The History of the Horse


The History of the Horse

Elementary Level Class – Grades 3-8

Summer Session May 24th – July 2nd

Meets: Tuesdays 10:15 – 11:15  a.m  CST

Instructor: Dana Hanley

Required Materials: TBD

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The History of the Horse

Summer Session May 24th – July 2nd

The History of the Horse is a fun and inspiring class that will focus on one  of the most amazing animals on the planet- the horse! Learn about a relationship that has shaped communities, nations and the world – that between man and horse.

The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave. Ronald Duncan

The History of the Horse will begin with a visit to the caves at Lascaux to see the world’s earliest paintings of horses and an ancient civilizations veneration for the noble horse. Move on through myths, legends and first hand accounts to see the rising importance of the horse in human civilization. First hunted, then part of the hunt, the horse would eventually become an integral part of early societies. They were important for conquest, for sport and for entertainment, shaped continents and captured our hearts and our imaginations.

The class will finish off with a look at the stories of individual horses who inspired communities and entire nations with their tenacity, loyalty and strength.

If you are a  Rodeo Rider, horse, or history lover, this class is for you! Ideal for students in grades 3-8th, this class is designed to bring summer fun with an educational twist close to home!

I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse. ~John Galsworthy

Pair the History of the Horse with National Parks for a wonderful summer adventure! If you love Dana Hanley’s dynamic, creative teaching, you’ll love her fall classes: Expedition Amazon, Expedition Antarctic, German I and German II and Writing Workshop I and II. 


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