The survival of the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony breed depends on two main factors: (1) an increase in the number of foals from genetically-matched breeding pairs, and (2) an increase in the number of Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony caretakers and breeders. Because so few Lac La Indigenous Ponies exist in the world (approximately 175-200) and even less that can be used for breeding purposes (i.e., genetically-matched stallion-mare pairs), it is no wonder that the Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony is currently listed as a "critically endangered" breed of horse (Rare Breeds Canada, 2015). Furthermore, only four ponies were left in the world in 1977, which has significantly impacted the diversity within the gene pool still to this day. As such, breeding programs are forced to be extremely diligent and selective in their breeding plans, which sometimes requires caring for multiple intact breeding pairs, and maintaining strong partnerships and collaborations with other sanctuaries and breeding programs. At The Red Pony Stands Ojibwe Horse Sanctuary, we care for genetically-sound breeding pairs that produce high quality foals that can contribute to the next generation of breeding ponies (see our upcoming breeding plans below). All of our ponies and offspring are DNA verified from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. We also are the sole Canadian member of the North American Horse Trail (NAHT), a partnership of horse sanctuaries spanning across North America that is dedicated to the preservation and protection of Indigenous horse breeds.
The Lac La Croix Indigenous Pony breed has been studied by equine genetic scientists in an attempt to unravel their Indigenous Canadian origins.
from Kichi Noodin (LLC077) off Ishkote
from Anikeshkage (LLC089) off Tatonka (LLC098)
from Wahweenjegahdawin (LLC104) off Sagineshkawa (LLC087)
from Gaia (LLC037) off Menomin (LLC028)
See below for our available fillies. Application for approved home (see above application) and 20% deposit required. Please contact us for more details.
Sorrel filly with big crooked blaze and two hind socks born April 11, 2019 out of Aazadi (LLC191) from Doodem (LLC184) to approved home only (breeding and equine therapy programs get priority). Available Spring 2020. 20% deposit required. Comes with DNA report from Texas A&M University, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS).
We are working on it! There are currently no colts for sale at the sanctuary. Please visit again for updates.