|The Zebra - Horse breeds, horse breeding and types of horse.|
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The zebra belongs to the same family as the horses and ponies. There are three separate species of zebra:
3. The Mountain Zebra. They are smaller, and are recognizable by a dewlap under the neck. They are least suitable for training, partly because their conformation makes them poor riding or driving animals, and partly because ones captured from the wild are difficult to tame.
Captive quaggas were very tame, and a pair of quaggas were used in harness in London in the 1800's. They were also used as driving animals in South Africa and as guards for horses and sheep, since quaggas were very bold at chasing off predators. Quaggas were also one of the most spectacularly beautiful zebras. Quaggas are now extinct, the last known specimen having died in 1872.