The colour given to the chariot horse of the Greeks, probably chestnut, yellow, or dun.
With 'Balios' drew the chariot of Achilles. Both horses were immortal and 'Xanthus' was given the power of speech and foretold the death of Achilles.
(circa 430-350 BC) an Athenian soldier, writer, historian and horseman, who wrote Hipparchikos The Cavalry Commander and Cynegeticus a treatise on hunting (on foot) with and without dogs. He led 10,000 Greeks from Mesopotamia to the Black Sea after the defeat of Cyrus at Cunaxa in 401 BC which he had described the Anabasis. Most of the principles of horsemanship and stable management, which he propounded, hold good to this day.