Origins and attitudes
Saddle horse and light pull, originating in the United States (Missouri and Arkansas). The breed dates back to the early nineteenth century when breeders began to select horses capable of producing in that particular four-stroke gait called the fox trot, in which the horse gallops with the front ones while with the hind legs it trots or keeps up. Much loved by cowboys. Robust and intelligent. Widespread almost exclusively in Missouri.
Coat: chestnut, bay, morello, gray, piebald.
Height at the withers: 142 - 160 cm.
Weight: 400 - 550 kg.
Quiet, energetic, reliable character.
Missouri Fox Trotter (photo www.foxtrottersales.com)