The Canadian Horse

The Fascinating Story of Canada's National Breed

by Art Montague

The amazing and fascinating story of a 250-year-old breed of horse unique to Canada. Who knew Canada had a national horse?

For nearly 250 years the people who built, defined, and defended Canada relied on horses to help get their job done. One breed stood out during that period for its outstanding role in Canadian life. It's known as "The Canadian, Le Canadien." In 2002, Parliament officially declared The Canadian to be Canada's national horse. The origins of the breed are in horses sent to New France at the express order of King Louis XIV. Beyond Quebec, Canadians carried settlers and the first North West Mounted Police into western Canada. They were also on hand to drag artillery and supplies through mud and thunder to Canada's victorious troops during the Battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele.

About the Author

Art Montague

Ottawa-based author ART MONTAGUE writes fiction as well as non-fiction, with interests that span history, biography, and crime. He is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada.


"...the whole book is interesting as it roams from war to farming, both in Canada and the US as the Canadian horse rides its rocky road back to the nation's riding and driving rings.

Recommended for the history buff and Canadian horse afficionado."

Horse Country Magazine

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