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Where do wild horses come from?

a group of cattle standing on top of a sandy beach with Assateague Island in the backgroundWhere do wild horses come from?

A long time ago all horses were wild animals. They ran free in large herds, or bands across the vast grasslands all over the world. The early horse known as the dawn horse originated in North America. The early horse migrated over land bridges to other parts of the world such as Spain and Portugal and developed into the animal we know as Equine/Equus today.