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Riding High: Horses, Humans and History in South Africa

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The equine colonisers of southern Africa not only provided power and transportation to settlers (and later indigenous peoples) but also helped transform their new biophysical and social environments. On commando, as draft and transport animals, and finally as markers of social status, horses were key to these colonial economies, buttressing the socio-political order and inspiring contemporary imaginations

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The equine colonisers of southern Africa not only provided power and transportation to settlers (and later indigenous peoples) but also helped transform their new biophysical and social environments. On commando, as draft and transport animals, and finally as markers of social status, horses were key to these colonial economies, buttressing the socio-political order and inspiring contemporary imaginations