Friday, September 17, 2010


"Vaska", the first Przewalski's horse from the wild to have reached Europe and the only of such who could be used for riding; photo from Askania Nova. Caught in 1899, he travelled to Europe via Kobdo (Mongolia). In 1900 he reached Askania Nova, a year later he was given to the Russian tsar and placed in Tsarskoye Selo, and after a few years given back to baron F. E. Falz-Fein to Askania Nova.

Courtesy of Bjorn Krebbers

Col. Herriott, and Madame Col. Olds Rossi here is your assignment for today: See who can soften that poll, collect that neck, and bring that hip under in the shortest amount of time. Good luck. LOL

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1 comment:

Jim A. said...

I'm waiting to see one of those European mixed acts with Bactrian camels, Przewalski horses, and Yaks. The trainer could wear a "cave man" costume.