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Sable Island in the Atlantic off the coast of Nova Scotia has a thriving population of wild horses. The Sable Island horses are among the few wild horse populations that are entirely unmanaged: they are not subject to any kind of human interference. Since 1961, the Sable Island horses have had legal protection under the Sable Island Regulations of the Canada Shipping Act.
Shipwreck Map (178K)Sable Island ..Travel about 150 miles southeast from Halifax, Nova Scotia and you'll hit something: Sable Island. Seen here, it is a small, tree-less crescent of sand positioned precariously on the Northern Atlantic edge of the North American continental shelf.