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Missouri Fox Trotter
Scientific Name:
Equus caballus
Family Name:
Origin or Range:
United States
between 14 and 16 hands high.
Relatively Non-Aggressive
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Missouri Fox Trotter

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Missouri Fox Trotter Description
  The Missouri Fox Trotter is bred for stamina, soundness and a gentle disposition. They are primarily show and pleasure horses, though they have been used for cross-country trail and endurance riding. They are nicknamed "the common man's pleasure horse" because they have a calm and friendly dispostion. The Missouri Fox Trot has a diagonal gait. It walks in front and trots behind, known as the "fox trot." It is not a high-stepping gait, but a sure footed one. The back feet have a sliding action, making it a very smooth ride for the rider. The Missouri Fox Trotter is a medium sized animal. They have a good conformation and are proporionate both in height and weight. Its neck is monderately long and graceful. The head is neat, cleanly shaped, with pointed ears and large eyes. The muzzle is tapered. Its back is short and strong and it has a deep, well-ribbed body. The Missouri Fox Trotter is very muscular, especially in the legs. The most common coat color is chestnut, although bay, black, roan, brown, buckskin, gray, palomino, sorrel, tabiano, overo, cremello, perlino, white and champagne are possible as well.  
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