The Horse of The First People
The Ojibwe Horse was protected and revered by the
First Peoples of Canada and the Anishinaabeg of
Northern Ontario were the last protectors of these
The oral history of the breed goes back many generations
of the Anishinaabe people and Elders have taught that they
have always been with The People. Many have asserted that
these horses are simply another feral equine that has been the result
of colonization. Science and research are indicating otherwise. Petroglyphs, fossil remains and science now supportive of oral traditions that tell of horses spanning the boreal belt of traditional lands long before European settlement. It is now understood that these intrepid little horses are, in fact, indigenous to Canada.
Please click the links below to learn more about the only Indigenous Developed Equine!