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Quebec knight's horse finds new home in Sask.

08/20/2012 12:46 EDT | Updated 10/20/2012 05:12 EDT
The trusty steed of a Quebec man who dressed as a knight will spend his twilight years at a fancy renovated barn in Saskatchewan.

On the weekend, residents of the tiny town of Griffin and area turned out for the grand opening of the stables, which Vincent Gabriel Kirouac, 22, had been helping fix up for several weeks.

Kirouac was in the media eye earlier this summer as he traversed southern Saskatchewan in full knight-in-shining armour gear, riding his horse Lionheart.

He said he wanted to promote chivalry, integrity, politeness and the importance of respecting people. Kirouac got as far west as Calgary but had to stop because the trek was too hard on Lionheart.

That's when a family near Griffin, just south of Weyburn, offered to give the horse a permanent home, something he readily agreed to.

With a special paint job and some gold trim added, the barn has been made to look a bit like a castle.

"For the horse, for the people and for me ... just a happy ending all over the place," Kirouac said.

Kirouac, who's from Quebec City, returns to home on Wednesday.

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