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Old 06-06-2016, 05:38 PM
MacLir MacLir is offline
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Originally Posted by t-bonham@scc.net View Post
And it would be an expensive & pretty pointless experiment, because AFAIK horses are better than zebras for every task we have for horses.

There are draft breeds for pulling large wagons, thoroughbreds for racing, jumpers for jumping, hunters for cross-country eventing & fox hunting, fancy show breeds, and even minis for house pets. These breeds have been bred for centuries for specialized tasks, and are quite well suited. I don't know of anything that zebras could do better. Possibly hiding in tall grass savannas, but that isn't something humans prize much.
They are immune to several diseases that limit the use of livestock in Africa. The experiment was tried and failed, according to my information.