for horse latitude the horse latitudes between the trade-wind zones and the west wind areas the north and of the Southern Hemisphere in the midst of of subtropical Hochdruckgebieten. They arise thereby in approximately in each case between 30° and 35° more north as well as southern latitude.
The horse latitudes owe their name sailors, who transported horses from Spain on their sailing boats. Since it concerns with the horse latitudes characteristically almost windless areas, the ships stuck often for weeks in the calm air. The horses ended because of the lack of fodder were thrown over board, whereby the sea was scattered with Pferdekadavern.