Wild horses of Canada: How they survive harsh weather conditions

Wild horses of Canada: How they survive harsh weather conditions

While there isn't an exact number, as many as 2,000 horses roam Canadian land, found on Sable Island in Nova Scotia, Bronson Forest in Saskatchewan, the Rocky Mountain Forest Reserve in Alberta, and the Okanagan and Brittany Triangle of British Columbia.

The horses date back to 1665, brought here by King Louis XIV.

Like any wild animal, these horses face challenges, especially from harsh weather conditions. Back in September, the 500 horses on Sable Island rode out Hurricane Fiona, returning to graze the next day "almost as if nothing happened," according to one staffer who stayed behind during the storm to monitor the animals.

Overall, population numbers are in decline, but experts don't know why. In the video above, Jaclyn Whittal speaks with an expert about the survival of the wild horses of Canada.