Horses are one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature, Eohippus, into the large, single-toed animal of today. Horses have had a longtime significance in world culture as mounts used by humans in working, transport and even war. Horses are also closely related to Zebras.
In the 1981 Novel, when Judy and Peter ran outside to play in the park, they passed by a towering statue of a military man riding on horseback.
In the 1995 film, the efforts made by the cavalry war hero General Angus Parrish earned him an honourable bronze statue in the central town square, depicting him riding on horseback.
In 1869, the brothers Benjamin and Caleb Sproul rode a two horse drawn wagon one mile outside Brantford, New Hampshire to bury a large chest. Like the humans, the Horses seemed to be terrified of the foreboding atmosphere, especially due to the enigmatic presence of the contents of the chest and the sounds of Wolves howling. After the boys finished during the chest in a deep pit, the Horses rode as fast as they could back to Brantford.
In "Perfect Match", a Pegasus horse is depicted on the murals within the Jamazon Tribe's Temple where weddings are performed. The Pegasus is being hunted by a Lioness pride, benefiting the role of family hunters the Jamazons share with Lionesses.
Behind the scenes
The Pegasus winged horse of greek mythology is the mascot of TriStar Pictures, the producers of the original 1995 Film and "JUMANJI" licence holders of subsequent media until 2017. This benefits the appearance on the murals of the Jamazon temple, who are in turn inspired by the Amazon warriors of greek mythology.
|Jumanji 1995 Film|
|Brantford Characters||Alan Parrish • Sarah Whittle • Judy Shepherd • Peter Shepherd • Sam Parrish • Carol Parrish • Carl Bentley • Nora Shepherd • Martha Shepherd • Jim Shepherd • General Angus Parrish • Caleb Sproul • Benjamin Sproul • Mrs. Thomas • Billy Jessup • Ralph Smigel|
|Animals||Rhinoceros • Elephant • Monkey • Crocodile • Lion • Bat • Mosquito • Spider • Pelican • Zebra|
|Vegetation||Pod • Purple Flower|
|Weather||Monsoon • Earthquake • Quicksand • Tornado • Thunderstorm|
|Objects||Jumanji (board game)|
|Locations||Jumanji Realm • Brantford • Parrish Mansion • Parrish Shoe Company • Sir Sav-A-Lot • Brantford Pawnshop|