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post #1 of 16 Old 02-09-2012, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Rocky Mountain Horse

Saw a different looking horse today that really caught my eye! A Rocky Mountain Horse. What a beautiful horse. Do any of you have one? Let's see them! Actually found one for sale in the area, if only I had the room!

Does anyone know the real history of the breed? I've found a few different stories.

This is just a picture I found and the link is to the horse for sale. So amazing. Love the lighter mane and tail combo.

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post #2 of 16 Old 02-09-2012, 02:29 AM
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WOW! That horse is so nice.
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post #3 of 16 Old 02-09-2012, 09:24 PM
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I don't have one but I agree they are gorgeous and I hear they have a great disposition too.

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post #4 of 16 Old 02-09-2012, 10:08 PM
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That coloring is called a chocolate palamino. They are gorgeous & gaited. I had a chestnut Rocky-she was quite a character, but we didn't really "click", so she went to another owner.
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post #5 of 16 Old 02-09-2012, 11:48 PM
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They are chocolate off of a silver dapple gene. They can be both chocolate and red chocolate depending on the base color. They are not in anyway a palomino.

Here is a link in this forum for postings of Rockies.

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post #6 of 16 Old 02-10-2012, 12:07 AM
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The chocolate color comes from the silver dapple gene based off black. I believe that red chocolate comes from the silver dapple gene off of bay. Color gurus can help me out with the red if I am incorrect.

You do not want to breed a silver dapple carrier to a silver dapple. This can result in an eye defect known as ASD. Simply google it and you will get more info from those that have studied it.

The Rocky/Kentucky Mountain Horse had to carry the owner to work, haul the cart in the mines, ride the kids around and pull the buggy on Sunday so they were bred for a willing attitude and gentle temperament. Tobe is the foundation stallion for the Rocky's along with several others. They are a relatively rare breed yet and some of the very well trained command a high price.

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post #7 of 16 Old 02-10-2012, 01:09 AM
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There are two of them at our barn; half brothers. They are very pretty horses . Can make lovely trail horses.
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post #8 of 16 Old 02-10-2012, 06:28 AM
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Yes, I have two. Great horses, temperament is great. I don't have any good pics but here's a few.

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post #9 of 16 Old 02-10-2012, 08:33 AM
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It's not necessarily true that you don't want to breed chocolate to chocolate, you can have them tested and if neither is a carrier of ASD there isn't an issue in my understanding.

My gelding is a Registered Kentucky Mountain Horse(Rocky and Kentucky are essentially the same, Rocky has kept records better and longer and closed the breeding books long before Kentucky and they have slightly different standards) and could be Rocky as well but his mother wasn't double registered so it would cost me a good bit. He is by Storm Traveler, a son of Storm Warning. They are WONDERFUL horses, smart and willing and very much in your pocket for the most part. I have worked with quite a few, including studs, and they really are a great animal. Nice medium size, hearty, smart and smooth, can't ask for much more,lol. The chocolate is by no means the only color they come in, they come in all solid colors. Jack is a bay, which surprisingly, is not a very common color in the breed. I see a lot of black, sorrel, and chocolate though the dilutes are becoming more and more common.
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post #10 of 16 Old 02-10-2012, 08:37 AM
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A few pics of my Jackson:)
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