In 2002 traveling through the Namib desert on the way to the Skeleton Coast, we came upon a herd of feral horses. (Wild, but not occurring naturally.) Here is a short clip.
It was mid winter there, which means dry and cool- there is extremely little vegetation as you can see.
These horses survive with the help of a water-bore dug by a compassionate local farmer. Before this, a large percentage of the herd died of starvation and thirst every year.
These particular horses are the reason I have gone back to painting horses exclusively.
I stayed in Namibia for 7 months because of them.

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Comment by michelle odone on February 21, 2009 at 9:04
what an experiance!
Comment by Vianna von Weyhausen on February 20, 2009 at 11:06
I have spent a lot of time in Namibia (Cheetah conservation) but have never seen these feral horses. Most interesting. Thanks for the clip

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