"Wild" Konik Horses [Equus caballus caballus] are as wild as Horses get in Europe. These are descendants from the "original" european wild horse, the Tarpan, which was sadly wiped out in the late 19th century by excessive hunting. The last mare in the wild died when it crashed in to a ravine in the Ukraine while it was chased by men trying to catch it in 1879. These Konik were bred back from half wild horses in Poland in the 1930's to resemble these Tarpans. In the 1980's they were released in the wild in the Netherlands...

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