Correspondent in Australia Sends Tale of Wild Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-12


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Correspondent in Australia Sends Tale of Wild Horses By Special Correspondent Shortage of horses in various parts of the world brought a novel yarn from New Zealand It has to do with some wild Corses that roam the North Island Robert Thomson Australian turf expert and DAILY RACING FORMS representative in the Antipodes sent along the data dataIt It appears that during the 18th century when the pakoha the Maori word for white man first came to New Zealand from England he brought as do all Brit ¬ ishers some horses some of which were acquired by the Maoris in TeWhaiti The Maoris were supposed to have only four mares each and were given the use of a stallion Later the Maoris tired of breed ¬ ing and turned their stock loose It is said that nowadays several thousand wild and semiwild horses roam the vicinity of the farmed pumice fields near Lake Taupo famous before the war as a vacation spot for New Zealand visitors visitorsWhen When captured as some frequently are these Kaingoroa wild horses buck with such abandon as to put to shame the an ¬ tics of our rodeo buckers and few are ever tamed enough to be ridden with any de ¬ gree of safety There are several islands oh the Atlantic Coast of the United States which also Have wild ponies and horses but few could touch the picturesque de ¬ velopment of these shaggy coated New Zealanders

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