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Bambi
01-30-2011, 08:35 AM
This a team of Canadian Horses. They were developed primarily in Quebec and are known for their hardiness and flexibility- they could be used to plow, drive and ride. In the winter they would be turned loose to fend for themselves and then gathered back in the spring. More info is here:
Canadian Horse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Horse)

At Ross Farm they use them for the farm work and also breed them. They give sleigh rides in the winter and I have to say it was a lot of fun!
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5252/5400027464_a168e943e7_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5092/5400026120_1ed256ae68_z.jpg

and of course they have bells on the harness- this is an old bell:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5399425923_1323528cea_z.jpg

Hillbillygirl
01-30-2011, 08:55 AM
Nice captures on a beautiful breed for sure. Thankfully they are now on the rise as more and more people are starting to breed them.

edG
01-31-2011, 12:38 PM
nice set Bambi

Bambi
01-31-2011, 06:30 PM
thanks Guys. You are right HBG, it's nice to see the older breeds coming back.

Wicked Dark
01-31-2011, 07:20 PM
What terrific looking breed. I've never heard of them, although I'm also not 'into' horses so why would I? Great bell, too.

Bambi
01-31-2011, 08:00 PM
thanks WD!

Iguanasan
01-31-2011, 10:39 PM
This is a very nice set, Bambi. Love the old bell.

asnow
02-01-2011, 07:56 PM
Nice set Bambi. They are beautiful horses.

Bambi
02-01-2011, 08:27 PM
thanks Iggy and snow