Yes, zebras can be domesticated and trained, but it is not necessarily practical or humane to do so.
They had a zebra that used to live with the dairy cattle.
It was just as tame as the cows and very relaxed, unless they tried to prevent her from walking through the dairy with the cows when they went to be milked.
Can Zebras be saddle broken?
The simple answer to this is no. There are reasons why you cannot ride a zebra like a horse. Horses have undergone domestication, unlike zebras which are very wild and aggressive.
Can we ride zebras?
It is not impossible to ride zebras. So, the answer: We don’t ride zebras because they are wild animals not wild about being ridden. We don’t ride them because we are for the most part happier admiring them from afar doing what zebras do best: being bad-tempered and eating grass!
Why are zebras not domesticated?
They are unpredictable and are known to attack people. To be domesticated, animals must meet certain criteria. For example, they must have a good disposition and should not panic under pressure. Zebras’ unpredictable nature and tendency to attack preclude them from being good candidates for domestication.
Are zebras like horses?
zebras are actually a species of wild horses. They are all living in Africa (no zebras on other continents except in zoos) and they belong to the “Equidae family of the Equus genus”. In other words, they are horses but an entirely other species than the horses we normally ride and use around humans.