However, the most unequivocal early archaeological evidence of equines put to working use was of horses being driven.Chariot burials about 2500 BC present the most direct hard evidence of horses used as working animals.
Developed to test and prepare cavalry horses, Eventing has a long and colourful history.
Initially, the purpose was to create a competition in which officers and horses could be tested for any challenges that could occur on or off duty.
In ancient times chariot warfare was followed by the use of war horses as light and heavy cavalry.
The horse played an important role throughout human history all over the world, both in warfare and in peaceful pursuits such as transportation, trade and agriculture.
The Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) was founded in 1921.