"Old Tobe" the foundation stallion of the rocky mountain horse. Old Tobe lived for 37 years and died in 1964. Sired his last foal at 34 passing his temperment, racking gait, and longevity to his get. Tobe was as famous to the mountain folk in Estill county as Man of War was in Lexington. Sam Tuttle would sometimes use him as a trail horse at his public trail riding concession at Natural Bridge State Park. Sam broke most of these well mannered horses with just a peice of rope. It is said that Tobe progeny follow in Old Tobes perfectly timed footsteps.
"Horses raise what the farmer eats and eats what the farmers raises" "You can't plow in the ground and get gasoline"...Will Rogers 1932