> Culturally logical, actually - if you're in the middle of a vast, desolateI think my prof for Central Asian Civ (long ago) said that some of these
> steppe you need a horse to have any hope of getting anywhere. On foot,
> you're carrion waiting for somewhere to drop.
nomads would drink the horses' blood...never enough to hurt the animal,
making it still usable and keeping themselves alive in times of dire need...