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Bulgarian Horses

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Mother and baby foal being well cared for in Bulgaria


Bulgarian horses are well known in the equestrian world of horses for being of quiet and kind temperment. The horses in southern Bulgaria are all free to roam wherever the grass is greener! Oftentimes visiting my house here to show off their newborns! Many horses in southern Bulgaria are used for real time work among the Roma population and in Kardzhali main town, you can still hire a horse and cart with driver to deliver your goods for you. The gypsy horses are in superb tip top condition and are very well fed, groomed and adorned with beautiful colourful tack. Driving along you can catch photos of these Bulgarian Horses working at almost every turn of the road. The horses are treated as a valued member of the Bulgarian Family and the Bulgarians working the horses always have time for a wave, after all, they arn’t in a rush to get anywhere! I even spotted a grey with its dark coloured foal, plus a couple of horses hiding in the wilderness where they were resting in the heat of the day! The Bulgarian working horses are regularly rested and watered! The Wild Horses of Bulgaria Here are photos of our local wild pack of horses. They are extremely peaceful and often lead the ‘owned’ horse astray! The horse in the photo below right has once again broken free and was running with the wild pack! Two of the wild horses (below) took one look at me and whinnied to the others to move along! As you can see from these photos, even the wild Bulgarian horses are in superb condition! This wild pack of Bulgarian horses often stray off to find greener pastures, yet always seem to return to lead astray some of the local working horses! They peacefully graze, often calling out to each other and are always given right of way while they are walking along the main roads of Bulgaria!

The Wild and Tame Horses of Bulgaria

There are many horses in Bulgaria, their temperment is extraordinarily docile. We had a wild pack of horses near our land, mingling with the tame working horses of the local Bulgarians without any problems! The working horses are kitted out with beautiful headresses, bridles and sadles and are in superb condition, are treated very well and allowed time to enjoy Bulgarian nature at it’s best. We have seen many wild packs of horses that are free to roam the Bulgarian countryside and villages, the horses look tame enough to ride and usually avoid getting hit by passing cars, although we have seen one horse that looked like it had a run in with a car, it was still roaming with the rest of the wild pack. Near the main market at the town roundabout many men sell their services for carting goods backwards and forwards their services are for sale at a very affordable price! Eco friendly transport by horse and cart!

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