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June 25, 2008

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girasol

Interesting point. Again the Spanish influence, or rumors of it!! I've met a couple of Canadians, but they didn't gait. They have some similarity to the classic type of Morgan. Rumors of shared heritage there, too.

alisongriff

It is also possible that the Pacer had Canadian horse blood in it. The Canadian came to the French colonies of Upper and Lower Canada and many of them were known to amble or gait. This horse is of French origin and shares some characteristics with the Barb, jennet and other Spanish types as it was influenced by the Moorish horses. The French Canadian fur traders clearly took the horse as far west as the Nez Perce territory in Washington and probably into the 13 colonies as well. Alison

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