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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
4.7(15)
busyland
A friend asked if I could help sell her husbands hors...
Review by: busyland (1) January 07, 2016 15:25
  • Currently 100
2.25
Nicole_B94
I first had the pleasure of working with Fox Trotters...
Review by: Nicole_B94 (14) November 23, 2015 17:50
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
Cuanam
I got Foxxy when I was 9 from the owner of the Riding...
Review by: Cuanam (4) November 18, 2015 22:42
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
dlandes2
I grew up on a farm in western Missouri. My grandmoth...
Review by: dlandes2 (3) May 27, 2015 11:47
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
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

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