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Behind the name

Like the apex of a wave before its crash, the phrase “peak horse” signifies the highest point of a technology before its eventual descent.

Horses reached their peak population during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when they were used extensively for transportation, agriculture, and industry. In the 1920s, the United States alone had an estimated 26 million horses.

However, the widespread adoption of automobiles, tractors, and other motorized vehicles led to a decline in demand, and horse populations began to dwindle. Today, horses are still used for transportation, sport, and leisure activities, but their numbers are significantly lower than they were in the past.

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Rephann, Terance (2011). “The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in Virginia.”

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Vladimir Bok

Author, "GANs in Action" by Manning Co. Passionate about applying AI to solve real-world problems. Computer Science graduate from Harvard University.