The tradition of domestication and agriculture did not emerge in the human societies of the zebra’s native habitat of Africa parallel to those in the range early horses inhabited in Asia and Europe.
So, the answer: We don’t ride zebras because they are wild animals not wild about being ridden.
Why can’t humans ride zebras?
It’s because zebras are horrible. And there are so many reasons why: They’re very hostile and very aggressive, that means you can’t domesticate them easily. They have a ducking reflex which makes them very hard to lasso in the first place.
Does anyone ride zebras?
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.
Why are zebras not domesticated like horses?
The kick of a zebra can break a lion’s jaw. They can be savage biters and possess a ‘ducking’ reflex that helps them avoid being caught by lasso. All of this means that zebra are not really “people friendly” and as a species they do not fit the criteria for domestication.
Can a zebra kill you?
Zebras have been known to kick each other to death, they will viciously bite any human that comes too close, and there are even many accounts of zebras killing lions. The only way to train zebras to be ridden or pull a carriage is through cruel and inhumane treatment.