The evolution of the horse extends over 60 million years. like that of all living creatures, it was determined for the greater part of that time by the process of survival of the fittest. Of equal importance were the pressures the environment placed on the animal. Domestication of the species introduced human intervention into the natural process driven by the need to acquire particular physical characteristics necessary to perform a certain type of work or sport.
From then on the evolution of the horse into the breeds and types of today was greatly accelerated. The modern horse is the product of selective breeding supported by continually improving methods of management and quantities of nutritional foods. There is truly that special breed for every horse lover.