A year ago, I was all set to leave for a trip to Colorado to go photography the wild horses. The hotel was booked, the family was excited to ski on real mountains instead of the Michigan hills, I rented a mega telephoto lens and stocked up on memory cards and batteries.
Then the pandemic messed it all up.
Ok, so it didn't seem all that bad in the beginning. And I thought "You know what, I'll just go alone and I'll drive to Colorado to avoid the dangerous airports and stuff".
But then that didn't seem like a good idea anymore either.
So we cancelled everything.
You know what, we'll go in summer!
No worries! We'll go next year!!
Well now, that pandemic keeps going and by the time it may calm down, we'll have moved to Switzerland 🙀
Time for plan, euhm 🤔, E I guess by now.
I started googling whether there are wild horses in Europe. Obviously, being Belgian, I know about the Camargue horses. So they are on my list in any case. But what else is there?
Turns out there's something like Rewilding Europe.
Their mission is to make Europe a wilder place. They want to bring back the variety of life and their aim is to create large, rewilded landscapes in at least 10 different regions across Europe. It's an amazing project and part of it is reintroducing horses in the wildlife. While the original European wild horse has been extinct since 1909, there are still horses around that carry the gene material of the original wild horse. Rewilding means moving horses with the right traits from domestication toward wildness, horses that are preferably regional and well-adapted, still used to living in a feral way. So what Rewilding Europe is doing is bringing back free-ranging populations of horses, all across Europe.
They have several areas where they are doing this in Portugal, Spain, Croatia and Bulgaria. Would it be ok to make it my goal to visit them all?😁
They have several areas where they are doing this in Portugal, SPain, Croatia and Bulgaria. Would it be ok to make it my goal to visit them all?😁