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Sable Island Nova Scotia Canada A Wild Horse Approaches The Water On Sable Island Stock Photo 73477194Sable Island,Fog,Horse,Animal,Animals In The Wild,Atlantic Islands,Canada,Coastline,Color Image,Grass,Horizontal,Mammal,Marram Grass,Marsh,Natural Phenomenon,No People,North America,Nova Scotia,Outdoors,Photography,Pony,Reed - Grass Family,Swamp,Weather,WetlandPhotographer xPACIFICACollection: National Geographic Thomas Hancock shipped 60 horses to Sable around 1760. The horses were originally owned by Acadians who were forcibly moved from Nova Scotia and had to abandon them. Hancock was a Boston merchant and shipowner who simply helped himself to the horses and moved them to the island. These horses survived and became wild.