Sometimes we saw these horses in burnt forest like in the previous post, but often we saw them in the open meadow lands where they were easy to spot. To see then running was a bonus. They just seemed so wild and free. There is estimated to be close to 1000 free-roaming horses in the Chilcotin. Close to half of these are found in the ?Elegesi Qayus Wild Horse Preserve declared by the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government in 2002. Further information about the wild horses can be found on the Friends of the Nemaiah Valley website.