French Basque Country – Enjoying Wild Basque Ponies And Other Wildlife

French Basque Country – Enjoying Wild Basque Ponies And Other Wildlife
While the wildlife in my San Francisco garden is pretty much limited to robins during the day and raccoons at night, in France it’s a different story. On the slopes of LaRhune, at my home in French Basque Country, the mountain wildlife is truly wild. Wildlife in French Basque Country When I first settled on the mountain, I admit my wonder at the Basque Country wildlife was mixed with good, old-fashioned fear, but over time I got used to all of the critters and love them. Wild Basque Ponies with Bells The iconic “wildlife” in French Basque Country is the Basque pony, called the pottok. These amazing beasts look very much like the big-bellied horses sketched on walls by cavemen, and they might have been, given how much is unknown about Basque history. When I first saw the ponies, I was surprised that these “wild” Basque ponies had thick leather... Read More