Retuerta horses are oldest breed in Europe

June 9th, 2007 | by nick |

The oldest horse breed in Europe is shown to be the Retuerta, only distantly related to other breeds. Only 60 retuerta horses survive in Doñana marshes. A 4-year genetic study has shown they form the base of the genetic tree for European horses. They are also the only autochthonous breed of horse which lives in the wild in Europe isolated from other countries. el mundo