The Polish Konik has been traced back to likely be of relation to the Tarpan breed, though possibly the Hucul as well. Their name, for example, is translated to the meaning “little horse”, but is certainly no comparison to any small horses or ponies. Very popular in their native Poland, the Konik horse holds a high amount of value to its residents as they are utilized as animals of agricultural purpose in these areas. They are well known for being considerably strong for their size and shape. Researchers believe that this breed has some Arabian lines and bred it with them to make the breed that you see today. This breed can be found in Poland, Slovankia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Popielno, and other areas surrounding the Baltic Sea. Currently, they reside on various reserves, such as the Whitehall Meadow. During the 1930’s, a professor named Tadeusz Vetulani started to attempt to get the breed back on its original path. Some are also situated on the Ham Fen National Reserve and Sandwich Bay as well. The Suffolk Wildlife Trust began a restoration project specifically for the Konik breed.