The Missouri Fox Trotter – Europe’s „Cowboy’s Rolls Royce“ – originated more than 150 years ago on the east coast of the United States. The farmers and ranches crossed Arabian horses, Morgans, American Saddlebreds and Tennessee Walking Horses to develop the breed. The Missouri Fox Trotters were all around horses that did their job on the farm or ranch, during the week and then were used to drive the family to town on Sundays.
The ability to travel long distances comfortabley, at a speed of 5 to 8 mph, made the Missouri Fox Trotter a favorite for rural doctors, sheriffs and ranchers. In later years, because of their comfortable gaits, the Fox Trotter was given the nickname „Cowboy’s Cadillac“, in Europe the moniker was changed to “Cowboy’s Rolls-Royce”.
Characteristics of the breed:
The Missouri Fox Trotter is a strong, solid trail and cross-country horse with an average typical size of 14 to 16 hands (1.43 to 1.63 meters).
Walk, Flat Foot Walk, Fox Trot, Canter/Lope and Show Canter (Performance Classes)