Horses in Art, Science, History, and Culture

Throughout history and around the world, humans have had a close relationship with horses, as helpers and workers, pets, and for sport. The National Museum of the American Indian’s online exhibition A Song For the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Cultures tracks how the introduction of horses changed Native life forever. At the Smithsonian's National Zoo, scientists work to protect and breed the endangered Mongolian Przewalski's horse, the last of the truly wild horses.