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11 famous horses from history

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on Aug. 26, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
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Equine celebrities throughout the centuries

Humans domesticated horses somewhere around 3000 B.C., and since that time the horse has been one of our closest allies in work, war, travel and entertainment. Over these many thousands of years and millions of equines living alongside us, there have been quite a few standouts. Be it their speed, strength, smarts or simply their good looks or loyalty, the stories of a few special horses have become popular and stood the test of time.

From horses living in ancient times whose memory still lives on today to beloved television stars of the 20th century, here are 11 celebrities from the equine world whose stories you want to know about.