Spotted Rocky Mountain Horses

The Rocky Mountain horse is a breed developed in Kentucky in the United States. Despite its name, it originated not in the Rocky Mountains, but in the Appalachian Mountains. A foundation stallion, brought from the western United States to eastern Kentucky around 1890, began the Rocky Mountain type in the late 19th century. In the mid-20th century, a stallion named Old Tobe was used to develop the modern type; today most Rocky Mountain Horses trace back to this stallion. In 1986, the Rocky Mountain Horse Association was formed and by 2005 has registered over 12,000 horses. The breed is known for its preferred “chocolate” coat color and flaxen mane and tail, the result of the relatively rare silver dapple gene acting on a solid dark coat. It also exhibits a four-beat ambling gait known as the “single-foot”. Originally developed as a multi-purpose riding, driving and light draft horse, today it is used mainly for trail riding and working cattle.

With the 3.1 update in the fall of 2011 Amaretto introduced new starter coats, the Spotted Rocky mountain horse. These could come from any of the starter, breeder and rancher packs at the Amaretto Horse stores. They were the Black Spotted Rocky Mountain, Brown Spotted Rocky Mountain, Copper Spotted Rocky Mountain and Red Spotted Rocky Mountain coats. They’re a lovely spotted coat with lighter colored mane and tail and a white stripe down the face. The coat CAN pass.

Beginning July 5, 2013 to August 4th, 2013 any bundle dropped from the breeding of any 2 Spotted Rocky Mountain horses had the chance at being an Amaretto Spotted Rocky Mountain Showhorse. The Showhorse coat could not pass but the Grand Old Flag eye could. From September 5, 2014 until October 5, 2014 for a Twist horse, you could breed any color Skewbald and any color Spotted Rocky Mountain together for the chance at one of the Spotted Rocky Skewbald Coats. The coat and eye COULD pass. From June 5, 2015 until July 5, 2015 you could breed any color Spotted Rocky Mountain horses together for the chance of getting one of the Crazed Coat Spotted Rocky Mountain. The Crazed Spotted Rocky coat and Startastic eye COULD pass!

With the 5.5 horse update in October of 2016 Spotted Rocky Mountain horses were retired, but can still be bred from existing lines. These interesting starter coats can have the look changed with a little gleam or gloom on the coat or hair, or some hues. Check them out for another of Amaretto’s great starter coats, based on actual horse coats.


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