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Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Aug 1, 2023

Exploring the Canadian Horse: Talking with Gail Cuthbert Brandt

Canadian Horse

Reveille Merit Flamme-de-Nuit, Owned by Ken Morris


I wanted to learn more about "Cheval canadien", the Canadian Horse. I spoke with , an expert on Canadian history and a former breeder, Gail Cuthbert Brandt. Join us as we dive into the world of the Canadian Horse, its fascinating history, versatile uses, and unique personality traits.

Canadian Horse History

Gail Cuthbert Brandt takes us through the captivating history of the Canadian Horse. Descended from horses brought to Canada by early European settlers, linking them to King Louis XIV. 

We know the Canadian Horse for its strength and toughness. Throughout history, people used these horses in different ways, as Gail Brandt explains. Originally, they were essential for farming and transportation. However, nowadays, people use them for different activities, such as sports, recreational riding, and therapy work. Their adaptable nature and friendly temperament make them beloved companions in the equestrian world.

Gail shares her experiences as a breeder of this amazing Horses. She highlights their unique personality traits, emphasizing their calm and willing nature. These horses are smart and have a strong work ethic, forming special bonds with their human partners. Gail's enthusiasm for the breed is clear when she talks about breeding and raising horses.

She hopes to preserve the breed and promote its importance in Canadian history. She is helping ensure a bright future for the Canadian Horse, which many horse lovers admire..

Our conversation with Gail Cuthbert Brandt provides a fascinating insight into the world of the Canadian Horse. These horses have a unique place in Canadian history.

The Whoa Podcast has done many shows from Canadians. You may be interested in learning more about horse trainers Jonathan Field or Jason Irwin, or rodeo entertainer, Bobby Kerr.

To learn more about the Canadien Horse

Welcome to the Canadian Horse Breeders' Society

Rare Breeds Canada

Heronwood Farms Canadien Horses

Canadian Horse Heritage and Preservation Society

Cheval Canadien Horse Association Ontario

Canadian Horse Association Rocky Mountain District

Canadian Horse Breeders Association - Atlantic District

Facebook group for New England and New York State


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Whether you're a seasoned horse owner or just starting out, we invite you to join us on this journey. Share your challenges, triumphs, and everyday experiences with others. We believe these stories can help others in their horse journey.

If you have a story, you would like to share, you can reach out to us through our Facebook or Instagram page. Alternatively, you can email to be a part of the show.

Thanks for listening.

John & Ranae

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