Thursday, 7 June 2018

Don’t mess with a Dawn Horse

Okay, partly don’t mess with a Dawn Horse because being in the position to be able to meddle means you were just transported back in time by about 55 million years, so you’ve more pressing things to pay attention to than messing about with the horse’s earliest ancestor (for emergency access to a Tardis see HERE).

But also, don’t be fooled by its diminutive size. The Dawn Horse was a survivor, it hung around for a long time and founded a huge equine dynasty, and it did it with a more-complete set of teeth than its modern counterpart. Its teeth suggest that its diet was mainly the soft, leafy vegetation that was around back then in the parts of the planet it inhabited. 

Jack is reassured to know that 55 million-year-old soft, leafy vegetation is not the same as grass, hay and carrots, because if there is any suggestion of competition at feeding time, he will personally stand guard on the Tardis the full weekend of 1st and 2nd September making sure that no Dawn Horse bridges the gap.

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