Horses’ tale

“Of all the stories in Susanna Forrest’s book The Age of the Horse: An equine journey through human history, the vignette that, perhaps, lingers most in the memory takes only a page or two to tell. Yet in many ways it defines the infinitely complex relationship that exists between man and the genus Equus. It involves mankind’s continuing attempts to domesticate one of the breeds of pure wild horse, the Tarpan, once common in the Ukraine.”