Rocky Mountain Horse jumping?
I've heard they can jump but they don't trot so can they canter and can they still do it, i'm sort of new to jumping and I have a rocky mountain horse I'd like to start but thats only if he's able to do it with out messing up his gaits.
- MandyLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes, they can canter and jump without messing up their gait whatsoever. You can even train him to trot on cue if you want. I know several people with RMHs who can both trot and gait on cue. I would recommend getting a gaited trainer to do it, though, because they CAN lose their gait if you teach them to trot.
But there's absolutely no reason why you can't gait him to a jump instead of trotting.
- 1 decade ago
if you're new to jumping you'll want to trot in to the jump to start with so i wouldn't recommend it. i usually stay away from gaited horses for jumping