Morning Glory: Canada’s own WWI war horse

Morning Glory lived on a farm in Brome County, Que., after she was returned to Canada at the end of World War One

Morning Glory lived on a farm in Brome County, Que., after she was returned to Canada at the end of World War One

The novel and stage play War Horse, also a Steven Spielberg film, is the story of a horse from Devon that goes to France during the First World War. There is an equally moving but little known true story about a Canadian horse and her rider who took part in the “war to end all wars.”

That horse, Morning Glory, was shipped to France from Brome County in Quebec’s Eastern Townships in 1915. Her owner was Lt.-Col. George Harold Baker, known to friends and family as Harry.

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4 comments

  1. Marie Dean · ·

    Mankind just appreciates itself – why give thanks and credit to an animal. Mankind has evolved into a selfish species on the path to self destruction. Thank god for horse welfare advocates that respect the horse and that continue to try to promote the horse and change this path.

  2. Barbara Griffith · ·

    And now the horses whose ancestors fought in these wars and died are now dying in slaughter plants. I wonder how the war mongers would have carried out their wars if the horse had never existed? Or had went extinct 12000 years ago? There has never been one day of peace on this planet since mankind’s ancient ancestors climbed down out of the trees and walked upright.

    1. Well said Barbara!!!

    2. that is probably the best thing I’ve read about our horse hero’s…gotta pass this on…you are brillant ❤

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