Gaited Meadows Ranch has been dedicated to raising and promoting these incredible Rocky Mountain ~ Kentucky Mountain ~ Mountain Pleasure Horses in Western Canada for 15 years.
After establishing a strong breeding program in Alberta, Bruce and Stacey relocated to beautiful acreage in the heart of the Shuswap Lake District in Chase, BC where the work began to convert a cattle ranch into a breeding facility ... and are almost there! We are privileged to have direct access to crown land and amazing trails. The pastures are large with diverse terrain giving our horses nature's own training ground. The trails and valley views are spectacular ~ and the horses are charmers! We look forward to meeting you at the Ranch!The appeal of the Mountain Horses is rooted in their calm, inquisitive disposition combined with the ease-of-ride, natural gait. Relatively rare in Canada, this unique and gentle breed possesses incredible qualities and versatility for all ages and skill level of riders from experience to novice alike. Their natural, smooth 4-beat gait is becoming very popular and is ideal for those with injuries or who can no longer withstand the jarring of the trot. This single foot footfall can be counted in equal candescence in a 1-2-3-4 rhythm.
The breed are easy keepers, pastured 24/7 and withstand our BC & Alberta winters with ease. Their willing and tractable dispositions are amazing to work with and their interactive and inquisitive nature is endless. We have kept it a priority to raise our horses in a natural, large - treed environment, not in small paddocks / pens.
Kentucky Tornado RMHA/KMSHA dark chocolate flax m/t. possesses strong natural gait and great mind that exemplifies the Rocky Mountain Horse. He is a consistent producer of foals with good minds, gentle disposition, natural gait, incredible looks and color! Our foals are born naturally gaited.
NEW! Proud to announce 2012 offspring of our new stallion GMR Major Comfort! 15 hh stunning KMSH true Golden Buckskin with superb gait and character! Major is here at our Ranch in BC, AI available. This year we'll be expanding his training to driving and cart.
Each spring we are blessed with beautiful, correct and naturally gaited foals. With such quality, personality and gait our babies sell quickly. Foals are handled from birth and worked with natural horsemanship methods. All our horses are on a regular worming, vaccination and farrier program. All our horses are barefoot.
It is the Rocky Mountain Horse's unique combination of traits of temperament, willingness, gait and beauty that attracted us to the breed.
We have intentionally kept a refined and small breeding program to better the horse. GMR offers a select number of quality offspring each year, on the rare occasion we will have horses under saddle but most are spoken for well before the age of three.
With our long standing breeding program we know our horses well and are able to assess temperaments, disposition and size of each foal with confidence. We work hard to match rider and horse and provide a large support system to our clients.
It is an adventurous journey and the results have been tremendous. Our horses have great new homes in BC, Alberta, Ontario, US and now in Germany!
You don't just own a Rocky ~ you EXPERINCE them!
We look forward to meeting you! Stacey & Bruce
**Certified KMSHA Examiners