Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Mini Wednesday Whinnies

#1 here again, to share another adventure with you. Yesterday, some wonderful friends took me on a journey of discovery. We drove more the three hours from Tokyo, to a place called Kiso, deep into the mountain range called the Japan Alps. There, we visited the Kiso Horse Conservation Trust.

The Kiso Horse is one of Japan's eight native horse breeds. They are all very rare, and there are only about 150 Kiso horse left in the world now. Fortunately, the conservation trust has been working hard to preserve the breed, and there are a number of births every year! The foals are simply adorable!

This guy is one of their three stallions. His name is Suzu Kaze which means "The Wind of Chimes"

I was able to have a little snuggle with him. As you can see, he is nowhere near as big as the Big V!

Kiso horses have such beautiful faces and very gentle eyes. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit such a beautiful place and meet  these lovely, rare horses:


  1. you are right... they are super beautiful... and the little ones are too cute ...
    the mama sighed and sighed while watching the photos, till my dad said: furget it...that means her days as a cowgirl are over ;o)))

  2. Such lovely horses and the little one is so cute :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  3. That is totally awesome that you got to visit these beautiful and rare creatures.

  4. Cute, cute, cute and more cute!

  5. Aren't they lovely! So small. Very thoughtful of your friends to give you a chance to meet these dear ones.

  6. Never heard of a Kiso horse. What a beauty
    Lily & Edward

  7. Oh, they are just beautiful!!! Will you be able to fit one of those foals in your suitcase - Tommy would love one:)

    Woos - Misty and Lightning

  8. Wow, what beautiful horses! Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

  9. Ce poulain est absolument craquant.
    Et je suis ravie de voir que je n'avais pas complètement tors. Ses ancêtres sauvages ne sont pas vraiment lointains.
    Une agréable visite sans nul doute.
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

  10. What cute little foals. Happy they are trying to keep the breed going.

  11. Fascinating! We had never heard of Kiso horses, nor did we know they are rare! Very cool that #1 got to visit!

  12. Oh wow, I've never heard of Kiso horses but they are lovely. :)


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