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The reliable and handsome Rocky Mountain Horse deserves to be better known. Its comfortable gait, surefootedness and gentleness make it a great choice for newcomers to riding. Many people who buy a Rocky Mountain Horse do so because it is suitable for both children and older adults. This great all-round utility breed has increased in popularity beyond its homeland, and so it is also becoming easier to find enthusiasts to sell a Rocky Mountain Horse. The breed has been greatly influenced by one important stallion, Old Tobe, who had the power to pass on his abilities and temperament to his offspring.

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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, 2 years, 14 hh, Brown-Light
F: DD'S SUMACK | MF: OAK SPRINGS BOCEPEUS
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US-40322
Frenchburg, Kentucky
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Stallion, 1 year, 12 hh, Black
F: GS IRON ROCK | MF: FOUR BITS
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US-40330
Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Stallion, Foal (04/2022), 11 hh, Black
F: GINGER RIDGES TOBY | MF: STONEY B WALKER
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US-40353
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Gelding, 2 years, 14 hh, Brown-Light
F: RHF WINDSWEPT | MF: CHOCO DOCK
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Parksville, Kentucky
$7,500
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Stallion, Foal (02/2022), 11 hh, Chestnut
F: DJ'S CASH | MF: GHS'S I'M IN CHARGE
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US-46176
Shelbyville, Indiana
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, Foal (05/2022), 11 hh, Brown-Light
F: GINGER RIDGES TOBY | MF: BECKNELL'S RED RIVER ROCK
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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, 3 years, 14.2 hh, Brown-Light
F: FEARLESS | MF: DOC HOLIDAY
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Frenchburg, Kentucky
$12,000
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Stallion, 10 years, 15 hh, Brown-Light
F: PENCE’S BLUE BOY | MF: REB’S BIG SHOT
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US-41031
Cynthiana, Kentucky
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Stallion, 4 years, 14.1 hh, Dun
F: ALLIANCES GONE N DUN IT | MF: SQUIRREL TOO
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Beattyville, Kentucky
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Stallion, 2 years, 14 hh, Brown-Light
F: RPM'S SQUIRREL'S BLACK FOOT | MF: SONNY BONO
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Sadieville, Kentucky
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Gelding, 10 years, 16 hh, Black Gaited - Trail
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Wayne, PA
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, 9 years, 14.1 hh, Brown-Light
F: RSR SAM’S SOONER WARNING | MF: TOM’S PRIDE
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Franklin, Kentucky
$18,000
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, Foal (05/2022), 11 hh, Brown-Light
F: GINGER RIDGES TOBY | MF: BECKNELL'S RED RIVER ROCK
Gaited - Trail - Show - Breeding
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US-40353
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
$3,000
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, 2 years, 14 hh, Brown-Light
F: DD'S SUMACK | MF: OAK SPRINGS BOCEPEUS
Gaited - Trail - Show - Breeding
KY Trail Horse Finders
US-40322
Frenchburg, Kentucky
$6,500
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, 3 years, 14.2 hh, Brown-Light
F: FEARLESS | MF: DOC HOLIDAY
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Frenchburg, Kentucky
$12,000
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, 3 years, 15.1 hh, Palomino
F: LS TEXAS STORM | MF: PENCE'S BLUE BOY
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Frenchburg, Kentucky
$12,500
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Gelding, 2 years, 13.2 hh, Brown-Light
F: RHF WINDSWEPT | MF: SAMBO’S SILVER JUBILEE
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Parksville, Kentucky
$7,500
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Gelding, 2 years, 14 hh, Brown-Light
F: RHF WINDSWEPT | MF: CHOCO DOCK
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Parksville, Kentucky
$7,500
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, 1 year, 11 hh, Brown-Light
F: HCR BAD COMPANY | MF: JAKE'S TIMBROOK
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Frenchburg, Kentucky
$4,500
~ £3,602
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Gelding, 3 years, 14.1 hh, Brown-Light
F: FREEDOMS EZEKIEL | MF: BLUE SMOKIN SAMBO
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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
$13,500
~ £10,806
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Stallion, Foal (04/2022), 11 hh, Black
F: GINGER RIDGES TOBY | MF: STONEY B WALKER
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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
$3,000
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, 3 years, 14.1 hh, Sorrel
F: SUNDOWNS BLACK SHADOW | MF: FVF'S JEREMIAH JOHNSON
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Sal Lick, Kentucky
$4,000
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, 10 years, 14.2 hh Gaited - Trail
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owingsville Ky
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Gelding, 9 years Gaited - Trail
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owingsville Ky
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, 4 years, 14.2 hh
F: MAJIC'S BLUES TRAVELER | MF: DOCK'S SHAW KNEE WHA TA
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Ehenfeld
€12,500
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Mare, Foal (03/2022), 11 hh, Chestnut
F: LD'S COOL HAND LUCK | MF: TRIPLE S BIG SLICK
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Shelbyville, Kentucky
$3,500
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Gelding, 3 years, 15.1 hh, Black
F: RVF'S IRON EAGLE | MF: HURRICANE GEORGE
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Frenchburg, Kentucky
$8,500
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Stallion, 1 year, 14 hh, Gray
F: HANG EM' HIGH | MF: BECKNELL'S RED RIVER ROCK
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Parksville, Kentucky
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Rocky Mountain Horse, Stallion, Foal (02/2022), 11 hh, Chestnut
F: DJ'S CASH | MF: GHS'S I'M IN CHARGE
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US-46176
Shelbyville, Indiana
$5,500
~ £4,402
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Use and characteristics of the Rocky Mountain Horse

Standing 14.2 hands (58 inches/147 cm) to 16 hands (64 inches/163 cm) high, many of the breed exhibit a beautiful chocolate-coloured coat with a silvery mane and tail. This is the outcome of the rare silver-dapple gene on a black coat base and the colour is another reason that purchasers like to buy a Rocky Mountain Horse. They are gaited, with a very comfortable 4-beat gait that is known as single-foot. Having raised their horses to work in rough terrain, enthusiasts who sell a Rocky Mountain Horse know their animals are in their element in the mountains.

Origin and history of breeding Rocky Mountain horses

Some of the founding stock, including a stallion known only as “The Rocky Mountain Horse” came from Colorado but the breed itself is from eastern Kentucky. This is where another rugged mountain range, the Appalachians, dominates much of the landscape. Farmers and settlers in this once remote area needed reliable horses to carry out a range of tasks, from working cattle to ploughing. They had to be sensible and capable of carrying the youngest and oldest members of the family safely. The good-natured Rocky Mountain Horses carried out their jobs calmly and competently, including sometimes carrying several small children on their backs to go fishing! They were tough and hardy, surviving the harsh Appalachian winters with ease. They were also ideal mounts for travellers visiting the Appalachians, and this was to play an important part in their history. At the end of the nineteenth century, Old Tobe’s owner Sam Tuttle owned the horseback riding concession for the Natural Bridge State Park. Old Tobe had the perfect temperament for a pleasure horse, taking even the most nervous visitors safely through the beautiful and challenging landscape. He was also a very potent sire and since he lived into his late thirties, a great age for a horse, he passed on his stamina, surefootedness and outstanding temperament to lots of offspring. Their comfortable natural gait can be slow or fast, too, even occasionally reaching speeds of twenty mph (32 kph). They do not trot or pace - single-foot is their natural gait and it is preferred by connoisseurs who want a horse for riding distances. Knowing the outstanding qualities of their breed, the Rocky Mountain Horse Association was set up in 1986 to ensure its survival.

Rocky Mountain Horses in equestrianism

East Kentucky was a meeting point for both Spanish and northern European, mainly English, stock. The Rocky Mountain Horse has shared ancestry with the Tennessee Walking Horses, Missouri Fox Trotters and American Saddlebreds, among others. It’s likely that the famed Narragansett Pacer, now extinct, also contributed. The Rocky Mountain Horse is a great trail and endurance horse, being especially valuable for older riders and those with physical issues or limited mobility. With 15,000 horses in the registry, it is on the US “watch” list for rare breeds.

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