Horses and humans have a very long-standing friendship and mutually beneficial relationship. Nomadic tribes in the vastness of Eurasia tamed the first horses about 4000 years ago, and these beautiful intelligent animals remained vital for many regions on the planet, not only before the advent of the internal combustion engine, but remain so in our time. Horses still hold a place of honor in many cultures. This is often associated, among other things, with heroic deeds in the war. However, for a person, a horse is not just a labor force or a means of transportation. Often this is a real friend.
Surprisingly, there is only one kind of domesticated horse, but there are about 400 different breeds, each specialized in its own task, from horse-drawn carts to horse racing. All horses are herbivores.
While most horse breeds are domesticated, there are some that remain wild. All wild horses are descendants of once tamed animals, which for several generations, for some reason, remained free. Groups of these horses can be found in many places around the world. For example, the North American mustangs living in the wild are descendants of horses brought from Europe to America more than 400 years ago.
Wild horses are usually gathered in groups of 3 to 20 animals and have a strict hierarchy. A stallion (mature male) leads a group of mares (females) and young foals. When young males become stallions around the age of two, the stallion drives them away. The foals then graze with other young males until they have gathered their group of females.
But there is one exception. The Przewalski horse is the only truly wild horse whose ancestors have never been domesticated. Oddly enough, this stocky, sturdy animal today exists only in captivity. The last truly wild Przewalski horse was seen in Mongolia in 1968.
In our online store "Salon of Needlework" you can buy various kits for cross stitching, which will depict horses, horses, or stallions. Various color schemes are available for you: it can be color or monochrome compositions. The colors, or more correctly, the colors, of the animals themselves are in an assortment for every taste: it can be horses in apples, bay, red, gray, or black. The paintings can depict both lonely animals and groups: a pair of horses, an adult horse or horse, three horses, as well as various options with foals. Also, here you can find various plots. These can be horses in dynamics: running, galloping, prancing and others; or it can be a static subject, for example, portraits of lonely or groups of horses, horses with other animals, with elements of a landscape, or still life.
If you are not sure which version of the horse cross stitch kit to choose (for example, according to the level of difficulty or subject matter), our specialists are always ready to advise and help you. You can order your favorite cross-stitch kit with horses on our website at any time convenient for you, or get a free consultation by phone, which is indicated on our website "Needlework Salon" in the "Contacts" section, or in the "header" of the site.