24 Sep 2009

Konik Horses

These horses were imported from Holland and now roam the Stour valley at Stodmarsh, Kent they are a particularly hardy breed, Interestingly the name Stodmarsh is a corruption of Stud Marsh and is the place the monks of Canterbury kept and bred their draught horses but obviously not Konik's
It's one of the oldest animals known to man, and it's returning to the South East of England after 7,000 years. Wild horses once roamed all over Europe and England. Now the wild Konik horse is once again grazing on the English lowlands. It's a small miracle that these creatures are being brought back to our shores, and it's all thanks to the work of Kent conservationists.

1 comment:

  1. How do you know that they were imported form Holland?

    Do you have details? (when/where from; how many, etc.)