Here in the Netherlands, the Konik horse can be found grazing in nature reserves, helping to keep the vegetation short. They are well known inhabitants of the Oostvaardersplassen. They have a small primitive stature and, as far as I understand horses, seem to have a friendly nature.
Its a very special experience quietly standing amidst a herd, observing and photographing them in peace. You can feel the dynamics of the group and the strong mutual bond. Foals are curious and sometimes approach you. I don’t stroke them but take a few steps backwards so they quickly lose interest.
In the areas where they graze, it is recommended that one keeps a distance; there are warnings about unpredictable behavior. I have never noticed anything untoward. When a stallion stands between you and a foal, you instinctively know that it’s time to move on.