en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hucul_pony The Hucul or Carpathian is a pony or small horse breed originally from the Carpathian Mountains. It has a heavy build and possesses great endurance and hardiness. The breed is also referred to as the Carpathian pony, Huculska, Hutsul, Huţul, Huţan or Huzul. Hucul ponies are usually calm with a good disposition, and are used for both Hacking and pulling timber in otherwise inaccessible forested areas. They are usually bay, black, chestnut, or the grullo variation of dun, with a dorsal stripe and zebra stripes on the legs characteristic of the breed. Their conformation traits include a short head with a relatively short neck, compact body, short legs, and sound feet. Thanks to the efforts of breeders, the world population of these horses now exceeds 1,000. Most of them live in Poland, Slovakia, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Ukraine. Many ponies in Europe also have Hucul blood. In recent years the popularity of this bred has spread as far as England.
Gładyszów is in southern Poland, close to Slovakian border. There is a small hotel, and of course you can ride horses however you want. See their site in English: www.hucul.pl/index.html?lang_id=UK
Prices are still low. E.g., a 1-hour free ride in the area costs 26 zlotys, about 10 dollars. A big sledging cavalcade - 1 hour - 80 zlotys.
The inside of the inn
Once the inn looked like this
There is a small museum of horse carriages and carts and two old fire engines.
Poland's president, Bronislaw Komorowski, has given his Ukrainian counterpart an unexpected present during the second day of Yanukovich's visit to Warsaw.
President Komorowski informed his guest that he had a surprise in store that “was as much Polish as it was Ukrainian.”
Whilst touring the Royal Lazienki Gardens in Warsaw, Komorowski ushered his counterpart into the stables where he presented Rochacz and Laguna, two Hutsul horses.
Yanukovich is currently on his first trip to Poland since being elected head of state last year.
The unique breed of horses, currently enjoying a renaissance in Poland, hails from the Hutsul region of the Carpathians, now in Western Ukraine. They are remarkable for their short legs, ideal for mountainous terrain.
President Komorowski reflected to Yanukovich that his own mother had learnt to ride on a Hutsul horse, and hoped that the two presents – both descended from prize-winning animals - would proliferate the breed in Ukrainian stables.