It’s amazing how much we can learn from ancient artifacts. Recovered drawings, jewelry, tools, and other objects from hundreds or thousands of years ago can tell us so much about how people around the world once lived, worked, and played. They can tell us a lot about animals, too.

In the current issue of Zoobooks Wild Horses, you can see an ancient piece of Scythian jewelry that gives us an idea of when wild horses were first trained for riding. Thanks to these types of artifacts, scientists can estimate that Mongolian wild horses were probably broken to saddle some 5,000 years ago.

What objects from today might someone discover in a few hundred years to reveal how we live, work, and play with horses today?

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