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Missouri Fox Trotter

Missouri Fox Trotter

Breed group: Gaited horses

Other name(s): Foxtrotter

History

Details: The Missouri Fox Trotter is an American gaited breed which is most well-known for its smooth and comfortable, diagonal 4-beat “fox trot”. The breed was developed in the 1800’s in the Ozark Mountains. Early settlers to the area realized they needed a horse which could cover long distances at a quick, surefooted gait. The also wanted a breed which could help with farm work like plowing, hauling logs and working cattle, and which at the same time had a gentle temperament and could pull buggies and carriages. The earliest known horse in the area to do the fox trot was a horse called “Old Fox”. Old Fox was locally famous in south-central Missouri and Northern Arkansas for working cattle and his remarkably smooth trot.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
versatile family horses, smooth gait, beginners horse, running walk, smooth foxtrot, stamina
Challenging:
easy keepers, Low metabolism
Interesting:
wonderful trail horses, fourbeat gait, rough terrain, rough ground, calmest stallions
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.9(11)
GoatGal
The Missouri Foxtrotter is a gaited horse that gives ...
Review by: GoatGal (9) July 16, 2013 17:17
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
72chevygirl
I have had two Missouri Fox Trotters. Cochise is the ...
Review by: 72chevygirl (17) July 15, 2013 15:05
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
azqtpa2t
A Missouri Foxtrotter is a wonderful horse to own. ...
Review by: azqtpa2t (1) February 03, 2013 20:32
  • Currently 100
5.00
Rjilse
Hardy and well built, with a lot of drive and heart. ...
Review by: Rjilse (5) July 23, 2012 22:52
  • Currently 100
4.00
Creamcup
Foxtrotters are considered rather cold blooded and be...
Review by: Creamcup (2) November 21, 2011 19:16
  • Currently 100
5.00

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