Breeding endangered Canadian Horses in New England
Why do we love the Canadian Horse?
Versatility, strength, personality and temperament
The Canadian Horse is truly a versatile all around horse. In the beginning of New France the Canadian was valuable not only for plowing, and riding but also as a carriage horse. Breeders appreciated the temperament as well as the strength, endurance, and the ease of keep. This hearty breed has a long life-span recording many through their late 20’s or more; the mares are also extremely fertile. The Canadian Horse typically stands 14 – 16 h.h. and weighs 1000 – 1400 lbs. Although most frequently black, they may also be dark brown, bay, chestnut and palomino!
They are distinguished by their finely chiseled heads, arched necks, and thick, long, wavy manes and tails due to their Barb and Andalusian ancestry. Their legs are strong and sturdy, short cannon bones often exceeding 9” in circumference. Their feet are outstandingly well shaped and hard. However, most importantly to us and why we are so passionate about this breed, Canadian Horses are well-known for their kind, levelheaded, friendly personalities, intelligence and willingness to please. Take a look around our site, here at Kismet Canadian Horses we firmly believe there is a Canadian horse for every horse enthusiast!