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15 feral horse colonies from around the world

By: Catie Leary on July 5, 2016, 7:02 a.m.
Feral Pottok ponies

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Pottoka ponies

Native to the Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain's Basque Country, the Pottoka are an ancient breed of horse that has become increasingly endangered due to the loss of habitat and crossbreeding with other equine varieties, including Iberian horses, Arabian horses and Welsh ponies.

What's fascinating about the Pottoka is that they are quite adept at "predicting" the weather. Depending on the air pressure, herds will migrate into valleys ahead of bad weather and return to the highlands after the storm passes.