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In Photos: Europe's last remaining wild horses

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Published : May 30, 2018, 10:43 am IST
Updated : Aug 7, 2018, 10:02 am IST
The horses are known as the Dülmen pony - a prized breed and also Europe's last remaining wild horses. Only once a year they have direct contact with humans when the young stallions are caught from the flock, that was first mentioned in chronicles 700 years ago. (Photos: AP)
The horses are known as the Dülmen pony - a prized breed and also Europe's last remaining wild horses. Only once a year they have direct contact with humans when the young stallions are caught from the flock, that was first mentioned in chronicles 700 years ago. (Photos: AP)
A wild horse looks between trees in a forest in Duelmen, Germany. One of Europe's last herds of wild horses live in a 400 hectare nature reserve about 40 kilometers north of western Germany's industrial Ruhr valley. About 400 native breed horses are left to find food and shelter, must cope with illness and death. Only once a year men step in to separate the young stallions from the herd, that was first mentioned in chronicles 700 years ago.
A wild horse looks between trees in a forest in Duelmen, Germany. One of Europe's last herds of wild horses live in a 400 hectare nature reserve about 40 kilometers north of western Germany's industrial Ruhr valley. About 400 native breed horses are left to find food and shelter, must cope with illness and death. Only once a year men step in to separate the young stallions from the herd, that was first mentioned in chronicles 700 years ago.
Wild horses gather in Duelmen, Germany. One of Europe's last herds of wild horses live in a 400 hectare nature reserve about 40 kilometers north of western Germany's industrial Ruhr valley.
Wild horses gather in Duelmen, Germany. One of Europe's last herds of wild horses live in a 400 hectare nature reserve about 40 kilometers north of western Germany's industrial Ruhr valley.
A foal sits in the grass in Duelmen, Germany. One of Europe's last herds of wild horses live in a 400 hectare nature reserve about 40 kilometers north of western Germany's industrial Ruhr valley.
A foal sits in the grass in Duelmen, Germany. One of Europe's last herds of wild horses live in a 400 hectare nature reserve about 40 kilometers north of western Germany's industrial Ruhr valley.
About 400 native breed horses are left to find food and shelter, must cope with illness and death.
About 400 native breed horses are left to find food and shelter, must cope with illness and death.
Wild horses are driven in Duelmen, Germany, that young men can separate the young stallions from one of Europe's last herds of wild horses. About 400 native breed horses are left to find food and shelter, must cope with illness and death. Only once a year they have direct contact with humans when the young stallions are caught from the flock, that was first mentioned in chronicles 700 years ago.
Wild horses are driven in Duelmen, Germany, that young men can separate the young stallions from one of Europe's last herds of wild horses. About 400 native breed horses are left to find food and shelter, must cope with illness and death. Only once a year they have direct contact with humans when the young stallions are caught from the flock, that was first mentioned in chronicles 700 years ago.
Catchers hold a young stallion while wild horses are driven together in Duelmen, Germany, that young men can separate the young stallions from one of Europe's last herds of wild horses.
Catchers hold a young stallion while wild horses are driven together in Duelmen, Germany, that young men can separate the young stallions from one of Europe's last herds of wild horses.
The event attracts about 15,000 visitors each year. Dating back to 1907, the round-up is intended to help manage numbers, while the auctioning of the animals is meant to finance their upkeep The breed of wild horses found in Dülmen is said to be easily domesticated.
The event attracts about 15,000 visitors each year. Dating back to 1907, the round-up is intended to help manage numbers, while the auctioning of the animals is meant to finance their upkeep The breed of wild horses found in Dülmen is said to be easily domesticated.
The equine event attracts about 15,000 visitors each year. Dating back to 1907, the round-up is intended to help manage numbers, while the auctioning of the animals is meant to finance their upkeep The breed of wild horses found in Dülmen is said to be easily domesticated.
The equine event attracts about 15,000 visitors each year. Dating back to 1907, the round-up is intended to help manage numbers, while the auctioning of the animals is meant to finance their upkeep The breed of wild horses found in Dülmen is said to be easily domesticated.

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