The Rocky Mountain Horse
October 18, 2012 by Mariah
History of the Rocky Mountain Horse
The Rocky Mountain horse was based on a legend around the 1980's. A family traveling in Kentucky had traded their colt, it was "used to breed local saddle mares, and due to the small area in which he was bred, a local strain of horse originated ("Rocky Mountain Horse" ). This tells how the Rocky Mountain horse was created. The horse had a "chocolate color and flaxen mane and tail"(" Rocky Mountain horse" 1.). The word flaxen means a yellowish pale color. This is the color of the Rocky Mountain horse but there is a variety of colors that the horse can be.This horse was not just a ordinary horse it had a great gait, and was gentle and friendly ("Rocky Mountain Horse" 1). The nature of the horse could be why many people like the Rocky Mountain Horse. A man named Sam Tuttle noticed these characteristics and decided to further improve the horse so he produced a horse named Tobe, he was known as the first Rocky Mountain horse ("History of Breeds" 1).
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