In this article, we will tell you about horses that managed to become famous in history. Despite the fact that some of these horses lived many centuries ago, their names were not forgotten and have survived to the present day, and some of them have even been erected monuments.
#1 Bucephalus was the horse of Alexander the Great, and one of the most famous horses of antiquity.
Alexander was given a chance and he surprised everyone by crushing him. He spoke soothingly to the horse and turned it toward the sun so that she could no longer see her own shadow, which was the cause of her suffering. Throwing off his fluttering cloak, Alexander successfully tamed the horse. Bucephalus went through many battles with his master. In his honor, the king even named one of the cities.
#2 Incitatus was the favorite horse of Roman emperor Caligula. According to legend, Caligula planned to make him a consul.
Caligula first made the horse a citizen of Rome, then a senator, and finally listed the candidates for consul. Dion Cassius assures that Caligula would have managed to make a horse a consul if he had not been killed.
#3 Old Billy – The World’s Oldest Horse
Born in 1760, Old Billy is considered the oldest horse that ever lived. He died on November 27, 1822, at the age of 62 and spent most of his life as a working barge horse.
#4 Eclipse Invincible.
Holder of the title “Horse of the Century” and founder of the horse prize for speed. Eclipse spoke at the races for twenty-three years and was never defeated.
#5 Linus the Long Haired Wonder Horse.
Linus the Wonder Horse was born in 1884, the result of careful breeding for long hair. Linus was exhibited with a circus act, with promotional materials declaring he was of the "Oregon Long-Haired Wild Wonder horse" breed. His mane was 14 feet long, and his tail 12 feet long!
#6 A stallion named Little Pumpkin.
The smallest horse in history was a stallion named "Little Pumpkin." He stood 14 inches and weighed only 20 lbs!