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I Cavallini della Giara di Gèsturi sono una razza di piccola taglia, endemizzata ma non autoctona, discendente dai cavalli immmessi in Sardegna nell'antichità, probabilmente 3.000 anni fa. La maggior parte di essi, circa 550, vivono allo stato brado su un altopiano basaltico della Sardegna centromeridionale, la "Giara". La Giara, circa 45 kmq, è ricca di sughere e di prati-pascoli. Sull'altopiano sono anche presenti caratteristici avallamenti, detti "paùlis" (paludi) che nella stagione delle piogge si riempiono d'acqua, in cui prolifera il ranuncolo d'acqua e si può avvistare il Lepidurus opus Lubbocki, un crostaceo arcaico restato immutato da 200 milioni di anni.


The Small-horse of the Giara is a small size breed, endemized but not indigenous, descended from horses released to Sardinia in antiquity, probably 3.000 years ago. Most of them, about 550, live at the wild state on a basalt plateau of south-central Sardinia, the "Giara". The Giara, about 45 square kilometers, is rich in cork oaks and pastures. On the plateau there are also characteristic depressions called "Paùlis" (wetlands), which in the rainy season are full of water, where proliferate the Buttercup of water and you can spot the Lepidurus opus Lubbocki, an archaic crustacean unchanged from about 200 million years.

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Brigitte Uras on September 14, 2012

superbe ! like brigitte

rOberto on September 14, 2012

Brigitte

Ancora molte grazie! Un saluto cordiale da tutti

Roberto

brian gillman on September 20, 2012

Looks like a good feed and some vitamins wouldn't go amiss here but still a beautiful creature. I like very much.

Best wishes, Brian.

rOberto on September 21, 2012

Brian

It's certainly an old horse, perhaps he's not longer healthy, but he was born and will die free. Totally free, I mean. Ciao and many thanks again for your welcome visit

Roberto

rOberto on November 11, 2012

Farhat

Thank you again! Warm greetings

Roberto

Ewa (ewamaya) on January 11, 2013

Piękne !!!

rOberto on January 12, 2013

Ewamaya

Grazie! A presto


Roberto

Szymon Ł on February 21, 2013

LIKE 5 + V Greetings from GDAŃSK

rOberto on February 21, 2013

Koondel

Thank you for your welcome visit! Ciao

Roberto

Rosana Biscaia on June 14, 2013

Che bella foto!

rOberto on June 15, 2013

Ciao Rosana. Che bel commento! Grazie ancora per la tua gentilezza. A presto Roberto

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Photo taken in Giara di Gesturi, Province of Medio Campidano, Italy

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  • Uploaded on April 2, 2012
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    by rOberto
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2012/04/02 16:28:19
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    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO400
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