Rocky Mountain Stallion – Safari Ltd Winner’s Circle

$4.95

Stock #: 159905

Rocky Mountain Stallion - Safari Ltd Winner's Circle
Originally $6.95, clearance price.
The founding stallion of the Rocky Mountain breed is said to be a
chocolate-colored horse with flaxen mane and tail, very similar to this
figure. Rocky Mountain horses are sturdy, dependable animals, easy to
ride and train, the result of generations surviving harsh climates.
Size in inches: 5.71 L x 1.34 W x 3.94 H
Age 3+
Rocky Mountain stallions, like the Gypsy Vanners of the 20th century,
got their start in nearly total obscurity. While Kentucky is known for
horses, the thoroughbreds and race horses get the most attention.
However, in the later parts of the 19th century, people dwelling in the
Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky bred their local, gaited horses with a
stallion from the Rocky Mountains. These horses had survived and
thrived as daily riders and work horses, adapted to harsh weather,
resulting in tremendous endurance and sturdiness. Only the strong
survived to breed, and by the time the horses were bred with outside
stock, these Appalachian horses were finely tuned survival machines. The
Rocky Mountain name stuck, and the horses grew in fame as the spread
from the forested valleys through the rest of Kentucky and into
surrounding states. Today, the breed continues to be noted for its
sturdiness and strength, its recognizable color scheme, and its unique
gait.

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