The Cincar Mountains around Livno may be the only place along Mongolia and Iceland where you can still see wild horses living in complete freedom worth admiring. This freedom of theirs gives some grandeur to their appearance and unrestrainedness to their gallop. Horses are said to be royal animals. My love for these animals was passed on to me by my girlfriend and so I was able to learn a lot about them. I didn’t believe in their intelligence and intuition until the girl and I toured a few stables together. These wonderful animals understand and feel everything, every emotion you give them. They are affectionate and know how to show respect.

At the foot of Mount Cincar near the town of Livno, you can find a large number of unrealistically beautiful wild horses for years. They are the descendants of tame horses and once had their owners who took care of them and kept them. In the seventies of the last century, urbanization began and machines came to this area. These horses were no longer needed. Horses are not killed, so the former owners let them live freely. Today, more than seven hundred of them are in a free proud gallop.

Wild horses from Cincar Mountain

The easiest and best way to see these horses is through an agency that organizes tours of Cincar Mountain. For some 20 euros you get a safari with a guide, a tour of the colorful lookouts, and if you agree, there is the possibility of organizing lunch in nature. My choice was donuts with Livno cheese, which I still remember today. I recommend traveling to an agency for safety reasons. Poor knowledge of the local terrain, roads and these areas can be one of the obstacles and aggravating circumstances. The space in which horses move is really very large and it will probably not be easy for you to find them on your own. During our safari, the guide told me that sometimes horses can be searched for hours. The agency I recommend is called Continental Adventures. Marin Mamuza is an exceptional guide who makes interesting tours in which, with a tour of wild horses, you can hear a lot of information, both about the history of the old town of Livno, and about these wonderful proud animals. In addition to the above, there is the possibility of making professional photos. This agency can be contacted on Facebook and Instagram.

It is unreal that this country of ours provides an opportunity to enjoy the environment of untouched nature by watching these animals whose gallop hides some dignity and nobility that cannot be explained in words. Words are powerless to describe the images that alternate before your eyes. You can approach them, cuddle them, provide them with food, sit next to them. Horses move in herds and approach you without any problems, allowing you to pet, feed and enjoy them. It is important to mention that it is possible to have a conflict between herds, most often over food and females. During such situations, listen to the guide and slowly withdraw. Another thing you need to know is that there is no noise and sudden movements. This tour is meant to be enjoyed and relaxed. My darling especially fell in love with one black horse, and my favorite is the amazing brown German royal horse, which I named Target. I grew up with cowboy movies, so it was stronger than me …

Wild horses from Cincar Mountain

In order to experience and feel the magic of Cincar Mountain in the right way, we suggest a weekend trip to Livno. You can also take a one-day break on the way to the sea and visit the wild horses on Cincar. If you are traveling in pairs, the Škoda Fabia is the best choice, for a larger company the ideal travel car is the Opel Vivaro van, and if you are traveling with your family, our recommendation is the Škoda Octavia. With prior notice, it is possible to provide accessories such as a child seat, navigation, wi-fi device, etc.

Location: Livno, distances: Banja Luka 157km, Sarajevo 190km, Mostar 120km

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