The Gait

 

The Mountain Horse naturally demonstrates a smooth, ambling four beat gait, which glides forward. The horse moves out with a lateral gait in which one can count four distinct hoof-beats that produce a cadence of near equal rhythm. The speed may vary but the four beat rhythm remains constant.

The gait is initiated by the hind leg. The Mountain Horse moves his feet with minimal ground clearance and minimal knee and hock action. Because this gait does not waste motion, it enables the horse to travel long distances with minimal tiring.

This gait is guaranteed with the Rocky Mountain horse by the certification of the horse. The horse is judged by his gait and caracter before beeing able to breed.

 

  2 of our foals

 with all simplicity, trying in the USA

Sweety photo taken by the president of the RMHA at Paris show in 2005

 

 

 

   
   

 

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