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Humans likely first domesticated horses because they are well adapted to cold. In The Horse, the Wheel, and Language , David W. Anthony notes that during the famously harsh 1886 winter that bankrupted many Great Plains cattle ranchers, including Teddy Roosevelt, some cattle survived by grazing in areas mustangs cleared of snow and ice.


Michael Parks attends a Naadam Festival horse race in Mongolia,
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Michael A. Parks is a freelance writer living in Texas. He spent 2009 as a Fulbright Fellow in Mongolia.
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