Wild Horses Living on the Channel Islands Face an Uncertain Future on the Mainland

Truffles, the oldest Santa Cruz Island stallion at El Campeon Farms, just after breakfast. Credit: Karin Higgins
Truffles, the oldest Santa Cruz Island stallion at El Campeon Farms, just after breakfast. Credit: Karin Higgins

The Santa Cruz Island horses were removed from the Channel Islands in the early 2000s. The horses had been there for more than a century, living relics from the time of the conquistadors, evolving to become as unique as the island itself. But after years of surviving in isolation on the island, the breed is teetering on the brink of extinction here on the mainland.

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