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History: Horse Breeds Rise and Fall

Reprinted from the May 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Horse Breeds Rise and Fall
By Grant MacEwan

‘Horse breeds, like political doctrines and women’s clothes, feel all the fickle whims of public fancy. The draft breed with the largest number of registrations for all Canada in 1935 had the smallest number of registrations in 1952 and some breeds like Shire and Suffolk, that were still recording a few head in the annual Stud Books in 1935, have disappeared from registration lists completely in the recent year for which figures are available. Still there were twelve breeds of horses being registered in Canada in 1952 and a thirteenth, the Palomino, gained incorporation under the Live Stock Pedigree Act of Canada.'

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