The history between man and his loyal horse stretches back to centuries. Horses have played a major role in carving the human history, be it in terms of bravery, honor, or companionship. From wars and battalions, to famous racing and sporting events, and from mythological characters to Hollywood movies-horses have always occupied the center stage because of their loyalty and courage.
History is full of the names of stallions that have contributed to mankind in one way or other, and following are some of the most noteworthy names that come to mind when it comes to the famous horses in history. Each one of these horses is a class apart when it comes to bravery and courage in face of epic challenges. Take a look:
Synonymous to perfection, glory, and power, Bucephalus was the horse of Alexander The Great. Known for his power, nobody could train and tame the fearless horse other than the brave Alexander. The city Bucephala was founded by Alexander and his loyal horse, thus cementing the name of this faithful and brave stallion in the realms of history. To this date, Bucephalus is considered to be the king of all horses and is one of the most prominent names amongst famous horses throughout history.
Man O’ War
Man O’ War is considered to be one of the finest thoroughbred race horses that the world has seen in the last few centuries. The stallion with his glorifying physique and powerful stature, managed to win 20 out of the 21 races he competed in. Proudly ranked amongst the top 100 Thoroughbred Champions in the United States for the 20th century, Man O’ War was definitely distinguished in a class of his own. The name Man O’ War has been present in the National Museum of Racing Hall Fame since 1956.
Giving courage and bravery an entirely new image, Comanche emerged as the sole survivor the epic and bloody battle of the Little Bighorn. Comanche survived severe injuries in the war but still managed to survive for two days before he was rescued and nursed back to health. The horse is monument-ed in the University of Kansas’s Museum to pay homage to his undying spirit and bravery.
Racing horses are in a different and unique league of their own, and the name of Dan Patch requires no introduction the regard. Throughout his lifetime he broke over 14 different world records, and his zeal and speed always attracted thousands of spectators to catch a glimpse of him on the race course.
One of the most popular figures on television; a lot of us have grown up watching and revering the famous talking horse, Mr. Ed on television. A fictional character of the 1960’s, Mr. Ed was a horse that was shown talking to his master throughout the series. The popularity of this horse stretched around the globe, making it one of the most -loved horses in the history of Hollywood.