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post #1 of 21 Old 10-10-2019, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Canadian Horse

Yes yes this is an actual breed of horse not just a figure of speech because of where we live in Canada.

Unfortunately the Canadian Horse continues to be in CRITICAL status because of low numbers and is still declining. This means there are fewer than 200 annual registrations in the United States and estimated global population less than 2,000 Canadian Horses.

https://livestockconservancy.org/ind...ty-list#Horses

WHEREAS the Canadian horse was introduced into Canada in 1665, when the King of France sent horses from his own stables to the people of his North American colony;
WHEREAS the Canadian horse increased in number during the ensuing century to become an invaluable ally to the settlers in their efforts to survive and prosper in their new home;
WHEREAS all Canadians who have known the Canadian horse have made clear their high esteem for the qualities of great strength and endurance, resilience, intelligence and good temper that distinguish the breed;
WHEREAS the Canadian horse was at one time in danger of being lost through interbreeding or as a casualty of war, but has survived these perils but barely;

WHEREAS, since 1885 and all during the present century, widespread and increasingly successful efforts have been made to re-establish and preserve the Canadian horse;
AND WHEREAS the Government of Canada wishes to recognize the unique place of the Canadian horse in the history of Canada;
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
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1 This Act may be cited as the National Horse of Canada Act.
The National Horse
2 The horse known as the Canadian horse is hereby recognized and declared to be the national horse of Canada.

Breed Characteristics
Height 14 - 16 hh, with a breed average of 15 hh
Weight: 1000 - 1400 lb
Sturdy build with strong legs, substantial bone, and excellent feet
Shorter in stature than many common riding horses in use today, a Canadian Horse tends to look bigger, be stronger, and are able to carry a larger/taller rider than their height would suggest due to their substantial body and bone size
Usually black but may also be bay, brown or chestnut. Rare individuals may be Palomino or Cream. Gray no longer exists in the breed (despite it being listed on the breed poster below)
Long, abundant, often wavy tail and mane
Excellent dispositions and good work ethic
Sociable, intelligent, sensible, trainable, and calm
The Canadian Horse is truly versatile and may be found doing dressage, jumping, eventing, endurance, driving, trail, ranch work or just being the family or kid's horse.



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post #2 of 21 Old 10-10-2019, 01:30 PM
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It's awesome that they have you as an ambassador to this breed, M2G! Your mares are lovely, and a fantastic representation of the versatility of Canadian horses!
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post #3 of 21 Old 10-10-2019, 02:13 PM
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nice horses - knew a few when I lived in Ontario, haven't seen any since I moved to manitoba though. Glad to see someone being their cheerleader.

I think it will be tough for any of the heritage type breeds to stay viable lately - all around horses just don't have a great market value right now and when it costs more to produce than a horse sells for it makes it hard for breeders to continue. I do believe there was a strong contingent of them at the cross nation WE cup this year - hopefully will give the breed some new fans.
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I think as long as they keep to that sturdy build and can handle humans of greater weights and do it with the flair and style that M2G's possess then this should encourage the preservation. I'd love to see them in person. My son drools over them and would love to have one show up some Christmas morn..
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post #5 of 21 Old 10-10-2019, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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It's awesome that they have you as an ambassador to this breed, M2G! Your mares are lovely, and a fantastic representation of the versatility of Canadian horses!
thank you, and that's our main goal to really show people what the breed can do and to educate.

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all around horses just don't have a great market value right now and when it costs more to produce than a horse sells for it makes it hard for breeders to continue.
You making that statement actually shows me that you're not very educated on the breed itself. The opposite is actually the case. In fact some of the highest priced horses on the market right now are competing Canadian Horses because they are rare and are so successful. That is in part why it is so difficult for breeders to stay in business(many more reasons of course), is because they can be quite expensive (just like any other rare or less common horse breeders)horses to purchase in the first place, but they not only hold their value but they very very quickly increase their value with training. We have been offered the high 5 figures on our horses on many occasions because it is so easy to make a "good buck" on them if you're in for a quick turn around.

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I think as long as they keep to that sturdy build and can handle humans of greater weights and do it with the flair and style that M2G's possess then this should encourage the preservation. I'd love to see them in person. My son drools over them and would love to have one show up some Christmas morn..
The blood lines of our horses are a Baroque type, but you can get more sports types that look like warmbloods. It all comes down to the type you are looking for
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post #6 of 21 Old 10-10-2019, 05:20 PM
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YAY!!!

I would love to have one!
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post #7 of 21 Old 10-10-2019, 05:23 PM
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I've heard of this breed even way down in Texas and they are awesome. Love the baroque models!
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post #8 of 21 Old 10-10-2019, 06:09 PM
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I am constantly on the Canadian Horse Link drooling over horses. When we were up in Quebec last month I saw some guys mixed in with the Haflingers who I thought might be Cheval Canadiens:

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post #9 of 21 Old 10-10-2019, 06:26 PM
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I rode one this spring! (Please excuse the shifted saddle, haha, it wouldn't go back to centre no matter what I did!)
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post #10 of 21 Old 10-10-2019, 06:27 PM
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I wish this picture was better, but this was the Canadian demonstration at Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA last year, showing off their versatility:
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