Word. To this day, farm houses in Northern Germany (former Anglo-Saxon lands) are crowned at their gables by two crossed wooden horse-heads. Under old Saxon law, a man was deemed too old/feeble to manage his own affairs if he could not get on his mount unaided. The two legendary brothers who conquered Britain for the Anglo-Saxons are called Hengest and Horsa in legend, both Saxon words for horse. Supposedly, the reason why eating horse-meat is comparitively uncommon in Germany is because it used to be eaten at pagan rituals, and thus the Church banned it.
Interesting, thank you!
BTW I do favor the theory that the Germanic Ur-Heimat is in the steppes, and that this horsey-ness is therefore not an accident.