New Zealand’s wild Kaimanawa horses

Between 1858 and 1875, Major George Carlyon imported Exmoor ponies from England and crossed them with local horses to produce a breed called the Carlyon, and during the 1870s some of these were released into the Ranges, and the distinctive ancestry of the Exmoor ponies (mealie muzzles and underbellies) is evident in many of the Kaimanawa Wild Horses today.

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