Koniks are wild horses from the steppes of Russia and are the closest match to the Tarpan, a wild horse which was hunted to extinction here but continued to inhabit Eastern Europe until the 18th Century. They have mouse grey colouring, two tone manes and zebra stripes on the front legs. They are hardy horses, perfect for habitat management schemes as they have thick winter coats, hooves that don’t require trimming and live well on marshland. See these beautiful, gentle creatures in their paddock at Wildwood, which is half conifer forest, half grassland. Look carefully amongst the trees for them, as their grey coats give them fantastic camouflage!