We were fortunate to see some beautiful horses on our way to the
Ghost River Wilderness area in Alberta.
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“Wild horses” or “feral horses”? The debate rages on in Alberta, Canada. The provincial government believes that the wild horses west of Sundre, Alberta are the descendants of domestic horses used in logging and guiding/outfitting operations in the early 1900’s. The Wild Horse Society of Alberta (WHOAS) believes that they are of Spanish descent. WHOAS is so sure of this that they have sent away DNA samples to the University of Texas, Equine Genetics Lab for testing.” – Wild Horses Of Alberta

You can read more about the Wild Horses Of Alberta.

Sunset Guiding has Wild Horse Photography trips.

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Feral Horses

Ghost River


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  1. My grandfather, who was a Blacksmith in Rocky Mtn House and Nordegg (now a ghost town) areas, used to catch the wild horses and tame them. He was definitely a “horse whisperer” and no one was allowed to say that he “broke” horses which is a cowboy term. He always said he trained them. And he would pick the person who would eventually take the horse.

    From him, my father learned such respect and love for horses. I used to wallow in stories of these beautiful creatures outsmarting men! My father would say, “They are far more intelligent than the smartest German Shepard you could find.”

    Maybe you can understand my awe when sitting in the Jeep on our safari, and suddenly realizing that I’d like to ride a zebra. Why not?! Thank goodness the guides have the finesse to be gracious.


    • Amy,

      How fortunate you are to have grown up in such wonderful surroundings and precious family memories.

      You have motivated me to find out more about my favorite grandfather and share some more photos and memories of him.

      Please see:

      We have gone through Rocky Mountain house and are planning to go camping at R.M.H and Nordegg next summer.

      I don’t know horse, but I am getting to know and appreciate them.

      Well why not a Zebra is just a horse with stripes? 😉


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