Missouri Fox Trotting Horse
The breed from the US is different from the rest. Thanks to their ability of a 4-beat broken gait the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse belongs to the group of gaited horses. Thanks to their cow-sense a Foxtrotter is also a ranch horse. Some are good jumpers; others are used in dressage or to pull a wagon. Amish people often use the Foxtrotter.
Absolutely unmatched is the Foxtrotter’s surefootedness and performance in rough country, its ability to carry a rider fast, safe and comfortable over mountains, through canyons and through rivers at a sensationally low heart beat rate. No horse, only a mule is able to follow a Foxtrotter in rough country, even though it never reaches the speed of a Foxtrotter.
The big differentiator is the endurance in rough country. For this reason, many park rangers use Foxtrotters today. Because of their willingness for work and their desire to please us many pleasure and trail riders have chosen a Foxtrotter. The majority of owners simply like the safe and easy way of riding.
After its start in 1996 the number of owners competing in European and German championships or endurance trails has increased steadily.
If you’re interested in the Missouri Fox trotting Horse, you’ll find more
information on these pages. Go to “Horses”, from there to “Horses for Sale” and who knows, maybe you’ll find YOUR Foxtrotter.
As of today (middle of 2009) there are some 89’000 Foxtrotters registered, the vast majority in the US, a few in Canada ,600 in Europe, with 350 in Germany.