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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Artificial Selection of Messohippus Merrychippus Pliohippus Equis 60 million years ago Warm Blood Cold Bloods Hot Blood Evolution/ Natural Selection Artificial Selection Swift, fast horses used forracing and speed. Breeds include... Arabian, Thoroughbreds, Pintabian, Spanish Barb, Moroccan Barb, etc Larger, gentler horsesused for working or hauling. Ie: Carriage/ Sleigh Rides Breeds include... American Cream Draft, Clydesdale, Shire, ect. A great breed for equestrian sports or competition. Breeds include... AmericanAlbino, Canadian, Morgan, National Show Horse,Palomino, Welsh Cob, and many more. Fun Fact: There are over 1000 different breeds of horses and ponies! That's a lot of artificial selection! Wild horses still exist but there are only currently 16 000 in the US. That is a since the 1970s, when over 30 000 roamed freely DRASTIC double click to change this title text! Pros VS.Cons Environmental and Economic Eohippus $115 BILLION dollars generated in 2008 from horse racing in the US. The population of wild horses is diminishing because of the increase in ranchesbreeding artificially selected horses.These ranches are infringing on their naturalsurroundings,thus decreasing the availibility of space, water and food for the wild horses. Negative Positive Due to the growing demand for artificially selected horses, breeding companies are becoming increasingly more profitable because people are willing to pay more $$$ for the specialized breeds. VS. The U.S population of horses consumes 140 000 gal. water/day! Many mutations can occur when using artificial selection, ie: muscle diseases, weak hips, frequent fractures, ect. The horse racing business is not a safe financial investement. Most retired race horses end up in a slaughter house, which portrays a negative image of the race horse industry. 2 million years ago Horses produce large amounts of manure.
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