are four generally recognized mountain horse
registries. The three non-spotted registries
include the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association
(KMSHA) which has the largest number of registered
horses, the Rocky Mountain Horse Association
(RMHA) with the second largest registry population
and the Mountain Pleasure Horse Association
(MPHA) with the smallest. In addition to these
non-spotted registries, there is also a Spotted
Mountain Horse Association (SMHA) for spotted
of the registries has their respective membership,
registration and show requirements.
"single registered" Mountain Horse
has met the registration requirements of one
of the foregoing registries (e.g. RMHA). A "double
registered" Mountain Horse has met the
registration requirements of two registries
(e.g. KMSHA and MPHA) and a "triple registered"
mountain horse has met the requirements of KMSHA,
RMHA and MPHA. Most of our horses are double
or triple registered or eligible.
Mountain Horse has a natural "way of going"
which should neither be obtained nor enhanced
with harsh or artificial training devices or
techniques. The "way of going" does
not refer to how smooth the horse gaits or the
use to which the horse is to be put (such as
trail riding or showing), but rather the characteristics
of the horse's gait and the animation with which
the horse travels naturally.
An educated buyer wants neither a horse that
will do too much nor one that does not do enough.
He or she will be uncomfortable with the horse
that does too much and bored with the horse
that does not do enough. We try to determine
your preferences, riding abilities and expectations
for the horse and then match you with a mount
that will meet your needs.
of our customers are looking for smooth-gaited
trail horses. Both the trail pleasure horse
and the classic pleasure horse are well suited
for the trail, depending upon the preferences
of the rider. These horses are great on the
trail and they can also be shown in their own
classes against similarly gaited horses. Park
pleasure horses are also fine on the trail for
the experienced rider who wants animation and
"a big front end."
would be happy to give you a tour of the farm
and tell you more about these wonderful horses.
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