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Does anyone know about the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse?

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    08-06-2012, 01:00 AM
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Foal
Does anyone know about the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse?

I have been doing a lot of research on the Kentucky Mountain Saddle breed and I was wondering if anyone knew any additional info that I might not have. I read that they are one of the most popular beginner breeds but yet they are a fairly new breed of horse. Also I really like the deep chocolate brown coats that they're known for having. And lastly, they are supposed to have a very unique amble or walking gait that is smoother than most horses' walks. So the point of this thread is just to ask if anyone has any experiences with this breed and was wondering if you could tell me more about it or how it was. Thanks :)

     
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    08-06-2012, 01:22 AM
  #2
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These might get you pointed in the right direction....
http://kmsha.com/
http://www.rmhorse.com/index.php
http://unitedmountainhorse.com/home/

And if you google or you tube RMH/KMH videos there quite a few that show and explain the different gaits thay can do. These in turn can direct you to various breeder websites that also have informative videos.

Like Tennesse Walkers, Missouri Fox Trotters, and other gaited breeds, KMH/RMH can be incredibly smooth and a joy to ride.

As for being a good beginner horse, well much depends on the horse's temperment.
Something to keep in mind is if you ever intend tolearn to ride non-gaited breeds, they are bit different and you will need to develope a seat for them as well as the gaited horse movement.

There are also some good forums out there dedicated just to gaited breeds that can be easily googled.
Happy info hunting.
     
    08-06-2012, 01:47 AM
  #3
Foal
Thanks ill check out those websites. Thanks for replying :)
     
    08-06-2012, 04:19 PM
  #4
Foal
I havent ridden them since the registry has started, but the ole mtn horses we use to call them, is what they are.

Like any breed there is good and bad. Overall they are great horses. Usually level headed and calm. Typically are sure footed on the trails, good for an all day ride and some can really rack. I just got back into horses and was wanting either a TWH or a Ky Mtn. Found the Walker I wanted before the Mtn horse.

They are typically versatile for work, trail rides or driving. I was told that the breed was originally developed over the years due to a farmer in the mtns needing a versatile horse that could work on the farm, pull the family to town on the wagon and had a good saddle gait so they could travel long distances without the wear and tear on the body.

The Mtn and Rockies are a mixture horse. Kind of a mutt usually crossess of Morgan/TWH/Saddlebred/Qh etc. bred out for the trait they were locking in onto, which was a good saddle gait. Years ago they were a dime a dozen, glad to see them get their dues and be the breed of choice as some of the best trail rides I took as a High Schooler was straddled on the back of one.

Im no expert but this is my experiences with them.
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    08-06-2012, 04:23 PM
  #5
Trained
Take a look. My two horses, "Warren's Cindy" and "Long Arm of the Law" are both KMH's.
Corporal's Horses
They ride very much like a TWH, with an "amble" instead of a "running walk" and they are bred to negotiate terrain. My mare, especially, has seamless transitions from walk to amble to lope. I like how sturdy they are built. BEWARE--they are ALL some color of "Chocolate!"
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    08-06-2012, 04:30 PM
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Started
The handful I have met have all been easy to get along with. Gentle and willing. Let me warn you about the people though. Most RMH/ KMH people have been sickeningly pleasant individuals. They are generally kind, chatty, an welcoming. Nice people.
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    08-07-2012, 12:49 AM
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Foal
Haha ill be sure to keep a look out for those people. Thanks a bunch everyone :)
     

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