National Geographic : 1956 May
684 Denys de Daunant-Bennett Teeth Bared, White Manes Flying, Untamed Stallions Duel in a Camargue Corral The Camargue horse-squat, heavy-jowled, with bulging belly and bristly coat-wins no beauty prize. But he rides down bulls with a racehorse sprint, wheels nimbly, works hard and long. Born wild, he can fend for himself on the salt-caked prairie; his hard hoofs need no shoes. When autumn and winter rains make the Camargue a sea of mud, this intelligent mount provides the only sure transportation. Shaggy Mongolian ponies of Attila's hordes may have sired ancestors of this fighting pair. Manes will be clipped and the hair plaited into bridle rope.