“At first, horses were …

“At first, horses were just seen as a better kind of donkey.” (British Museum exhibit caption)

According to the British Museum’s 2012 exhibition The Horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot, horses were first introduced into the ancient Near East some time around 2,000 BC, to pull cumbersome four-wheeled carts. A better sort of donkey??? so much more than that….

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About lesleylodge

Lesley Lodge now lives on a smallholding bafflingly close to Luton, England, but grew up in the New Forest and has worked for a racing stable, a palomino stud farm and a horse trainer. Her long-time ride is Freddie, a hairy bay cob mare with a long moustache. Lesley has had several short stories published. Blues to Orange, a story about a farmer ruined by the foot and mouth outbreak, was a Luton Literary Prize Winner and published in Junction 10, a collection of short stories. She has twice been a runner-up prize winner in the annual British National Short Screenplay Competition and was the Time Out and Jim Beam Bourbon Cult Film Buff of the Year some years ago. Lesley is always looking for new stories about horses in film or TV

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