It has only been in the past decade that the world really has become aware of the wonderful traits of the smooth-gaited, versatile Mountain Saddle Horses (RMH/KMSAH/MPH). Given the isolation of their rich history in the Appalachian Hills in Kentucky, much of these horse's origins are embedded in oral history and stories told over many generations.
We often use the term "Mountain Saddle Horse", referring to horses registered under these three registries: The Rocky Mountain Horse, Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse and Mountain Pleasure Horse.
The three main associations were created within a few years of each other. Our breeding program incorporates foundation horses from all three with with our Rocky Mountain Horse Stallion Kentucky Tornado standing strong at 21 years old.
The number of registries alone is often confusing to many new to Mountain Saddle Horses. Essentially, there are slight variations of the horses in the primarily registries with each association having it's own philosophies and outlook. With many horses double or triple registered among the associations, we have always focused on the individual horse, disposition and gait.
The number of dedicated people with access to gathering this information is growing. Yet still, much is shrouded in stories and made more completed with politics of the different registries that encompasses these horses.
The list on this page has been complied to help answer so many of the questions we get asked. These are building blocks and we hope to continue to add to this resource.