It is hard to imagine what life would look like for humans today were it
not the massive contributions to our history from the horse. It was 156
years ago today that horses started making mail service available
across the American West with the Pony Express.

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These trusty steeds were crucial to the Pony Express's short 19 months of operation. Even the iconic Buffalo Bill, who reputedly became a rider at the tender age of 15, could not eclipse the role that horses played. The company was eventually replaced by telegraph and trains as the primary means of east-west communication.

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