Archive for April 16th, 2013

Wild_Horses01_High_ResThousands years ago horses were more distributed on the European lands, than in modern times. It was, particularly, wild horses, which nowadays is considered an extinct species. Their habitat embraced the areas of steppes and semi-steppes of Europe, Central and Northern Asia, the main difference between modern and glacial era horses is in lower height and dark belt on the back horses had. Herds of these animals roamed the steppes, making an annual migration path passing hundreds of kilometers. However, climate change, as a common factor of animal evolution, contributed to their extinction. In particular, the reason they disappeared is that forests significantly replaced steppes and wild horses were left without favorable pastures.

Four thousand years ago wild horses could be called prehistoric species, but lately some individuals were revealed. It is related to Tarpan in Russia and Przhevalski’s horse in Mongolia. Probably, it is appropriate to make some overview of main wild horses’ species. View full article »

wild-horses-muralThe ground begins to faintly rumble under your feet as your stand on a hillside admiring the beautiful mountain scenery. You wonder were this powerful feeling could possibly be coming from. Faster than you can associate what the source may be, the rumble gets closer and louder and even more vibrant through the masses of earth and wild grass you stand on.

From over the hill stampedes a great herd of wild horses in a flash of wild colors. A hundred feet pounding in close unison, source this rumble as these majestic, historical animals prance and pound by.

Sadly, there are several issues plaguing the survival of this type of horse. Primarily, culling of large groups of these horses is the main source of their demise, followed by habitat destruction, horses being stolen and sold for profit and an ever demanding need by these animals for food and water. View full article »