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Uses of The Canadian Horse

Today, many Canadian Horses are bred for driving. However, they also compete in a wide range of riding disciplines, and some are still used as work horses for farming. The generally good temperament displayed by the Canadian horse also makes them useful as all-round family horses.

In addition to the Beaver, the Canadian Horse is commonly seen as an animal symbol representing Canada, especially in connection with images of the Mounties. On April 30, 2002, a bill was passed into law by the Canadian Government making the Canadian Horse an official symbol of Canada. As the Canadian Horse is also "closely associated with the historical origins and the agricultural traditions of Qu├ębec", a similar law was passed by the provincial legislature in November 2010, recognizing the breed as an "heritage breed of Quebec".

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