Used for grazing on the reserve
No interactions present.
They are semi-wild and people are told to keep away from them, but the ponies seem not to know this.
It is an unsettling experience to have one leaning right over one's shoulder, helping to read the GPS.
to get up close and personal. In my experience almost any equine will offer the hand - sorry, hoof - of friendship, if they think food may be available.
Hi Amadan - I also thought Koniks were the closest living breed to the extinct tarpan/Eurasian wild horse. Where did you read that this is now disputed by DNA evidence? Would be interested to read the article or website.
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
The original Tarpan breed died out and the animals you see today are the result of back breeding experiments by the Beck brothers in the early 20th century.
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Lat/Lng: 52.31106, 0.28891
OS grid ref: TL561705