4/6/2018 9:45:00 AM/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Today's Top 5, People in Ag, Livestock, National News, International
4/7/2018 8:18 AM
Please fact check your article. Prezwalski’s horse is NOT descended from Spanish horses brought to America. Mustangs are descended from Spanish horses brought to America. Prezwalski’s horses only live in zoos in America. They are wild horses in Mongolia and there is a herd in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Robert P Rhoads
4/9/2018 9:14 PM
Tara... Please help us here...
I'm missing your point.
4/10/2018 10:49 PM
Tera is correct. Here is some clarification.
"When researchers tested their DNA and compared it to the bones of ancient horses, they found the Przewalskis were not wild as previously believed, but feral, meaning they descended from domesticated horses that later returned to the wild."
- Mustangs are descendants of Spanish, or Iberian, horses that were brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers in the 16th century.
4/10/2018 11:17 PM
More clarification: All horses under BLM are designated as wild which the Prior Mountain horses are.
A quote from BLM website:
'The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range is unique in both its setting and for the wild horses that inhabit it. Many of the horses have primitive striping on their backs, withers and legs, and are reputed to be descendants of "colonial" Spanish horses."
The dorsal stripes on back and legs gives an impression to the similar markings of the Przewalski horse markings but the horse you have posted is descended from Spanish Colonial horses. The dorsal stripe would indicate DNA from further back
and perhaps distantly influenced by the Przewalski Horse.
The order of horses:
Wild-pre10-13,000 yrs ago
Przwewalski-the horses descended from one of the earliest known groups of domesticated horses, called Botai horses, found in northern Kazakhstan 5,500 years ago.
Mustangs-Domestic horses brought over by Spaniards 450ish years ago that became feral and some of which are now Federally protected and labelled as Wild Horses.
There is no singular definition of wild or feral horses in this country. It depends on history and the law which varies from State to State.