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“Konik” is the Polish term for a little horse. It is also used to describe a very unusual breed of horse with an interesting and much-debated history. Formerly used as small working horses in Poland, today the Konik pony is extensively used in conservation grazing projects throughout Europe. Ecological institutions usually buy a Konik to add to their semi-feral grazing herds, although these intriguing animals can also make friendly riding ponies when raised in proximity with humans. There are some individual breeders in Poland who will sell a Konik, as well as a Polish state stud at Popielno, Sieraków, which ensures the survival of the breed.

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Konik, Gelding, 10 years, 14.1 hh, Grullo Leisure
DE-56357
Gemmerich
€4,200
~ $4,872
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Konik, Mare, 4 years, 13.3 hh, Grullo Leisure
Sandra Hesselbarth
DE-94137
Bayerbach
€5,000
~ $5,800
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Konik, Stallion, 1 year, Dun Leisure
4 Hufe im Glück eV
DE-24601
Stolpe
€500
~ $580
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Konik, Stallion, 3 years, 16.1 hh, Gray Baroque - Dressage
Alex Andalusians Horses
ES-41007
Sevilla
€20,000
~ $23,198
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Konik, Mare, 6 years, 14 hh, Dun Leisure - Dressage - Western
DE-03149
Forst (Lausitz)
€4,500
~ $5,220
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Konik, Mare, 12 years, 14 hh, Bay-Dark Leisure - Jumping - Endurance
DE-15328
Seelow
€2,750
~ $3,190 ONO
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Konik, Stallion, 2 years, 13.3 hh Breeding - Driving - Leisure - Jumping
PL-Kcynia
Górki Zagajne
€3,000
~ $3,480
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Konik, Gelding, 3 years, 13.3 hh, Dun Leisure
DE-63549
Ronneburg
€4,500
~ $5,220 ONO
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Konik, Gelding, 6 years, 13.1 hh, Dun Leisure - Driving
DE-34519
Diemelsee
€4,000
~ $4,640
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Konik, Mare, 6 years, 13.2 hh Leisure
DE-79790
Küssaberg
€5,500
~ $6,380 ONO
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Konik, Mare, 9 years, 12.2 hh, Dun Leisure
DE-79874
Breitnau
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price range ~ to $2,900
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Konik, Mare, 5 years Leisure
PL-66-435
Zaszczytowo
zł3,000
~ $762
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Konik, Mare, 1 year, 12.2 hh, Buckskin Leisure
CZ-592 62
Žďár nad Sázavou
€2,600
~ $3,016
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Konik, Mare, 2 years, 13.2 hh, Dunalino
F: GALOP | MF: MIDAR
Breeding - Leisure
PL-32-090
Słomniki
zł6,500
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Use and characteristics of the Konik

These strong, sturdy ponies are often described as “mouse-grey” in colour, a term that was also used to describe the wild Tarpan, which was believed to be one of their ancestors. This coat colour is also called blue dun. Koniks are between 12.3 hands (51 inches/130 cm) and 13.3 hands (55 inches/140 cm) in height and they are attractive animals with fine legs. Their domesticated ancestors, known as Panje horses, were used for many tasks on Polish farms and in the army. Early in the twentieth century, farmers would often sell a Konik crossed with another breed to make a bigger, stronger draught animal. Today when people buy a Konik it is usually for conservation grazing.

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Origin and history of breeding Konik Ponies

The history of the Konik pony is closely related to that of the Tarpan, which was believed to be the true wild horse of Europe and the Russian steppe. When the last Tarpan died in captivity early in the 1900s, several specialists in zoos set out to recreate the type. Some of the ponies of Poland were known to have Tarpan ancestry. They looked very similar to the Tarpan, and Tarpans had been bred with Polish ponies on farms after the dispersal of a herd of Tarpans from a reserve early in the nineteenth century. In 1923, the Panje horses, which came from Biłgoraj, attracted the interest of agriculturalist Professor Tadeusz Vetulani. It was Vetulani who first used the general term “Konik” as a descriptive for the breed and encouraged studs to conserve them, opening a Konik reserve in Białowieża Forest in 1936. Vetulani believed that if left to live a wild and free life, the animals would naturally revert to a wild type. The ponies became known as konik polski or konik biłgorajski, sometimes translated as the Polish primitive horse. This was a time when several programmes existed to “breed back” to a more “primitive” type of horse, including that of Lutz Heck and Heinz Heck, German zoologists. They included Konik ponies in their programme, along with Przewalski's horses, Icelandic horses and Gotland ponies. At the same time, other breeders continued to cross the Koniks with domesticated breeds to produce larger utility horses for riding or farm work. Today, Koniks are the pony of choice for many conservation projects. Even though modern DNA analysis does not support a connection to the Tarpan, the Koniks are hardy and appealing animals that fit well into conservation programmes.

Konik Horses in equestrianism

Many Koniks can be seen in the Netherlands, where they roam the Oostvaardersplassen and de Kleine Weerd near Maastricht on the banks of the river Meuse. Dutch programmes have been so successful that they have contributed Koniks to conservation programmes in Spain, Latvia and the UK. The most famous UK location that uses Koniks is the National Trust’s Wicken Fen site near Cambridge.

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