Horses are mammals that have an odd number of toes, and they belong to the taxonomic family Equidae. It is believed that humans first domesticated horses around 4000 BC. Some horses do still live wild as feral horses, according to Wikipedia. If you have ever seen a horse up close, you know that they are rather large (and to some – intimidating)!
I was lucky enough as a child to be able to go horseback riding, although, I was sitting behind the person with the reins – it was a memorable experience! One horse that first made its appearance during the middle ages is the Percheron.
According to Wikipedia, the breed originated in the Huisin River Valley in France. They are usually black or gray and are well muscled.
The Knights would use them for fighting during the Crusades. Fast forward to 1839 and the Percheron arrived in America. They were used by farmers as draft horses.