Our ranch is located in Baker City Oregon at the foot hills of the rugged Elkhorn Mountains. This is an ideal location to work and train Missouri fox trotters & develop the experienced agile & sure footed trail horse.
We focus on the practical aspects needed in a good pleasure horse. We familiarize them with anything they may encounter on the trail. Our foals are imprinted at birth & trained with the natural horsemanship method. They are raised on a 100 acre ranch. They become adept at traversing step country & water as well as getting along with other horses. We establish confidence and a desire to please. Foxtrotters are smart and even tempered horses. They are noted for remaining calm & quiet when placed in a difficult situation.
Our horses like people. They are easy to catch and a pleasure to handle. We train them to stand quietly while grooming, shoeing, saddling and mounting. They are taught to load & tie. We also expose them to backpackers, bicycles, traffic, wild game, ropes & tarps. We have found fox trotters to be wonderful trail & hunting mounts due to their agility and endurance.
Elkhorn Fox Trotter Ranch
Pat & Kathy Gregg
We have access to the Elkhorn & Eagle Caps Mountains for training. Our horses will cross water, wooden bridges, wade in ponds & pick their way across down timber & rock outcrops. Maintain their manners when ridden with other horses or remain quiet when ridden solo.