The Gait of the Rocky Mountain Horse


The Rocky Mountain Horse must have a natural ambling four beat gait (single foot or rack) with no evidence of pacing. When the horse moves you can count four distinct hoof beats which produce a cadence of equal rhythm, just like a walk, left hind, left fore, right hind, right fore. Each individual horse has its own speed and natural way of going, traveling 7-20 miles per hour. This is a naturally occurring gait present from birth that does not require any training aids or devices.

All of our horses exhibit this gait including our stallion shown here. Click on pic to hear the gait.