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post #1 of 22 Old 06-06-2008, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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rocky mnt horses.

whats your opinion on them? i friggen love em! i couldnt imagine owning any other breed.
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post #2 of 22 Old 06-06-2008, 11:33 PM
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I think they are really cute! Never have ridden one, though.
They seem good on trails.

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post #3 of 22 Old 06-07-2008, 11:35 AM
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Heard good things, but I've never worked with one personally.
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post #4 of 22 Old 06-08-2008, 12:08 PM
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Rocky Mountain Horses

My neighbor has two Rocky Mountain horses, and she will have no other breed either lol. They are really pretty, I think. She has one bright bay and one that has the usual solid chocolate with flaxen mane and tail. Her's are really laid back(They have to be cuz she doesnt ride a whole ton and it isnt that fast when she does! lol) But thats ok, that is what the horses like too, I am sure. They seem to be a really relaxed breed. My mom used to ride a four year old Rocky Mountain horse and he was hotter then the other ones I mentioned, but that might be because he was only four and green. He had a good mind set though. It was too bad he had a knee injury as a yearling and couldnt be ridden too hard. It was good to see him go to a family that loved him and rode him. lol They have some really ground covering gaits too! Really surefooted

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post #5 of 22 Old 06-08-2008, 11:50 PM
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They look so beautiful and there are two breeders with in about three hours from me! I'm calling to see if I can go visit!

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post #6 of 22 Old 06-09-2008, 07:38 PM
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I think they are pretty but I dont know much about them. Arent they gaited?
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post #7 of 22 Old 06-09-2008, 11:17 PM
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Yes they are gaited.

The Mountain Horse originated about 200 years ago in the Appalachians of eastern Timbrook's Joshua Mountain Pleasure geldingKentucky. Mountain Horses possess an inborn level of high endurance, are sure-footed on rough ground and can cover a great distance without tiring. The basic characteristics of the breeds are a medium-sized horse of gentle temperament with an easy ambling four-beat gait. They were the family / working horse that could pull a plow or cart, work cattle, be ridden by children to the fishing hole or ridden to town comfortably. The Mountain Horse is a very easy keeper that can tolerate winters with minimum shelter.

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post #8 of 22 Old 06-10-2008, 12:06 AM
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im pretty sure vida has rocky mountain horses. im sure she will be along soon to give you heaps of info on them :)

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post #9 of 22 Old 06-24-2008, 09:06 AM
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I'm with you breezypoo I love em We have 4 and they are all sweeties. I read some of the posts from folks who are having problems with their horse and feel so fortunate to have our girls. Its not that they are perfect, but the difficultys we have with them are so minimal its nothing a beginner rider couldn't handle.
We owned other breeds of horses and the Rocky/Kentucky are by far the easiest to train and ride in general.
There are those occasional stinkers out there I'm sure. I think some breeders are forgetting to breed for temperament and are going for more gait and color. Its a mistake in my eyes since the temperament of these horses is more important than color or gait.

Yes their gaited but they can trot lope and gallop just like any other horse. If you don't believe it I should post a video of my husband galloping up the driveway on Fras She goes from a stop to a gallop as good as any quarter horse.

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post #10 of 22 Old 06-24-2008, 09:31 AM
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I don't know that I have ever seen a rocky in action. I guess I must live in QH heaven...or hell lol.. I just don't get to see many other types of horses...If it wouldn't be a huge pain, I'd love to see a video!

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