Breed Profiles

BC appaloosa centre, howard jackson, marylin jackson, margaret evans, horses of Pech-Merle, niseans, appaloosa history, canadian-bred appaloosas, horse from palouse river, equine history

In British Columbia, Howard Jackson, who with his wife, Marylin, owns the BC Appaloosa Centre (BCAC) in Prince George, has enjoyed a lifelong relationship with Appaloosas. Jackson was born in 1948, and in 1955 his father acquired an aged Appaloosa stallion named White Chief #36 ApHCC in a horse trade.

Arabian Horse Genome, arabians thoroughbreds, genetics of arabians

Genetic Study Challenges Common Beliefs - A study involving Arabian horses from 12 countries has found that some populations maintained more genetic diversity and that the breed did not contribute genetically to the modern-day Thoroughbred, contrary to popular thought.

American Quarter Horse, CQHA, AQHC, Canadian Quarter Horse, characteristics quarter horse

Practically everyone has heard of the Quarter Horse. The most populous breed worldwide, as of 2008 there were 3,189,605 Quarter Horses registered with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), making it the largest breed registry in the world.

gypsy vanner, gypsy horse, once upon a time, feathered hooves, gypsy cob

Like some fantasy creature of legend or a magical steed from a fairy tale come to life, so the Gypsy Vanner Horse seems. Its enormous power and presence, made unintimidating by the gentleness of its nature, adorned with an abundance of flowing mane, tail, and feathers, make it a breed that attracts a crowd of new admirers wherever it goes.

Percheron horse, percheron parade horses, percheron transportation, percheron agricultural work, percheron cavalry horse, percheron heavy artillery horse, percheron meat horse, percheron carriage horse, percheron farm horse, percheron logging horse, percheron saddle horse, Shady Creek Farm, Lucasia Ranch, Percheron matrilineal line, Canadian Percheron Association, Norman-Percherons

The Percheron demonstrates its quality of performance as a sport and pleasure horse in addition to its better-known role in transportation and agricultural work. The breed is distinguished by an elegance, style, and alertness typical of a light horse, but with the calm temperament of a large draft.

Przewalski Horse, are Przewalski Horses wild?, evolution of Przewalski Horse, Przewalski Horse Chernobyl

Recently, genetic research published in the journal Science showed that the Przewalski’s horse, also known as the Mongolian wild horse and the Takhi, was actually not wild as defined by its heritage but descendants of the horses first domesticated by Botai people of Kazakhstan over 5,500 years ago.

Clydesdale horse, Stan Carruthers, Gordon Carruthers Sr, Clydesdales, Eastern Regional Clydesdale Association, Clydesdale breeding program

Born in 1940, Stan Carruthers of Carp, Ontario, was predestined to work with Clydesdales. “My grandfather was a stallioneer in Carp, and he used to have Percherons,” explains Stan. “In 1922, he sold his Percheron and bought a Clydesdale stallion. That’s how the love affair began.”

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