Last November, a friend called to ask if I wanted a filly. My friend Heather has been breeding horses for a number of years. She was well-aware that I have always admired her horses. They are athletic, versatile, and intelligent but nearly extinct Cheval Canadiens, better known as Canadian Horses. I love this breed! They are the national breed of Canada -- sometimes called Little Iron Horses. It is an ancient french baroque breed originally sent to Canada by Louis Quatorze (King Louis the XIV). They jump like deer, are calm, well-rounded (I have cut cattle on them), and are generally sweet-natured. They are hardy, short-coupled easy keepers with great bone, and, most importantly, fantastic hard, strong feet -- something with which I have grown very unfamiliar in the last few years.
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Always Look a Gift Horse in the Feet
Posted by Nan at 6:27 AM No comments:
Labels: Canadian Horse, Cheval Canadien, farrier, gift horse, hoof care, Humor, keratex, Ping, Poolboy, poor hoof quality, repairing horses feet, Teddie
Jane Savoie and the Fear of Wild Turkeys
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Labels: Conquering Fear, Humor, Jane Savoie, Turkeys, Video Clip
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