Homes sought for 150 Kaimanawa horses

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Homes are needed for around 150 Kaimanawa wild horses.

Around 206 horse have been removed from the Kaimanawa Ranges in the central North Island. This is part of an annual muster that takes place each year.

Horses that cannot be rehomed will be culled.

Last year’s muster had to be cancelled because of Covid, so the herd has increased well beyond the recommended level.

Kaimanawa Wild Horse Preservation Society chair Sharyn Boness is calling for anyone interested to apply.

What are Kaimanawa Horses?
Kaimanawa horses are a population of wild horses in New Zealand that are descended from horses released in the 19th and 20th centuries.

They are known for their hardiness and quiet temperament.

The New Zealand government strictly controls the population to protect the habitat in which they live, which includes several endangered species of plants.

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