastic or rubber and is designed to cover the hooves of a horse as an alternative to horseshoes. It is often used as a protective device when the animal has a hoof injury that requires protection of the sole of the hoof.

Horse Hoof Boot

A hoof boot is a device made primarily of plastic or rubber and is designed to cover the hooves of a…

Horse pulling.

Horse

Horse pulling.

Horse.

Horse

Horse.

Prince and Princess flying on enchanted horse.

Horse

Prince and Princess flying on enchanted horse.

Horse with carrying sack of grain.

Horse

Horse with carrying sack of grain.

A well-proportioned horse.

Horse

A well-proportioned horse.

A horse going to the mill.

Horse

A horse going to the mill.

A horse

Horse

A horse

"A quadruped of the gen. Equus." — Williams, 1889

Horse

"A quadruped of the gen. Equus." — Williams, 1889

A horse, with names of parts. 1, crest; 2, withers; 3, croup; 4, hamstring; 5, hock; 6, cannon; 7, fetlock; 8, pastern; 9, hoof; 10, coronet; 11, arm; 12, gullet; 13, muzzle.

Horse

A horse, with names of parts. 1, crest; 2, withers; 3, croup; 4, hamstring; 5, hock; 6, cannon; 7, fetlock;…

A horse jumping.

Horse

A horse jumping.

An illustration of a horse.

Horse

An illustration of a horse.

When a single large mass of rock is caught between two faults it is spoken of as a "horse."

Horse

When a single large mass of rock is caught between two faults it is spoken of as a "horse."

An illustration of a horse.

Horse

An illustration of a horse.

The anatomy of a horse.  1, ears; 2, forelock; 3, forehead; 4, eyes; 5, eye-pits; 6, nose; 7, nostril; 8, point of nose; 9, lips; 10, nether jaw; 11, cheek; 12, poll; 13, mane; 14, withers; 15, parotid glands; 16, throat; 17, neck; 18, jugular vein; 19, shoulder; 20, breast; 21, ribs; 22, back; 23, loins; 24, hip; 25, flank; 26, belly; 27, haunch; 28, thigh; 29, buttock; 30, stifle; 31, leg; 32, tail; 33, hock or hough; 34, cannon or shank bone; 35, arms; 36, knees; 37, passage for girth; 38, elbow; 39, shank; 40, bullet; 41, pasterns; 42, coronet; 43, foot; 44, hoof; 45, fetlock.

Horse

The anatomy of a horse. 1, ears; 2, forelock; 3, forehead; 4, eyes; 5, eye-pits; 6, nose; 7, nostril;…

A horse and a cart

Horse and Cart

A horse and a cart

From an archaic Greek vase, a picture of horses and chariots.

Aryan Speaking People, Horses and Chariots

From an archaic Greek vase, a picture of horses and chariots.

"Bridle and Bit, that part of a horse's harness which is attached to the head and mouth, by means of which he is governed and restrained." -Vaughan, 1906

Horse Bridle and Bit

"Bridle and Bit, that part of a horse's harness which is attached to the head and mouth, by means of…

A primitive desert horse during the time period of Miocene.

Desert Horse

A primitive desert horse during the time period of Miocene.

"Successive stages of modification of the feet of extinct forms of horse-like animals, showin gradual reduction of the outer and enlargement of the middle toe (III). Orohippus (Eocene)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Horse Foot

"Successive stages of modification of the feet of extinct forms of horse-like animals, showin gradual…

"Successive stages of modification of the feet of extinct forms of horse-like animals, showin gradual reduction of the outer and enlargement of the middle toe (III). Meschippus (Early Miocene)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Horse Foot

"Successive stages of modification of the feet of extinct forms of horse-like animals, showin gradual…

"Successive stages of modification of the feet of extinct forms of horse-like animals, showin gradual reduction of the outer and enlargement of the middle toe (III). Miohippus and Anchitherium (Late Miocene)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Horse Foot

"Successive stages of modification of the feet of extinct forms of horse-like animals, showin gradual…

"Successive stages of modification of the feet of extinct forms of horse-like animals, showin gradual reduction of the outer and enlargement of the middle toe (III). Hipparion and Pliohippus (Pliocene)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Horse Foot

"Successive stages of modification of the feet of extinct forms of horse-like animals, showin gradual…

"Successive stages of modification of the feet of extinct forms of horse-like animals, showin gradual reduction of the outer and enlargement of the middle toe (III). Equus (Pleistocene)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Horse Foot

"Successive stages of modification of the feet of extinct forms of horse-like animals, showin gradual…

This illustration shows an ornamental headdress worn by a horse.

Horse Headwear

This illustration shows an ornamental headdress worn by a horse.

To properly place the hitch, position your harnessed horse with room on either side. Bring your carriage up from behind pulling it by the shafts. Attach trace to the carriage, threading them between girth and belly band. Tighten girth , and take the reins without letting go and climb on.

Horse Hitching Device

To properly place the hitch, position your harnessed horse with room on either side. Bring your carriage…

Horse in a field.

Horse in a Field

Horse in a field.

"Side view of skull of horse, with the bone removed so as to expose the whole of the teeth. PMx, premaxilla; Mx, maxilla; Na, nasal bone; Ma, malar bone; L, lacrymal bone; Fr, frontal bone; Sq, squamosal bone; Pa, parietal bone; oc, occipital condyle; pp, paroccipital process; i, the three incisor teeth; c, the canine tooth; pm1, the situation of the rudimentary first premolar, which has been lost in the lower, but is present in the upper jaw; pm2, pm3, and pm4, the three fully-developed premolar teeth; m, the three true molar teeth." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Horse Skull

"Side view of skull of horse, with the bone removed so as to expose the whole of the teeth. PMx, premaxilla;…

An illustration of a horse throwing a man.

Horse Throwing Man

An illustration of a horse throwing a man.