Rare Horses Released In Spain As Part Of ‘Rewilding’ Effort

Rare Horses Released In Spain As Part Of ‘Rewilding’ Effort

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horses by Mark Hamblin/rewildingeurope.comFor the first time in two millennia, wild horses are once again galloping free in Spain, countering what happened when the Romans moved there and domesticated the animals.

Four-dozen Retuerta horses have been released into the wild in western Spain over the past two years as part of a project by Rewilding Europe.

The Retuerta horse or Caballo de las retuertas is a rare breed of horse indigenous to Spain’s Andalusia region, said to closely resemble the ancient Iberian horses that populated Spain before being domesticated.

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Photo credit: Mark Hamblin/rewildingeurope.com

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