Contact | Blog | Project Noah Facebook | Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Konik Horse


The Konik or Polish primitive horse is a small horse, a kind of semi-feral horse, originating in Poland. The Polish word konik is the diminutive of koń, the Polish word for "horse" (sometimes confused with kuc, kucyk meaning "pony"). However, the name "konik" or "Polish konik" is used to refer to certain specific breeds. Koniks show many primitive markings including a dun coat and dorsal stripe.


As it is very close to the extinct, it has been introduced into many nature reserves in the Netherlands such as the Oostvaardersplassen.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by

Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands

Lat: 52.45, Long: 5.40

Spotted on Dec 12, 2009
Submitted on Jun 27, 2011

Related Spottings

Konik Horses Konik Horses Konik (Polish primitive horse) Konik

Nearby Spottings

Red deer Red Fox Red Deer Bird's-foot Trefoil