Hannah B asked in PetsHorses · 1 decade ago

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.

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  • Mandy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    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

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