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Canadian Pacer

Country of Origin: Canada

Canadian Pacer


Closely related to the Canadian horse, the Canadian Pacer comes from the same initial stock of French horses sent to the New World during the 17th century.


This breed comes from the old strains of Canadian horse crossed with the Narragansett Pacer blood added late in the 18th and early in the 19th centuries. This produced a larger animal who could cover ground faster and later Dutch Warmblood & English Thoroughbred blood was added.

The bloodlines were solid and many animals were exported to the US, & they contributed greatly to the development of the Standardbred, Tennessee Walking Horse & the American Saddlebred.

Regardless of their solid pedigrees & athletic spirit the Canadian Pacer was never a huge success as a breed. Probably due to the development of race horses in the US. Another factor was their ungainly appearance, their head was thought to be too large & their eyes too small.

Today the breed is rare an usually found as riding or ranch horses.


Average height 14.3 hands


Built similar to a Morgan in confirmation

Traditional Colors

black | chestnut | grey | bay | pinto


Highly energetic
Willing and able


Pleasure horse
Ranch horse


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