Necessity is the mother of invention, they say, so invent away, oh brilliant ones. We need your intelligent, focused minds. The land is lush and forested, the ways of the new world are forming. Unique culture, unique people, united through a necessity to survive. The harshness is surpassed, the colony if finally a reality, a town, a community, a people of strength and character. A new world to be proud of, a new colony to call home. Safety and security, faith heals all.
This new destiny brings hope for longevity, wealth in adversity, dreams to fulfill and lives to share. More happiness, more health, more survival, more life. A community starting to thrive and a prosperity starting to emerge. Now the world changes and with new life, new skills emerge. Challenges are overcome and ideas form and are listened to. Hail, oh brave ones, enter the invention.
A small effort, to bread a horse. Commonplace and casual. No one thinks twice about it. So there’s a mare and there’s a stallion and a farmer needs a foal. But this is a different world, a world of constant work. That necessary animal needs to be changed. Tweek those muscles, change that stature, increase that stamina. We need a workhorse, an iron maiden, a horse of steel to work all day, to ride on, to show with, to jump with, to teach our children to ride on. We need a smaller horse, one that doesn’t eat too much, but well muscled for the work at hand. We need an well rounded animal, that we can use for anything. Work in the fields, pull a cart, take a day off for a ride on. Please give us such an animal. The king has sent many horses, try an experiment, fulfill our wishes, see what you can do.
And so it comes to pass. From the breading stock of the King of France, comes several different breeds to consider. Perhaps the Andalusian, maybe the Barb, an Arabian, a Norman, a Breton and a draft horse. All animals of superior breeding, all animals of quality and perfected genetics. Each of these breeds has character and worth of it’s own. Now, for the outcome that we desire, pick the perfect matches.
http://www.chhaps.org/breedinfo.htm the Canadian Horse
From fine bloodlines and carefully selected breeding, comes the horse of their dreams. Sturdy and capable, strong and even tempered. A horse for all occasions. Breeding their own, gives them rights, superiority of aptitude, distinction of intellect. A breed made to order, an invention of necessity. A work horse, a riding horse, a unique horse. Well done, oh awesome human, to conjure up the animal of your needs. Well done, oh early homesteader, to support your survival in such a unique way. A new horse, and a beauty! Hail to you, and the Canadian.
Written by Dr. Louise Hayes
September 4, 2016