Horsemanship and Evolution

The age of the American cowboy on the great cattle drives was from 1866 to 1886. They moved longhorns from Texas to railheads in Kansas, but the need for that work ended when railways were established further south. They knew, and other folks who work with horses know, that a horse and rider essentially become a unit. American Indians, Mongol warriors, and other groups of people throughout history also learned the joys and efficiency of working with horses. Reality and history do not fit Darwinian beliefs, however.

For ancient humans to sit around for thousands of years and not ride and use horses defies common sense. Evolutionists evosplain away evidence.
A Turk Surrenders to a Greek Horseman, WikiArt / Eugene Delacroix
Evolutionists essentially believe that our ancestors swung down from the trees, but they were too stupid to do much. So, they sat around in caves for a huge amount of time, presumably waiting for their brains to develop. The evolutionary timeline of history has a whole lotta nuffin, then many accomplishments in a tiny section at the end of the timeline. Sense it makes no.

When history is examined, people are amazed at the accomplishments of ancient people and are stymied by brilliant artifacts and skills of the ancients (including "stone age" people performing surgery.) None of these things fit in with evolutionary presuppositions. Being idle for thousands of years and not attempting to meet challenges — such as riding and using horses — is contrary to human nature.

Darwin's disciples evosplain away why early humans could not have ridden horses with prejudicial conjecture that has nothing whatsoever to do with science. They were not there, they have nothing to bases their guesses on, but are happy to be paid for Making Things Up™ and looking smug. The first of two items for you is at "Horsemanship Began Recently." Be sure to come back for the next part.

Research shows that Indians took to riding horses earlier than thought after they were reintroduced to North America (they were extinct after the Ice Age). The Spanish came along with horses, but since the natives were not white Europeans, they must have been stupid brutes that had not evolved enough. No, they, like everyone else, are created in the image of God, and that was thousands of years ago, not millions. Imagine an Indian watching the Spaniards riding and saying to his friend, "I gotta get me one of these!" But no, the truth brings a tear to Darwin's eye. His acolytes work backward from the narrative and trying to force-fit the evidence into it. That's not science, old son.
A major new research study into the history of North American domesticated horses by 88 authors from 66 institutions has “upended” what archaeologists thought they knew about horse domestication by Native Americans. The project, published in Science on 30 March 2023, indicates that the tribes took to horse riding, breeding and domestication very quickly, up to a century earlier than European historians thought. This time, the researchers took seriously some of the oral traditions of Pawnee, Lakota, Comanche and other tribes, along with petroglyphs, instead of relying on the records kept by Spanish conquerors and settlers.

The revision is interesting for historians and philosophers of science, but indicates additional problems for scientists bridled to an evolutionary old-Earth mindset, as we shall see.

To read the rest, saddle up and ride on over to "Horse Sense About Horse History Revision." Also of interest is "False Evidence for Horse Evolution."