Feral Horses gallery.

Feral horse in Autumn near Limestone Mountain and Limestone Creek near Sundre, Alberta, Canada.  

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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

Feral Horses in Autumn near Limestone Mountain and Limestone Creek near Sundre, Alberta, Canada.  

Feral Horses in Autumn near Limestone Mountain and Limestone Creek near Sundre, Alberta, Canada.  

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 Burnt Timber, Alberta, Canada.

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 Near Limestone Mountain and Limestone Creek near Sundre, Alberta, Canada.

Near James River near Sundre, Alberta, Canada.

Near Sundre, Alberta, Canada in the Bearberry Valley at a place we call Horsey Meadows.

Near Sundre, Alberta, Canada in the Bearberry Valley.

Ghost River Wilderness area in Alberta.

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Photographing Feral Horses.
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Feral horses in the Bearberry Valley, Alberta. Canada.

You can see our mosquito net and Hammock to the left.
Meadows in the Bearberry Valleyon crown-land, near Sundre, Alberta, Canada.
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They come so close that I can see the mosquitoes around them, it is wonderful that they accept us. Can it get any better? Posted on   Meadows in the Bearberry Valleyon crown-land, near Sundre, Alberta, Canada.

Wild Horses of Alberta Society on Facebook.

 Ghost area of Alberta, Canada.
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 Ghost area of Alberta, Canada.
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Waiparous Creek. Alberta, Canada.
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Sibbald flats.

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Ghost area of Alberta.
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Ghost area of Alberta.
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Bearberry’s Wild Horses.

Wild Horses – Susan Boyle

Videos (The Wild Horses of Alberta Society)

2018: The Year to See Alberta’s Wild Horses

New study of wild horses launched




  1. Dit is nou so ‘n pragtige reeks foto’s, Linda. Is daar nou al uitsluitsel waar hierdie perde vandaan kom? Hier in SA en Namibië is mos ook wilde perde, wat eintlik ook maar afstammelinge van mak perde is wat deur mense verlaat is. Lyk my perde kan aanpas in die natuur.

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    • Baie dankie, ek is bly jy het dit geniet. Dit is ook maar goed dat hulle so goed kan oorleef, want want dit is ‘n wonderlike gevoel om hulle so vry te sien in die natuur.

      Dina, ek het so pas op die artikel afgekom.

      DNA tests reveal interesting lineage in central Alberta’s wild horses.

      “Sundre, Alberta – The horses that roam wild in the foothills of west-central Alberta may have a Russian connection.

      DNA testing has been done on 44 of the animals and early results show the presence of an ancient Russian breed, but also a connection to draft horses.

      A spokesman for an organization working to protect the horses says the tests show no link to the Canadian horse breed or to Spanish mustangs.

      Darrell Glover of Help Alberta Wildies says it’s unclear how Russian horses got mixed in, but there are a couple of theories.

      He points out the Russians ran a fur trade in Alaska in the 1700s, so it’s possible Alberta’s wild horses have links that go back at least 300 years.

      Another theory is that Russian horses may have come across a land bridge even before that.

      “We’ve got something here. They might be quite ancient,” Glover said.”

      Sien ook “DNA Results are finally here !!


      • Ek het ook die gekry op Help Alberta Wildies se Facebook bladsy.

        “Our study involving the samples from Wild Horses, submitted by volunteer donors has revealed some extremely interesting results. Here’s what we do know. Our horses here in Alberta, are not of “Canadian Horse” decent, such as the ones studied by the same researchers in the Brittany Triangle, in B.C.. However, the most interesting connection is that just like the horses in the Chilcoltins, both studies show a connection to Russian breeds. The B.C. horses show markers indicating a connection to the Yakut, from Siberia, and our horses here in Alberta, are showing strong markers indicating a connection to the Altai, breed from Russia.”- Help Alberta Wildies


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