This horse can maintain its unusual gait for long distances, travelling over rugged terrain. The horse come from the Ozark mountains in Missouri and may have originally been bred for racing.
Origin: United States.
Colour: mostly chestnut with white markings. Also sorrel, bay, black, palomino, buckskin, champagne, silver, cremello, perlino, pinto.
Height: between 14.2 and 16.2hh.
Conformation: well-proportioned head with a straight profile and lively eyes and a muscular neck set onto very powerful sloping shoulders. They should be deep chested, compact through the back, and have very muscular and powerful quarters and legs.
Character: quiet, eager to please, suitable for beginners and children.
Uses: trail, endurance and pleasure.
The Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association
P. O. Box 1027
Ava, MO 65608
Tel: (417) 683-2468
Fax: (417) 683-6144