Free range konik horses in the snow
Koniks look like the now extinct Tarpan (ancient horse). Nowadays the Konik lives on free range nature reserves in Poland, Latvia, UK and The Netherlands. This picture was taken in a reserve near Amsterdam that has a group of them. The aim is to keep them wild, so they can live the way a wild horse should.
The wild horse is a species of the genus ''Equus'', which includes as subspecies the modern domesticated horse as well as the undomesticated tarpan , now extinct, and the endangered Przewalski's horse . Przewalski's horse was saved from the brink of extinction and reintroduced successfully to the wild. The tarpan became extinct in the 19th century, though it was a possible ancestor of the domestic horse, and roamed the steppes of Eurasia at the time of domestication. However, other subspecies of.. more