The Camargue in southern France is a marshy area along the Mediterranean coast. It is home to a native breed of horses that are thought to be among the oldest breeds in the world. As foals they are black or brown, but gradually their coat turns white. They live naturally in the marshes, but most are not truly wild, rather they are owned and allowed to roam free. They are managed by horsemen and women known as guardians who gather them as needed.