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Mountain Pleasure horses have been relatively unchanged forrna century or more. They reflect the primitive Appalachian gaited horse type andrnmay be ancestral to modern breeds developed in the region during the latern1800's and early 1900's, including American Saddlebred and Tennessee WalkingrnHorses.rnrn 

 As a landrace, the Mountain Pleasure is variable in type,rnwith some horses having distinctively Spanish features and others resemblingrnthe larger, modern breeds. Consistent among all is a smooth four-beat gait thatrnreplaces the trot. They stand 14.2-15.2 hands at the withers and weigh 850-950rnpounds. Most of the solid colors known in horses occur in the breed, includingrngrays and roans.rnrn 

 The limestone plateau west of the Appalachian Mountains ofrnthe United States has long been known as horse country. Horse breeding has beenrnan important economic enterprise, and horses have been used for riding,rnagricultural work, and pulling a variety of vehicles. They had to be easy keepers,rnrugged, sure-footed, and willing. Kentucky was also important because of itsrncentral location, where Spanish horses from the Southeast and Southwest couldrneasily be crossed with English and European horses from the East.rnrn 

rnrnHistory suggests that Spanish horses likely contributed thern"gaited" characteristic found in many of the breeds developed in thisrnregion. Gaited horses are those which naturally have gaits other than (or inrnaddition to) the walk, trot, and canter of all horses; they may include the rack,rnsingle foot, and running walk. These gaits are more comfortable for the riderrnthan the trot.rnrn rnrn 

rnrnMountain Pleasure horses are prized for their calm temperamentrnand are best suited to be a family pleasure horse rather than a high poweredrnshow animal. The most famous Mountain Pleasure horse, however, was Roy Rogers'rnoriginal Trigger. Since Trigger did not trot, he was always filmed at a walk orrna canter.

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