Landmarks, Monuments & Built Heritage of the West

White Horse Statue

Have you ever seen this statue while driving on the highway?  The area where this statue is located is known as White Horse Plain.  The area is named after a white horse in an Aboriginal legend.  According to the legend, a warrior escaped with his wife on a white horse while being chased by his rival.  The warrior and his wife were killed in this area but the white horse escaped and roamed the area for years to come before spirits eventually reunited the horse with the warrior.  The statue was built to honour this story and to ensure that the story would be told to future generations.

Click here to find the White Horse statue on a map of Manitoba. 

Is the White Horse Statue near the Red or the Assiniboine River?  Is it closer to Headingley or Portage la Prairie?

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