Close to Nature – The Wild Horses of Langeland

If you have followed this website for some time, you know something about these animals. If not, have a look here.

In September 2014, Lars succeeded in filming a big group of the Wild Horses and we thought that things couldn’t get any better. Somehow, when we returned to Denmark in March 2015, Lars and I felt compelled to see them again. We didn’t know why, because we were really sure we had reached our highlight.

Boy, we were so wrong…

Since we never know where we can find them, we had decided to drive a bit around… And Lars and I found them at a viewpoint where we had never seen them before. Two horses were standing near the electric fence when we arrived. The rest of the group was about 20 meters back.

Lars and I felt excited and unsure at the same time. We had never been so close to them before! But what would happen when we got out of the car? On many occasions, I had seen them running away when humans came too close and at many place there were warnings about their aggressive behavior. Waiting in the car would get us nowhere, so we decided to get out.

The two horses moved… But instead of running away – as we had anticipated – they moved closer to the fence. Lars and I were in complete awe. Especially the stallion seemed to be very curious. He started sniffing me (and my camera) and he allowed me to touch him. I was touching a Wild Horse! I simply couldn’t believe it! The second horse was curious as well, but seemed to be shy. At least, he didn’t run away.

The rest of the group ignored us.

And Lars was able to shoot this short, but beautiful video!

Needless to say that this is one of the highlights of the year so far!

3 Comments

  • travelingmind2anywhere June 4, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    you got a friendly horse there with a stylish hair!!

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  • kathryningrid June 7, 2015 at 3:28 am

    SO lovely! So amazing and wonderful that they chose to interact with you gently like that. What a marvelous moment of communion with nature!!
    <3

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  • Resa June 13, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Now that is a very special experience!!!!

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