Rocky Mountain Horse

In Kentucky, a stallion named Old Tobe carried beginner riders over mountain trails. His easy, ambling, four-beat gait started a pedigree of horse breed that was well matched to the farms and rugged foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Rocky Mountain Horse Facts:

  • The Rocky Mountain Horse ranges from 14.2 to 16 hands.
  • Colors include: Usually chocolate brown with a yellowish mane and tail, but can be any solid coat color.
  • Head markings vary, but are limited.
  • Legs socks or stockings do not go above the knee.
  • The general conformation is a wide chest sloping 45 degrees on the shoulder with well shaped ears.
  • Read more at the Rocky Mountain Horse Association.
  • Joe Banjo, Rocky Mountain Horse