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.

Advertisements

August 22, 2015

The Rocky Mountain Horse

RockyMountain.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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Mountain_Horse)

Check out Marsha’s newest book, SNOW, PHANTOM STALLION OF THE POCONOS

SNOW

Dallis Parker meets the horse of her dreams in a strange encounter,

and her life is changed forever.

(website) www.marshahubler.com

(writers’ blog) www.marshahubler.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s