Today’s Horse Facts: The Rocky Mountain Horse

The Rocky Mountain Horse is a sturdy breed with a “rocking chair” gait similar to the Tennessee Walker.


August 22, 2015

The Rocky Mountain Horse 

If you’d like to drool over a most amazing breed of horses, then look at the horse facts about the Rocky Mountain Horse:

1.  The breed developed in the 1800s in the Appalachian Plateau of Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama, a cross between Spanish horses and eastern stock.

2.  The breed is sturdy with four smooth gaits.

3.  In 1986, the Rocky Mountain Horse Association was formed to help preserve the breed.

4.  The breed is considered “rare” by the American Livestock Breeds Conservatory.

5.  Their colors are numerous, but the most common color is black  or chocoate brown with flaxen mane and tail, but no white is allowed above the knee or hock.

6.  They stand from 14.2 to 16 hands tall.

7.  Their four-beat gait is similar to that of the Tennessee Walking Horse gait.

8.  They are shown in a variety of classes in both Western and English.

9.  They’re most popular as trail riding horses because of their smooth gait and endurance.

10. The Rocky Mountain Horse, with its often long flaxen mane and tail,  has star-struck beauty that equals that of any other breed.

(Most information taken from

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