The Eohippus

The earliest known horse-like animal was the Eohippus, a tiny, dog-sized animal.
Only 20cm tall, they were forest dwelling and would have made excellent pets.
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The Eurohippus

A slightly larger version of the Eohippus, a fossil of a pregnant Eurohippus was found in 2015.

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The Phenacodus

Like something between a cat, a dog and a kangaroo, this strange looking species was much larger than those mentioned above.

Phenacodus



The Hagerman Horse

A powerful, Zebra-like animal, this mammal resembles the modern day horse very closely.

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The Dinohippus

Extremely similar to the modern horse, the Dinohippus was native to North America. It is possible to detect the majesty and grace of the horse we know today.

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