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    09-05-2012, 06:12 PM
  #111
Yearling
pic update of my two morgans!

First Shaggy in all his tubby glory lol




And my old man Blaze




I couldn't resist this cute pic of the other to morgans pastured with mine!
The Bay is Teddy (my old lesson horse) and the little Black is Luke!

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    09-05-2012, 06:13 PM
  #112
Yearling
Wow those pics are huge! Should have resized them oopsies
     
    09-05-2012, 10:52 PM
  #113
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So I was told to post over here - cause I have a Canadian horse!

Canadian horses are (if my sources are accurate) the ancestors of Morgan horses

They are beyond my all time favorite breed!
Here's what I know about them:
-They are also known as Cheval Canadien
-They are actually not made out of Percherons despite their appearance, My source says "these Norman and Breton horses were felt to be of Arab, Andalusian and Barb ancestry"
-"They are tough, strong horses, tolerant of inclement weather conditions, and are extremely “easy keepers”. Because of these traits, the Canadian Horse is often referred to as “The Little Iron Horse”. "
-"The Canadian Horse typically stands 14 – 16 hh and weighs 1000 – 1400 lb. Although most frequently black, they may also be dark brown, bay or chestnut. They are characterized by their finely chiseled heads, arched necks, and thick, long, wavy manes and tails – all reminiscent of their Barb and Andalusian ancestry. They have strong, sturdy legs and short cannon bones often exceeding 9” in circumference. Their feet are exceptionally well formed and tough, and generally require little more than routine trimming. Best of all, Canadian Horses are renowned for their kind, sensible, sociable natures, intelligence and willingness to please. "
-They nearly died out but are coming back very quickly with over 3000 now!!
-"They found their way into the early stud books of the Morgan, Standardbred, and Tennessee Walking Horse breeds. "

When I got my mare I had no idea what breed she was - everyone told me she was a Morgan Percheron cross, made sense to me - then I got a book about the breed standards for North American horses and There She Was!! Right in the book under "Canadian Horse" What a vague name -.-
But no doubt that's her breed, checked it out there's a breeder right near the person I got her from!!

To me they essentially look like a draft version of Morgans.

Here are some pictures of my mare (please pardon her feet in the first couple pics, it was the first day I got her when my fiance had his fancy camera), but they also come in a sportier version:





Her first time being ridden:



These are not my horses or pictures, I found them on google but it's a good example of the sportier version of the breed, you can completely see where the Morgan came from in them!





Their incredible profile:



That's my ridiculously picture heavy post :P They are absolutely my favorite breed - I keep thinking "oh I love this about Morgans, I just wish they were draftier - OH YA! They do come that way!" Haha :P
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    09-05-2012, 11:07 PM
  #114
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Just wanted to add - I just looked through this whole thread. Wow love the Morgan pics - your horses are all gorgeous!!

It's so funny what you all say - makes me even more sure she's the ancestor breed of Morgans, their personalities are Identical! She's always playing - I've just begun clicker training her and I've watched her blossom into her own personality even more so, playing games with the toys she's learning to target and work around/with. She just has a willing happy spirit and is always looking to please!

Out of curiosity I've known my mare and one other lippit Morgan both have a serious bad allergic reaction to bugs, her belly gets SO itchy she'll lay down and rub her belly in the mud to itch it (she looks like an elephant seal with her nose all stretched out and her fat all jiggly) xD It's quite hilarious to watch her. Does anyone else's Morgan share that skin issue? I think it normally happens on their necks (causing them to rub out their manes), chests and bellies. I have to keep her soaked in bug spray and bug gel on her belly to keep her from getting too itchy.
     
    09-06-2012, 12:56 AM
  #115
Yearling
PunksTank - Thanks for sharing all the info! I love your mare! I keep saying that I wish there were Morgan/Friesian crosses, it would be the perfect blend. That's exactly what the Canadian Horse looks like to me!

And yep, my girl has very sensitive, thin skin. I fly spray (with all natural spray because anything with chemicals make her skin react as well) twice a day, because her bug bites get so much worse than the other horses at my barn. She also has dry skin, and rubs her tail and mane. MTG has become our best friend. I have her on Omega3 SmartPaks and that seems to help too.

Morgans are also so willing, friendly and social, it really does sound like very similar breeds. Now I want one :)
     
    09-06-2012, 01:05 AM
  #116
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Oh Omega3 is a good idea I didn't think of that - She's the same with bug spray broke out with massive welts when I used a chemical one >.< that was awful. What is MTG?

And yes! They are like a perfect Friesian/morgan cross, but no risk of getting a weird cross xD I've seen some Moreisians that have come out a little goofy looking :P But others more than stunning.
     
    09-06-2012, 01:15 AM
  #117
Yearling
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Originally Posted by PunksTank    
Oh Omega3 is a good idea I didn't think of that - She's the same with bug spray broke out with massive welts when I used a chemical one >.< that was awful. What is MTG?

And yes! They are like a perfect Friesian/morgan cross, but no risk of getting a weird cross xD I've seen some Moreisians that have come out a little goofy looking :P But others more than stunning.
This is MTG
Shapley's

It seriously cures almost all skin issues, but be warned, the stuff stinks. And yep, the bug sprays gave my girl hives all around her shoulders. The only one I use is called Green and I think its by Ultra Shield or something like that. Smells good too.

I need to go research some "Forgans" as I've been calling them I've actually never seen one.
     
    09-06-2012, 10:32 AM
  #118
Foal
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Originally Posted by PunksTank    
So I was told to post over here - cause I have a Canadian horse!

Canadian horses are (if my sources are accurate) the ancestors of Morgan horses . . .
Awesome! It's hard to tell from the picture. Do they stand a bit taller than Morgans? I would love to have another someday, but I'm very tall (5'11") and my legs are stinkin' long, lol. It got to the point I could nearly wrap my legs around Misty's belly. I want the personality, the attitude and the gorgeousness, but I also need something a bit taller, haha. I was looking at the Friesian crosses (love Friesians) but some of them are definitely a bit goofy looking.
     
    09-06-2012, 12:05 PM
  #119
Yearling
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Originally Posted by RidinReader    
Awesome! It's hard to tell from the picture. Do they stand a bit taller than Morgans? I would love to have another someday, but I'm very tall (5'11") and my legs are stinkin' long, lol. It got to the point I could nearly wrap my legs around Misty's belly. I want the personality, the attitude and the gorgeousness, but I also need something a bit taller, haha. I was looking at the Friesian crosses (love Friesians) but some of them are definitely a bit goofy looking.
There are a few Morgans that are 16 hh, if that would fit you better. There was a gelding at the barn I first boarded my girl at that was a smidge over 16hh and was a powerhouse. I so wanted that boy!!
     
    09-06-2012, 12:17 PM
  #120
Foal
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Originally Posted by RidinReader    
Awesome! It's hard to tell from the picture. Do they stand a bit taller than Morgans? I would love to have another someday, but I'm very tall (5'11") and my legs are stinkin' long, lol. It got to the point I could nearly wrap my legs around Misty's belly. I want the personality, the attitude and the gorgeousness, but I also need something a bit taller, haha. I was looking at the Friesian crosses (love Friesians) but some of them are definitely a bit goofy looking.
I just had to post I am 6'4" and weigh ohhh above 200 lbs and I ride a 15.2 hand mare right now but to be honest the horse that I would rather ride is a 14.2 hand mare that will go all day with me on drives, rope off her you name it but everybody picks on my taps almost touching the ground. I still ride her working cattle when no one is around to impress!!!
     

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