Bred for his smooth gait, his beauty and his wonderful temperament,
this is the ideal pleasure horse.
The height of the
Rocky Mountain Horse will be no less than 58 inches (1.45 m or 14.2
hands) and no more than 64 inches (1.63 m or 16 hands). He should have
a medium comformation ,must have a solid body colour, except white,
with a nice proportion. The horse should have bold eyes, well shaped
ears, graceful neck and head. The horse must have a solid body colour.
White markings are acceptable, if not excessive. The famous colour is
chocolate, dark chocolate as Alajanon, or with a white mane and tail as
(see the video)
the gait is
a very comfortable and you seem gliding on the ground. The
horse moves out with a lateral gait in which one can count four
distinct hoof-beats that produce a cadence of near equal rhythm. They
are also sure-footed. Their natural gait requires a minimum of effort
by both horse and rider. That’s why this breed is now
emerging as a mount for trail, endurance, and as a pleasure horse. This
is a natural gait, which occurs from birth and does not require any
gait...does not require any special training devices
This is a companion horse. We say that
they‘re like puppys. Very friendly, kind, calm and always at
your service, they are very easy-going horses. These horses are also
hardy and brave, The Rocky is originally from a small Kentucky farm
where he worked hard, and was harnessed on Sunday, or ridden for long
days working around cattle. Old Tobe (the first Rocky) did everything
in Tuttle’s farm. They also like rigorous weather.
Lovely horse, once you try one of them, you will
keep him in your heart, and maybe in your stable.
NB : we sometimes
call them ponies, but they are horses.
The other Mountain horses have certain
similarities, gait, character and comformation.
the Mountain Pleasure
horses: the book has been closed for a long time, there are
only four MPH in Europe.
the Kentucky Mountain
horses: the registration was open not
along time ago, so you can find some KMH without any american
origines (all of our horses come from the States).
Since 2004, the book is half
closed, and you have appendix mares.