Canadian Cutting Horse
Bred from the American Quarter Horse, it is Canadas equivalent to the same.
It was developed to work the cattle and as such is extremely agile and quick
making it an ideal competition horse.
The conformation is good and very similar to that of the American Quarter
Horse. An attractive, compact horse of kind disposition, being both athletic
and fearless. The average height is 15.2h.h. but it ranges between 14.3 and
16h.h. It may be any solid colour. The head is short and fairly wide with a
straight forehead and nose, tapering small muzzle, large, wide set bright
eyes and medium length alert ears; a fairly long flexible neck; sloping
shoulders and well-defined withers; a short strong back and compact body
with a broad chest and deep girth; well-sprung ribs and powerful loins;
powerful, well-muscled hindquarters with a gently sloped croup; good strong
limbs with short cannons and broad, low set hocks; large, well-defined,
muscular thighs and gaskins; medium sized feet open at the heal.
Today it is still used for working cattle and for many other equestrian
pursuits: - Western show riding, rodeo, trail riding, showing, jumping and