The Canadian Horse has been on the endangered list for a while now, but it has now moved to the CRITICALLY ENDANGERED list. The Canadian was developed from horses sent from France to Quebec between 1665 and 1670. The limited number of horses in the colony meant that they were highly valued, and geographical isolation meant that the stock remained pure. Over the next century, natural and human selection molded a rugged and versatile breed: strong, dashing, and quick. The Canadian was used for farm work, transport, riding, and racing, earning the nickname "little iron horse." Canadian horses could excel at any task they were put to.