The advent of horse riding was a momentous step in human history, but when and how did our ancestors first learn to master these animals? “First Horse Warriors” unlocks this mystery on the vast, grassy plains of Kazakhstan, in Central Asia, where wild horses still roam free and nomadic herders follow their traditional way of life. Investigating clues from archaeology and genetics, researchers reveal vivid evidence of the very first horsemen. Along the way, they discover the genetic link between ancient horsemen and millions of people today.


Length: 53 mins.

Country: Canada, USA

Language: English 

Director: Niobe Thompson

Producer: Larry Klein for WGBH Nova