I have also been told that a Kentucky Mountain Horse and a Rocky Mountain Horse are the same except for coloring. I know that the Spotted Mountain Horse registry is a sub club of the Kentucky Mountain Horse Assoc. And, any gaited horse of color can be registered as a Spotted Saddle Horse.
It gets kinda confusing. My horse came from Walkers; his grand-sire was Triple Threat. Yet he is registered as a Spotted Mountain Horse (and of course, a Spotted Saddle Horse.)
Back to the question..... are gaited horses basically Walkers or Trotters? Any thoughts?