Hey Child! Ojibwe Spirit Horse Foal a Welcome Arrival

Spring is a time for renewal, and what higher show of rebirth is there than a brand new foal?

A foal wearing a little blanket in a paddock with his dam.A foal wearing a little blanket in a paddock with his dam.

There are fewer than 200 Ojibwe Spirit Horses on the earth as we speak. (Madahoki Farm Fb photograph)

A new child colt was foaled at Ottawa’s Mādahòkì Farm and is a uncommon Indigenous horse breed referred to as the Ojibwe Spirit Horse. We wrote concerning the breed and Mādahòkì Farm in 2022 and the way the horses had been getting used for reclamation, training, and celebration of indigenous cultures and traditions.

There are fewer than 200 of the Ojibwe Spirit Horses on the earth as we speak, and it’s a local breed even older than the American mustang.  The rarity of the horse makes this new foal all of the extra thrilling and treasured.

“Every foal is so essential, and this one much more so as a result of it’s a brand new stallion for our herd of Ojibwe Spirit Horses,” Trina Mather-Simard, who runs the farm, informed the Ottawa Citizen.

The beautiful colt has been christened Asemaa, which in accordance with the Madahoki Fb publish means tobacco, a sacred drugs plant in Indigenous tradition. His mom is Sweetgrass, named for one more sacred drugs, and this colt is her second born at Mādahòkì (she arrived pregnant two years in the past), however the first to be conceived on the farm. In accordance with the Ottawa Citizen, Asemaa’s father is Migzi (Eagle); it’s his first offspring.

Breeding is finished with cautious consideration to bloodlines, Mather-Simard informed the paper, and is overseen by Canada’s Ojibwe Horse Society.

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