Sable Island – The Wildest Place for Horses

Carol WalkerFeatured Artwork

Sable Island is a magical place. Located 100 miles from Halifax, Nova Scotia, it is a 42 km long sand island that is home to birds, grey seals and about 500 wild horses. The weather in the winter is very harsh, yet these wild horses thrive there, and they are free to roam with their families with no fear of interference by humans. Although I am captivated by all of the wild horses there, the stallions inspire me in a special way with their very long tangled and dreadlocked manes, their fierce pride and their gentle protectiveness with their mare and foals. Color is a wonderful contrast to the dramatic black and white when showing them within their environment.

This beautiful black stallion looks over his shoulder as another stallion comes close.

“Wild Sable Island Stallion Looks”

This wild stallion heads up the beach to his family.

“Sable Island Stallion Walks Up the Beach”

These two stallions greet each other and throw their gorgeous long manes before  both turn back to their families.

“Sable Island Stallions’ Long Manes”

A Sable Island family portrait, with the mare standing protectively over her foal.

“Sable Island Wild Family”

This stallion has a very long mane, and he walks up the beach.

“Sable Island Stallion Walks”

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All of these images can be ordered four different ways: as fine art prints suitable for framing, as gallery wrapped stretched canvases which are ready to hang, as prints on metal, or as prints on acrylic.

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