Spring Rescues

The foaling season is well under way for the wild horses in our Alberta foothills. Unfortunately as with other wild animals, some of these foals run into difficulty and sometimes they are left orphaned because of several different situations. This little filly was rescued after it was reported that she was hanging around a well site for a couple of days and there was no mare or other wild horses around. When our team went out to rescue her, they spent a lot of time looking for the herd but were unable to locate it. She was brought back to the WHOAS site and learned quickly that milk could be found in a bucket. Very shortly she has found a new home where she is receiving all sorts of love and care. Lucky baby.

This young boy found himself in trouble and was causing concern for the management of Mountain Aire Lodge who called upon WHOAS to come and remove him. This happens in the springtime. These young bachelors are kicked out of their herd and go looking for company or a family of their own.

This is an unfortunate situation that should not have happened. As happened last year, there was a similar incident at this place where a stallion had to be removed. At that time we complained to the government that this would likely recur because there was no fencing to keep the wild horses off the property. In fact the owners and management feed and salt a small band that stays mostly on their property year round. This is supposedly for their guests entertainment. Unfortunately this draws in other wild horses, such as this boy. WHOAS was under the understanding that authorization had been given by the government to remove him.

After the incident in 2022, the government officials had asked Mountain Aire Lodge to properly fence their property to prevent horses and cattle from straying in. They refused.

As such this boy was not to be the last. A week later WHOAS was called again about other young studs that were on this property. Again WHOAS members were misled in believing that authorization for removal had been granted to Mountain Aire Lodge and so we were caught between a rock and a hard place. Since the government will not allow us to relocate we had to bring them back to WHOAS facility.

Here are the next three boys.

All these three are all about the same age, likely 3-year olds. That they had to be removed is completely upsetting to myself as a week and a half before that we had found them wandering around the flats of Wigwam Creek free and wild. They likely were drawn into Mountain Aire property by the other horses that were there. This was completely wrong and I immediately contacted the appropriate government officials about my concerns that this was happening again and likely to continue unless something was done.

One would think that since Mountain Aire is operated on crown land and under a lease from the government that the proper containment of this lease would be a priority. We also warned the government, and the other WHOAS members, had told staff at Mountain Aire that the horses could become a danger to their guests as they are wild animals. Apparently this was not considered as they have taken no action to date.

After the 3 boys had been already captured and taken to WHOAS, I found out that no authorization had been given by the government, RCMP Livestock Investigations or the LIS for any removal of horses nor had they been informed that there was a problem. We were misled again and did what we thought the appropriate action.

Inaction by Mountain Aire owners and managers along with the government is causing this to happen and this was not to be the end. On the May long weekend management there again phoned WHOAS about a stud that was on their property that was supposedly chasing visitors including young children. They allegedly tried to chase him off with bear spray but he kept coming back and WHOAS was called. This time we contacted LIS and because it was a safety concern, this time we felt it was in the best interest of this young boy to retrieve him.

He has had rough time of it and is quite bitten up by fighting with other studs. But this is the way of the wild horses.

WHOAS will do our best to gentle these boys and after gelding them find them a new forever home. This will likely take a considerable amount of time as each horse is different and requires their own personalized approach to gain trust in us humans. As we have always said, we would always wish they could be free and wild, but we will assure that they are properly taken care of and have a good life.

I am not finished putting pressure on the government to ensure that this stops. I truly believe that if this was other wildlife being interfered with by these people, action would have already been taken. Is it just because they are horses that this is being allowed to happen? Hopefully others will add their voice to stop this irresponsible attack against the wild horses. They need better protection and WHOAS along with other wild horse advocacy groups continue to strive toward this goal. The Feral Horse Advisory Committee has been put in limbo due Minister changes and now the election. The management plan that was proposed has gone no where. That is not right.

You will likely realize that these boys will need lots of feed and some veterinary care and plenty of TLC by our volunteers. We appreciate any support and your donations toward taking care of the horses under our care.

A Hard Time of the Year

March can be a very hard time of the year for the wild horses. This year is proving to be extremely hard for the horses to find any forage as the snow cover in most areas of their range is still plentiful and can be crusted over. This young boy with his two friends are in an area where the west winds and sunshine have melted the snow off the exposed slopes. This certainly isn’t true to the areas north and east.

Even though there are exposed areas of grass, there is not much left and the horses have to be on constant move in order to find enough to eat. Due to conditions like these, there can high mortality on the younger, older and pregnant horses. There’s not much nutrition left and the temperatures have not warmed that much to get spring moving along. This is the time of year too where the younger studs can be pushed out of the herd by both the family stallion and the expecting mares.

Some of the herds move high up into the hills in the clearcut areas where hopefully the sun and wind has diminished the snow pack.

In the meantime other herds will move into the muskeg meadows to find the grass underneath the bushes and trees.

This young mare is taking advantage of some dry ground to enjoy the warm sunshine. On our travels this day we found areas where the snow was still a foot and half deep to areas where it was getting close to being gone. These areas in particular are the ones the horses are seeking out this time of year.

This young stud found an area along an open creek to enjoy the sunshine and readily available grass. In these exposed areas there was a sign of hope with a hint of green showing.

Another sign that the winter has been harsh on the horses, especially the young ones, is the prevalence of winter lice. You can see the telltale signs of the infestation on the black colt. He has lost a lot of hair trying to alleviate the itching that these parasites cause. The second boy is not as bad but again it is in the neck area where they have trouble rubbing. Winter lice are also to be seen on moose where it can take a terrible toll on that population. As long as the horses can find enough feed to keep their strength up, this condition will go away when weather warms and the horses can shed their winter coats. An interesting point we noted is that we only saw horses with the condition in only one small area of their range. Any of the horses we saw with this condition were all doing okay. What they really need is a good mud bath! Come on spring.

New Year – New Horses

For the upcoming year WHOAS is still working hard to protect and save our Alberta wild horses. So far winter has not been too bad for the horses and the snowpack in the foothills is still relatively low making it a little bit easier for the horses to find enough feed.

This is Portero, our resident herd stallion that has been with us over eight years roaming about our property with his herd of mares and foals. Last year four of the mares in his herd had foals, three fillies and one colt all of whom all have been weaned. We have temporarily sheltered him in our pens to give the mares some respite from his intentions, hopefully to reduce the chance of them being bred again this year. As you can see Portero is advancing in age. He is about 19-20 years of age, so he needed a break too! We are happy to tell you is settled and quite happy in his pen as he can still see his herd.

Of the four foals born last year to Portero, the colt and two of the fillies have already been adopted. The pictures above are of Hailey, a little filly, who is still looking for a forever home. It will still be awhile before she could home to a new home, but as we always suggest, we encourage anyone who would like to adopt to come out and meet her and begin working with her.

Another reason Portero was segregated from roaming freely about the property is that WHOAS just last week had to rescue a small herd of four horses off of highway 584. We had received several complaints about this herd roaming outside the forestry and straying onto different roadways and property. WHOAS quickly responded to this situation and found the herd fairly close to our site and right alongside the highway. Vehicles including logging trucks were having to drastically slow down because of the horses.

At first the volunteers attempted to haze them back south toward the forestry, but that did not work as the horses then went west on our township road that leads to the WHOAS site. This roadway right now has a substantial amount of logging trucks using this road. The yearling with the herd actually fell on the roadway as a vehicle tried to pass. A decision was made then to get them off the roadway and onto the WHOAS property. They quickly went ahead and swung open our gates and stayed in place so that the horses had no choice but to get off the roadway. Luckily none of the horses were injured and no collisions occurred that could have injured someone.

We really believe it would have been preferred that they could have been left wild and free, but once they were safe on our property the government regulations state that we cannot return them to public lands. Why?

These are the four horses of this herd. The first picture is of the young stallion, the second is of a mature mare, the third is a two-year old mare, and the last one is the yearling filly.

Right now we are just allowing them to roam on part of our property, feeding them hay and getting them used to our site and people. We will just leave them for awhile and then make the decision on how we our going to handle them.

Suddenly our feed bill is going to go up drastically as we make sure all our horses are taken care of properly.

One of the things that upsets us the most about this whole situation is that the horses got out onto the roadway off of public land due to the lack of maintenance by either the government or the appropriate lease-holder of the fences bordering the forestry. We have spent numerous hours and money fixing fence in these areas, closing gates and securing them, trying to prevent events like this from happening. On several occasions we have complained to the government and other authorities about this problem. There is the Fence Line Act in the province of Alberta that is supposed to address the responsibility of the landowners, including the government, in properly maintaining their fence lines. No matter how many times we’ve tried to get some help, nothing has ever happened. So WHOAS continues to do our best to keep the horses where they belong.

This is the area where these four horses got off of public land and onto the roadway. As you can see the fence is right down and the horses can easily step over it. It is not the horses fault, they are just looking for feed and paw through the snow to find it. They will go wherever they can to ensure their own survival. As always, on the other side of the fence there is always lots of grass.

As we were fixing fence yesterday, we came across these two wild horses and their friend still on lease land but right up against the road where the top strand of wire was down. We moved them off and then commenced to fix yet another piece of fence line. This should not be happening.

On many of the back roads leading into the forestry, there are Texas gates that are supposed to keep cattle and wildlife, including the horses, on the public lands. However during the winter months as the roads are plowed these gates are filled with snow which allows any animal on the roadway to simply walk across with no difficulty. Again we have tried to address this issue with the powers that be but the complaints continue to be ignored with nothing being done. The only thing you hear are complaints that the horses are becoming a safety hazard on the roadways. Not why or how they got there.

The other problem we find is in certain locations gates are left open that are supposed to be shut. Again to ensure that animals stay where they are supposed to be. In a couple of cases WHOAS has made changes to some of the gates in order to make it a little bit easier to keep them properly shut. In problem areas we’ve also purchased signs to attach to the gates to hopefully remind whoever to please keep the gates closed.

If nobody is willing to accept responsibility to fix these fence lines, to ensure the horses stay off the road and where they belong, then WHOAS will. An estimation of the cost in the one particular area that is of most concern to us is $10,000 to $12,000. This work has to be carried out by a proper fence contractor that has the proper equipment to put up a safe and secure fence. We will be doing this as soon as the weather changes and until then we will be out there with our rebar and other fence repair materials. There will be more on this project going forward. Keep tuned. |

Merry Christmas

On behalf of WHOAS Board of Directors, but especially from the wild horses, we want to wish Merry Christmas to all our supporters. We wish you a happy and safe holiday season and look forward to your support in furthering our efforts as we work with the government to get these beautiful horses better protection.

WHOAS continues to rescue wild horses when necessary, and take them into our rescue/handling facility. Here we take care of them and gentle them until they can start their new lives in a forever and loving home. Thank you so much and we look forward to another successful year protecting and saving these magnificent horses.

Winter is Here

Got your Christmas shopping done? Our 2023 calendars are still available, and we ship them out as soon as we receive the orders. You should still be able to receive them before Christmas or if you wish them to go to a different party, just indicate this on your order. It is easy to order them via PayPal or via e-transfer to WHOASalberta@gmail.com. All funds from the calendars goes directly into our work to protect, save and rescue these beautiful Alberta wild horses. This is a way you can make a difference and feel part of the efforts to make sure these horses remain on the landscape for future generations.

Winter is definitely here now and the snow is starting to accumulate and this week the temperatures have plummeted. One of the most wonderful attributes of our wild horses is that they are very adept at surviving these harsh winter conditions as long as they can find enough feed. So far, all the horses we have come across are in excellent condition and this year’s foals are looking strong and healthy.

With his thick coat and still nursing on his mom, this little guy has a good chance to get through the winter months ahead.

In the Alberta foothills, hunting season closes on November 30th which will bring some stress release to the horses. For the past month every road, trail and cutline has had a steady flow of vehicles as hunters try to fill their big game tags. This causes the horses to move out of their regular routine. In another day or two the west country will quiet down considerably.

We found this young mare with her herd taking advantage of a day with lots of sun and a warm chinook wind blowing. With snow already on the ground the horses had found a good meadow to feed in and paid very little attention to us as they grazed.

The day does not have to be warm for the horses to take advantage of the sun’s rays. This beautiful roan stallion is sleeping in the sun. Often we find that the roan horses’ coats will darken considerably in the winter months. In the summer the red and white hairs of his coat will likely show up making him even more striking.

We have included a link to a story produced by the Weather Network on Canada’s wild horses and how they survive the winter. The link does include ads before playing the story.


Again we encourage you to support the wild horses with the purchase of one of our calendars and we thank you very much for your help.

Your Funds at Work

Since our inception in 2002 as a non-profit society, WHOAS has advocated for the protection, saving and rescue of our Alberta Mountain horses. Every year since 2004 our major fundraiser is our yearly calendar. We are also pleased that with the support of our printer, we have been able to keep the price the same. So what do we use these funds for?

In 2014 we had some property donated to us for the purpose of enabling us to build a proper rescue/handling facility. This was in response to an upcoming government capture season for that winter.

With the funds that we had from the sale of our calendars and generous donations, we were able to start to build this site. The whole idea was to have a facility where we could safely and humanely handle the horses that we were about to rescue from likely slaughter at that time. Over the years we have expanded the pens and other resources needed. Everything we have done is for the benefit of the horses that we have taken under our care.

No matter what particular pen a horse may be in, we can safely move them about so as not to cause any undue stress. A customized horse chute was made for us so that they can be administered medication or vaccinations as necessary and shortly after their arrival, get a halter on them. Then begins their gentling process.

Veterinarian care is a very important part in assuring the health and welfare of the horses we take in. All young stallions are gelded before we put them up for adoption. This not only makes the horse a little easier to handle but also because we do not believe in indiscriminate breeding. We are fortunate that the University of Calgary, School of Verterinary Medicine, readily assists us in this process.

Another cost for caring for the horses, is assuring that their hooves are properly taken care of. In order to do this we have a specialized farrier to come in and do this work.

Every once in a while, WHOAS is called upon to rescue newborn foals. You may remember the story of Heaven’s Heart. He is doing well in his new adoptive home.

The horses that we rescue stay with us until we are assured that they can be handled safely by their new owners. Our gentling process takes considerable work and time as each horse is unique. We are so fortunate that our volunteers have the passion and love of these wild horses to commit to their success.

These pictures show some of the horses that have gone through our facility and program since 2015.

The costs of maintaining this facility and taking care of all the horses over the years is considerable and the funds from our calendars play an important part in our ability to do this work.

Just this fall we have built a hay shed that better allows us to store enough hay for the year. Feed for the horses is a major cost for us. Not only do we feed the horses in our pens that are waiting to go to their new homes, we also take care of the resident herd of horses that roam freely throughout the property.

This is Portero, the resident stallion whose herd consists of five mares and right now, four foals. This resident herd plays an important part in public education and awareness of our beautiful Alberta Mountain horses.

In these winter months they love their hay too!

These are three of his foals relaxing while the grass is still green. They have all grown and have good thick winter coats.

My new winter coat.

You can help all these horses and WHOAS and our future endeavours to protect these wonderful horses, by purchasing a calendar. All the money raised goes directly back to not only the horses we rescue at our site, but also to protect the horses still roaming free and wild in our Alberta foothills.

You can order one via PayPal by clicking at the link at the top of our website. You can also send an e-transfer (WHOASalberta@gmail.com) if you include your address. You can also send a cheque or money order to WHOAS, Box 4154, Olds, AB T4H 1P7. Calendars are also available at the UFA in Olds, at the Sundre Museum and the Sundre Feed Store and other businesses throughout the town.

Lest We Forget

On November 11 you may take time out of our busy day to remember our brave men and women that have died or fought for our freedom and those that still serve our country. Thank you.

I would hope that we can also take a moment to remember the millions of horses that also died on the battle fields.  Horses throughout the history of mankind have always served us with little thanks for the important part they have played in our heritage and history.  Some of the wild horses that roam our Alberta foothills are descendants of these horses that served our country and the world. In the Glenbow Museum archives they have pictures of horse wranglers rounding up wild horses in the Red Deer River/Ya Ha Tinda areas during the First World War. These are the areas where our Alberta wild horses still roam free and wild. That is also one of the reasons I fight so hard to protect and save them.

For over 100 years the red poppy has signified our remembrance of the men and women who have served to protect our freedom. In recent years there is a purple poppy that is being used to signify remembrance of all the animals that have also served their country to protect our freedom. Besides the horses who served our country, there were donkeys, mules, dogs and so many other animals who died during these wars and conflicts. The purple poppy is for them.

Autumn Splendor

The colours of fall this year have been spectacular. In most areas the colours were so vivid which only added to the beauty of the countryside and the Alberta Mountain Horses we saw. The lack of moisture this fall though is having an effect on the forests and the grasses that the horses and other wildlife rely on. Despite this all the horses we have been seeing are in excellent condition for this time of year.

Bright late afternoon sunshine highlights the excellent condition the horses are in. This herd is taking advantage of forage they have found in this clearcut.

We found this herd around an abandoned well site, where there was still lots of green grass available. All the horses were bays except this little grey filly. Now where the heck did that colour come from?

This stunning red roan colt is the same colour as his stallion, a herd we have followed and seen several times. In these forest clear-cuts, the wild horses can still find soft green grass hidden close to the downed logs. The sun just helped highlight his colouring – what a beauty!

This stallion although a little way from his herd, kept a careful eye on us. In areas such as this the herd members will spread out in order to find their preferred feed. His mares and foals were grazing close to us but were paying no attention to us. Just a real peaceful scene.

This young stallion just had two other friends and were far away from the more travelled trails. He was very curious, but you can tell the way the sun is shining on him that he is in wonderful condition.

Look at this young boy with a brush cut mane and also notice the dark dorsal strip running down his back. Another characteristic of many of our Alberta Mountain Horses. He did not have the same colouring of either his mare or his stallion, which makes these horses so wonderful to see.

One thing about this warm fall weather though is that the annoying black flies are still out in full force. The horses, like this herd are seeking shelter from the bugs in the protection of the trees. Some herds will also seek the more open areas where the wind helps keep the bugs off.

One beautiful afternoon we had hiked back into a remote valley to see what we could find. As we made our way through a mature stand of forest, we heard the breaking of branches and turned to find these three young studs following us. They had found a beautiful area with water, shelter and lots to eat to stay in. The youngest one in the lead was very curious of who had invaded their territory.

More beautiful fall colours and gorgeous horses to make our day.

This black stallion was way off by himself but was on the move trying to find some company to be with. He paid very little attention to us and kept on travelling.

It is that time of year again where we have our fundraising calendar available for sale. This is our major fundraiser for the year and the money is used to help us maintain our rescue/handling facility, to purchase feed for the horses we rescue, and support our work in trying to get our Alberta Mountain Horses better protected. We are still dedicated to having the horses remain forever free on the landscape of our Alberta foothills.

We assure that all horses that come under our care are healthy, the studs are gelded and all of them properly vaccinated. Therefore, the funds cover the costs of veterinary care that they receive. Another requirement by the government is that all the horses be freeze-branded, and the money takes care of this cost too.

We are delighted that we have managed to keep the price of the calendars the same as in all the previous years despite the rise in the costs of postage, paper and printing. In order to do so we have made some format changes to the calendar with the main one being making it a 12-month calendar. You can order your calendars by clicking the link at the top of the web page. We thank everyone for your continued support over the years.

Getting Ready For Adoption

Remember little Granite from a just a year ago. He was born into our resident herd from Babe and sired by Porterro. He has lived with us this past year, growing strong and healthy and was now ready to be gelded before going to his new home.

Here he is, now a year old and looking so handsome. The horses we are going to have gelded, we stand in our handling chute in order to administer a sedative. They are then led out into a pen and we wait for the sedative to fully take hold. At that point our veterinarian administer the anesthesia drug in order to make the horses go totally a sleep in order to do the castration surgery.

Here he is being prepped for the surgery.

We are so fortunate to have a highly trained team of veterinarian and vet techs from the University of Calgary come out to geld all the young studs we rescue. Here the team monitors his heart rate, breathing and oxygen levels during the whole process. Veterinarian students also take part in this as a hands on learning experience and to enhance their skills before they go into their own practices. WHOAS volunteers also take part in order to hold the horse steady and in the proper position to allow the surgery to go quickly and safely.

All horses that we geld are also branded with our own brand, given their first and later a second dose of vaccines, which includes West Nile and they also have their wolf teeth removed. An anti-inflammatory injection is also administered at this time as well as a bug creame being applied to their incisions to keep the bugs off and the horses healthy and safe.

Surgery done and he is slowly starting to move about. Young Granite has been adopted and will move onto his new forever and loving home as soon as he recovers.

Here is Harley being sedated. He is a 3 year old and has been with only a short time.

Getting sleepy. He is a beautiful boy and is still awaiting someone to adopt him and give him a good home. One thing about these Alberta Mountain Horses, is that they make extremely loyal and reliable horses for their human partners. They make great trail horses and can excel in any other discipline their new humans wish to take them. They are extremely smart and coming from the wild they have no human vices to impede their development.

The sun was very warm and with Harley still under the effects of the anesthesia he is not able to regulate all his body functions. We strung a tarp over him to protect him until he came around and stood up.

This is Hunter who is a strikingly beautiful two year old.

Here the anesthesia drug is administered. Hunter is available for adoption and as you can see he is a wonderful size and would make a great ladies or younger persons horse.

Surgery done and he is on his way to recovery.

We still have available for adoption Hoss is still undergoing his gentling process, but is ready to go to a new home with an experienced horse person.

If you are interested in adopting one of the three young boys that we have available, please contact us at WHOASalberta@gmail.com to arrange a visit to see if one of them is the perfect hose you have been looking for.

Nothing to do with horses, but on my way out to our facility I was on a backroad and I heard a funny call. When I stopped to listen this little fawn stood up and called out several more times.

I snapped a couple of quick pictures because it was so cute and then drove off to let it settle down and await mom’s return. Conservation officers and wildlife rescue organizations advise us to not pick up the young animals thinking they are abandoned. In almost all cases they are not and the mom’s are just off feeding and by being away they are also protecting their babies.

Got to love the wild horses and all the wildlife that inhabit our great and beautiful Alberta country.

Mending Fences

Some of our wild horses live close to the boundary between crown land and private land. There are fences that are supposed to be maintained by land owners and lease holders, but there are instances where they are not. In some cases it might be temporary when a tree comes down in a storm, and in others it is due to lack of maintenance. The Fence Line Act dictates who is responsible however we are finding that no one is taking responsibility and basically this act is a waste of paper.

In a lot of instances horses that WHOAS has had to rescue, have strayed off of public land and onto roadways or private property through these openings in the fence lines.

So on Sunday, June 19, a young stud wandered onto property close to the WHOAS rescue/handling facility. Where did he come from? Being “poop” detectives we back tracked his trail and found out that he had come out onto the range road two miles to the south. Getting to this point we also found that another large herd had also been on the road. Something had to be done.

This is the beautiful herd including these two young foals, that had wandered off public land and onto the roadway. Luckily by the time we got there they had made their way back to where they belonged in a large grassy meadow.

What we found was a large stretch of fence had come off the posts and was just laying on the ground. Further down we found where the fence had been cut to allow wheeled vehicles to enter this area. We always carry fencing repair material in our vehicle and were able to repair the fence line along the one roadway but we needed more material to finish the repairs. Monday was a torrential downpour and we weren’t able to return until Tuesday. Luckily the horses not come through the repaired section and we found them feeding in the meadow again.

After purchasing more rebar for posts and wire for the fence we were able to make the necessary repairs to hopefully keep the horses where they belong. There are a couple of other spots further back that need some work but without an ATV and hip waders! it is hard to get the fencing material back to this area. We will be trying to find a way to finish all the repairs that are necessary. This is because when checking the whole length of the fence in wet feet we found another herd of horses that frequent this area and were close to the fence line.

This is the second herd in this area. No babies yet but a couple of the mares show they are close. We just have to keep them where they are safe.

Thinking that everything was okay now, we drove the main range road toward the forestry gate and found this. Someone had cut the fence so that they could fell a large spruce tree for firewood. This had been done on the weekend. Luckily there were no horses around and the leaseholder did not have his cattle out yet. So another fence was fixed.

I reported these neglected and damaged fences to the government and other authorities and no one has bothered to respond to me.

This is the gorgeous 2-year old stud that we had to rescue on Sunday and he was the reason we found all the unmaintained fences and were able to assure the two other herds stayed where they belong. We have named him Hunter and we will now begin his gentling process to get him ready for adoption.

This is a 3-year old stud and we have named him Harley. He had strayed onto a rancher’s private property and had lived with his cattle for about two months. Efforts to move him back to public land had failed and so when they brought in their cattle to take out to their grazing lease, he followed the cattle into the corral. At this point the rancher then brought him to WHOAS.

We have been working with him and he has started to settle down to the point where we could halter him. With our handling system we are able to do this in such a manner that causes the horse the least stress.

Harley is in the chute while being softly talked to and gently touched. He won’t hurt himself in here.

Here Danny gently works the halter up toward his head the whole time moving slowly and carefully and talking to the horse. At the same time he gets his halter on, we also give him his first vaccination. Harley was just fine during this process.

Back in his pen and haltered.

This is Hoss who has been with is for awhile and was ready to go to a new home. Unfortunately the person who was going to adopt him was unable to take him due to unforeseen circumstances. So he has been gelded, freeze branded, and vaccinated and is ready to go to a new home. He is coming to be four years of age.

WHOAS is always ready to come to the aide of any Alberta Mountain Horse (wild) that find themselves in difficulty. We will always assure that they have the best forever and loving new home to thrive in. These remarkable horses do make tremendous riding horses in whatever discipline their owner wishes to take them.