A Little History Tradition has it that at the turn of the 20th Century, the first Mountain Stallion (Tobe) was brought to Kentucky where he was bred to the gaited mares in Kentucky that were of Spanish origin. Tobe was an extra gentle and well-natured stallion that was used as a trail horse at Kentucky Natural Bridge State Park, taking novice riders out every day and was also used as a breeding stallion. Tobe was bred and ridden up until his death at 37 years old. Many Mountain Horse pedigrees trace back to Tobe.
"Mountain Horses" is the term coined to refer to the Rocky Mountain,Kentucky Mountain Saddle,and Mountain Pleasure horse breeds collectively.