This natural antipathy of the horse for the camel is affirmed by the ancients (Xenophon. Cyropaed. 1. vi. (c. 2.) p. 438; 1. vii. (c. I) p. 483, 492, edit. Hutchinson, Polyaen. Stratagem. vii. 6 (~ 6), Plin. Hist. Nat. viii. 26 Aelian de Natur. Animal. 1. iii. c. 7); but it is disproved by daily experience and derided by the best judges, the Orientals (Voyage d'Olearius, p. 553).