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.
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.