Horses have been a part of human history from the very beginning. They have witnessed wars between countries and bled for kings and queens to whom they meant little. Horses allowed us to get from one place to another in a time when cars and trains were no more than science fiction. Today we have machines and are no longer dependent on horses in our work. They are more like pets than anything else and although some people eat horse meat, most of us associate the majestic creatures with horseback riding and idyllic country-living. But it wasn’t always like that. Horses have had more jobs than any other animal and their lives keep on changing course.