These horses are about 40 years ago released in nature - some say it was due to lack of food during winter, and some say it was because of the mechanization of the processing of plains near Livno.
Survival of the horses
Despite the severe winters and the attacks of wild beasts, and sometimes the very people, horses have managed to survive through the decades. At the beginning of their life in the wild horses lived in the lower regions, so that later, after they formed herds, they started to live in the higher regions - especially in the highlands named Kruzi. Pastures rich with grass contributed to their survival to this day. Today there are over two hundred.
Wild horses from Cincar mountain are one of the rare herds of wild horses left in Europe. They can survive without humans, adapt to conditions in the mountains, and unlike half wild and tame horses they can find food throughout the year alone. Even in winter they are digging grass they eat beneath the snow. Through winters they survive together in a large herd, while the rest of the year they are distributed to small groups.
Wild horses of Livanjsko plains is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions that should be under government protection. There is a petition for their protection but until than they will try to survive on their own.