I've had my RMH/KMSH since Feb & I love her (she's the horse in my avatar). She is my first "gaited" horse, even though she does not gait properly...she is VERY pacey. I'm told this is probably because she is "big lick" TWH bred on the dam's side. We are working on the gaiting thing & honestly (to me) her other qualities more than compensate for her lack of a smooth gait. She is chocolate dapple with tons of flaxen mane and tail (hubby calls her my "Barbie horse") and is sensible and fearless on the trail. Considering she was a barely broke 10 year old broodmare when I got her, I'm very proud of how far she's come.
Every individual horse, regardless of the breed, has it's own personality and issues. And thus every horse needs to be dealt with as an individual. I feel that saying all horses of any breed are a certain way is making a huge mistake. But that's just me....
Hi everyone. I'm new here, so hope i'm doing this right
I have had my Rocky for about a year, and absolutely love everything about him. He is not a horse for a beginner (has a big engine), but is the bravest horse I have ever ridden (I have been riding for 30+ years). I am strictly a trail rider, and he takes great care of me, and has never refused anything. I did do research before I bought him (I really wanted the chocolate w/flaxen color...and was concerned with ASD). I took him to a optomologist and had him cleared before purchasing him. As far as easy keeper...agree! The other 3 horses on my property (QH's and Appys) get to eat much more than him...because he blows up, no matter how much riding we do.
Way to go Theresa-you look ready to handle just about anything! Is that an Aussie saddle?
Thanks It's actually a Ortho-Flex - Older model. I like it, but have mainly been using a Bob Marshall treeless on my Rocky because it's so comfortable. I like the Ortho-Flex...but man that tree is hard on the bum!
I just have to say that I have had a lot of hip issues and have had 3 surgeries on my hip and the Rockies ride like a dream! The ones I have ridden have had gait that was even smoother than a walk! I got my first Rocky about 2 months ago and he is 6 months old now. He is a VERY smart little fart. I have never dealt with a breed in general that is so smart, calm, gentle and people-loving. They are in general, a very trusting breed and would rather spend time with a person than other horses. I would never get another breed again. My colt is a Chocolate, and he is ASD free, which you can get, as long as you go through a responsible breeder, like the one I got him from. (The picture was from when I left our back door open and he came and found me in my room. Lol)