High Noon

David Shepherd

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'High Noon.'
Signed Limited Edition print of 850
Published 1985
Image Size 9" x 16"
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The tarpan or European wild horse (Equus ferus ferus) was found in Europe and much of Asia.
It survived into the historical era, but became extinct in 1909, when the last captive died in a Russian zoo.
Thus, the genetic line was lost. Attempts have been made to recreate the tarpan, which resulted in horses with outward physical similarities, but nonetheless descended from domesticated ancestors and not true wild horses.
Periodically, populations of horses in isolated areas are speculated to be relict populations of wild horses, but generally have been proven to be feral or domestic.
For example, the Riwoche horse of Tibet was proposed as such,[137] but testing did not reveal genetic differences from domesticated horses.
Similarly, the Sorraia of Portugal was proposed as a direct descendant of the Tarpan based on shared characteristics,
but genetic studies have shown that the Sorraia is more closely related to other horse breeds and that the outward similarity is an unreliable measure of relatedness.

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