Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Salute to Tim and the Canadian Breed (2 of 2)

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about my friend Tim, who is an avid student of the Canadian cavalry and collects related memorabilia. That is not all, though. He also owns a number of "Canadian" horses, a recognized breed that dates back to the early days of New France. These four-legged Canadians are credited with being a likely founding source of the well-known Morgan breed, generally black, and very successful as driving horses.
As you will note from the picture on the left, these horses are somewhat stocky, and peak at around 15 hands in height. They are very docile and well-behaved, although I couldn't get this fellow to put his ears forward, so as to make a better picture. That was the first time I met him, though, so he was being a little cautious. The Cherry Creek Farm, on Highway 1 between Cache Creek and Kamloops, has an interesting website and promotes the breed.

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