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Query: Heck horseResult: 6th of 12
Subject: Koniks
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Heck Cattle and Konik Horse Grazing

Heck cattle: cow and calf
Koniks are a primitive breed of horse that originated in Eastern Europe (mainly Poland) and is closely related to the also extinct Tarpan horse (European wild horse). The name "konik" comes from the Polish language and means "pony, small horse". These horses are also very robust and ideally suited for being kept outside all year round.

The sizes of the paddocks are approximately 85 hectares (southern paddock I), 76 hectares (southern paddock II) and 135 hectares (northern paddock). With its total area of approximately 296 hectares, the grazing project "Cuxhavener Küstenheiden" is among the larger projects of this type in Germany.
In 2006 a Gallagher fence nearly 13km long with four wires was erected (1.30m high with oak fence posts instead of metal poles). The power supply for both southern paddocks comes from a power supply from the Hinrich Wilhelm Kopf barracks in Altenwalde, for the northern paddock a solar system is used. Since there is no suitable water for a permanent water supply in the paddocks, wells were drilled in each paddock. The solar-powered pumps feed one frost-proof drinker for frost periods in winter, and a large drinking trough for frost free periods.

Heck horse
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