Travel the World in Horse Breeds: Mount-up in Montana

Posted on July 29, 2013

In The Saddle

There is more to equestrian travel than simply viewing another country from horseback, one of the highlights of your trip will be getting to know the personality of your four-legged travel companion. With hundreds of different horse breeds inhabiting the world, in our latest blog we divulge a little bit about the Quarter Horse and one of the spectacular places you can visit to become acquainted with them…

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The open plains of Montana are well deserving of the nickname, ‘big sky country’ and feeling the freedom of this vast landscape whilst riding a quick thinking Quarter Horse really helps open your eyes to the beautiful country. Montana is the perfect place to indulge your inner Cowboy and exploring the mountains, viewing stunning scenery and getting close to native wildlife offers an exhilarating take on this immense part of the world.

The Quarter horse is the most popular breed in the United States and that is for a very good reason! The versatile breed can turn its hoof to a multitude of disciplines, from racing, endurance and rodeos, to dressage, reining and jumping. These compact little horses are strong and willing, have a comfortable gait and average between 14 – 16hh. They have been the breed of choice for use as working cow horses for decades because of their strong haunches and ability to cover short distances quickly. Descending from a mixture of Arabian, Spanish and English bred horses, the breed generally have calm, gentle and steady personalities making them the perfect equines for families or beginners, however they are also responsive, fast learning and ideal for the more established rider.

You can’t fail to fall in love with the Quarter Horse and they provide the perfect partner for an adventure in the Rocky Mountains of Montana.

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