Wild Horses

Wild horses are horses that roam in wilderness areas of the world. Wild horses, strictly speaking, are horses descended from horses that have never been domesticated. More broadly, horses that have escaped into the wilds or that have been born wild are feral horses. The only remaining wild horse is the Asian wild horse, also known as the dun-colored, black-maned equids of Mongolia, which are a national symbol. The wild Mongolian horse is called Takhi in Mongolian, meaning “spirit” or “spiritual.” Russian General Nikolai Przhevalsky (1839–88) first identified the Mongolian wild horse as unique, and he went to Mongolia in the 1880s to search for the horse because it was so rare. In 1900 Carl Hagenbeck captured some, which were put into zoos. Some of ...

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