Asiatic Wild (also known as Przewaslki’s, Takhi, and
Mongolian wild) horsesare a rare and
endangered subspecies of wild horse native to the Steppes of central Asia. Most
wild horses, such as Mustangs or Australian brumbies, are descended from
domesticated animals; however, Asiatic Wild horses have never been domesticated
and are the only known truly wild horse in the world.
Organizations from around the world have successfully bred
and re-introduced these horses into their natural Mongolian habitat as well as
the Chernobyl area. The total number by the early 1990’s was over 1,500.
Asiatic Wild horses are a stockier build than the
domesticated mongolian horses but with shorter legs and a heavy built neck.
Their typical height is 12-14 hands and they weigh about 650 lbs.