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Horses of Suffield

Horses of Suffield

| 46 min

This documentary explores the fate of the endangered wild Suffield horses of Alberta. Located near a military base close to Medicine Hat, these animals were originally domesticated but returned to the wild over generations. These horses face endangerment because of their growing numbers and the limitations of their environment.

  • director
    Nick Bakyta
  • producer
    Jerry Krepakevich
    Katherine Rankin
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea
  • script
    Christine Alevizakis
  • camera
    Doug Cole
    Ken Hewlett
    Michel Ouellette
  • location sound
    Garrell Clark
    Clancy Livingston
    Markus Wade
    Ron Osiowy
    Don Paches
    Patrick Tronchon
  • editing
    Michel Lalonde
  • sound editing
    David Dutka
  • sound mix
    Kelly Cole
    Bill Mellow
  • narrator
    Elan Ross Gibson
  • music
    Rob Hewes


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Ages 12 to 17

Geography - Environmental Issues
Geography - Territory: Regional
Science - Life Systems/Ecology

Discuss the plight of not only the Suffolk horses of Alberta, but also the habitat that they were destroying. Human intervention to manage these horses seems to create a win-win situation – discuss. Discuss the role played by the Canadian Forces base at Suffolk in the decisions that were eventually made to protect both the environment and the horses.

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