The 350th anniversary of the Canadian Horse

Photo: Lise Lafond

Canadian Horses cavort in the snow at Carol Durand's farm in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Valcartier.

On July 16, 1665, two stallions and 20 mares arrived in Quebec, sent to New France by King Louis XIV. These horses, the best from the King's stables, were of French Norman, Breton, Arab, Andalusian and Spanish Barb descent.

Other shipments arrived between 1667 and 1670.