Conditioning the Chariot Horse

Global Horse Culture Archive on May 1, 2008, 19:53

The Kikkuli text is one of two surviving ancient texts about horse care and training (the other being Xenephon's "On Horsemanship" from 350 BC). The Kikkuli text is a Hittite text from around 1400 BC that describes the proper care and conditioning of chariot horses. Wikipedia has a description of the book and it's significance, saying:

The Kikkuli Text addresses solely the conditioning, not education, of the horse. The Mitannians were acknowledged leaders in horse training and as a result of the horse training techniques learned from Kikkuli, Hittite charioteers forged an empire