This herd of wild horses was observed grazing near the marsh. These are truly wild animals found in several isolated herds in the Baltic countries.
Feral horses. Were walking down middle of highway. We had to honk the horn and get out of the car and wave at them to get them to get out of the road. Even then, they stopped and looked at us, then walked off the road. Once off the road they began running through the forest parallel to the highway, but getting gradually deeper into the trees.
I tumbled off my bike across the road from this horse, and he or she was staring at me, looking real concerned for the half-hour while my buddy and I tried to get back on the horse, so to speak... What a pal!
The wild horse (Equus ferus) is a species of the genus Equus, which includes as subspecies both the modern domesticated horse (Equus ferus caballus) as well as the undomesticated Tarpan (Equus ferus ferus) and Przewalski's horse (Equus ferus przewalskii). The 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...