Wild Desert Horses
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MHS Super Blog brings you to the African Wild Desert Horses……….
In the African Desert is a group of wild horses called “Namib horse” a tough creature. What do you think are they equal to our domestic horses?
I don’t think so! Tell me>> Which One Is Better of?
The oldest desert in the world is called the “Namib Desert” in Africa has endured semi arid conditions for at least a 55 million years. The annual rainfall is only limited to about 5 to 75/76 mm a year and it is almost completely barren.
Thick fog from the Atlantic often blankets the dunes which in all likelihood will create enough moisture to survive!
The Namib wild horses must be extremely hardy for those hars desert conditions. Pretty sure that their size is not higher or taller than probably about 14 to 14.2 hands, which is about 58″, some might reach the 15 hands, about 60″.
Amazing to know that they have large heads and relative spoken small muzzles, large ears and wide -set eyes and very short necks.
To be honest, nobody has any idea how they got into this environment the “Namid Desert in Africa”. Originally there were no horses in southern Africa at all. They only start appearing in the17th century important by Europeans.
Some people think that they came from the former breeding operation of the eccentric Baron Hansheinrich von Wolf, who kept horses at the peculiar castle of Duwisib, which is south of Maltohohe. Other people say that the German colonial forces left behind horses during World War 1, as they retreated from the advancing of the South African troops.
Not more than about 150 horses live in that environment, needless to mention that they attract thousands and thousands of tourists each year. Now I wonder if there is absolutely nothing around, how can the tourists survive, even though it might be just for some hours.
Equine and humanitarian organizations have tried very hard to bring in water and food to the horses, ensuring that they would survive. Welfare groups arrived and installed troughs of feeding stations in several parts of the desert. Other groups tried very hard to round up the horses in order to care for them, unfortunately with very little success!
Stepping in the horse problems are far from over, which brings me to the subject of “horse breeding” and really wonder, do we need more horses, more dogs and cats? There are many out there who are looking for care, love and understanding!