The Legendary Horses

They are rumoured to be one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world and their distinctive white colour is well known.

Nowadays the Camargue horses live in semi-wild conditions in the marshy areas of the region and they get bred by the gypsies.

Despite their small size and their compact body, they are incredibly beautiful and elegant.

Neptune, God of the Sea, was traveling in his chariot drawn by 9 white horses, in front of the mouth of the Rhone, when he met a farmer who was having trouble with a black bull:

"Here's my best horse; if you know how to make a friend of him, he will be an irreplaceable ally against the black bull.But remember, he comes from the Sea and he was led by a god: when he wants, let him free to come and deeply breathe his marine and divine origins"

This is the legend about the horses of the Camargue.

Bred by the gypsies, it's possible to meet them at sunset on the beaches of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

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Italy based Landscape, Adventure Photographer and Educator.