A horse is a type of large land mammal. Because horses can travel faster and farther than humans, and can eat grasses and other common vegetation, they have been long used by humans as domesticated animals, primarily for riding, and pulling land vehicles. Used as mounts around the world before the development of motor vehicles, horses play a role in the culture of many nations.
Adventures with horsesEdit
Indiana Jones was adept at riding horses.
As a young child, Jones rode a pony, a breed of smaller horse, while in New Mexico visiting his aunt Grace's ranch. In 1905, while she was visiting Grace, Jones' mother, found a picture of the ride and sent it to Jones, who kept it in his journal.
In 1912, Jones and his fellow Boy Scouts went on an equestrian camping trip in the canyonlands of Utah. After stealing the Cross of Coronado from Fedora, he whistled for his horse and attempted to jump onto its back. He rode away from his pursuers, and eventually jumped off of his horse onto a circus train.
In 1916, Jones used a horse to chase after one of Pancho Villa's raiders in order to retrieve some stolen dresses. After he grabbed the third dress, he fell off his horse and was captured. After being spared from execution, he joined Villa's army and frequently rode with them.
In 1936, after escaping from the Well of the Souls and destroying the Flying Wing at Tanis, Jones used a horse to chase after the Nazi convoy moving the Ark of the Covenant by land. Catching up to the convoy, he leaped from his horse into a truck.
In 1938 in Hatay, Jones attempted to rescue Marcus Brody from a Nazi convoy, and instructed Sallah to acquire some horses from the Hatay escort. While Sallah complied, he also acquired some camels. Jones used a fast horse to avoid the weapons on the tank, and eventually board the tank to rescue Brody and his father. After the recovery of the Holy Grail, the four rode off into the sunset from the Canyon of the Crescent Moon.
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal" → Spring Break Adventure
- The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones – My First Adventure
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles – "London, May 1916" → Love's Sweet Song
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix