The Horse Is A Native Species

The Horse, as a native species to North America, is an “integral component of the Natural System,” as stated by the Bureau of Land Management’s WILD FREE-ROAMING HORSES AND BURROS ACT OF 1971 (PUBLIC LAW 92-195)

Old Science

It was thought that the horse, at some point, left North America and the horse that returned thousands of years later, was a different breed. We now know this to be false.

New understanding through new science

Cana Foundation helps to fund scientific research that shows the wild horse is native to America.

Ancient DNA found in soil samples reveals mammoths and Yukon wild horses surviving thousands of years longer than believed as published in a new paper by the journal Nature Communications.

Ongoing work

Cana Foundation is continuing commitment to the team at McMaster University in the advancement of DNA research to further afford protections for our native wild horses and the environment through furthering rewilding initiatives.