Country of origin
United States of America
Racking Horse, Mountain Pleasure Horse, Messara horse, Virginia Highlander, Welara
SOLD! Champion Single Footing Speed Racking Stallion Touchdown and Jacob Parks
The North American Single-Footing Horse, also called the Single-Footing Horse, is a horse breed originating in the southern United States. The term 'single-foot' refers to an intermediate ambling gait, sometimes alternately called the rack or paso largo, where the horse lifts each foot up separately and puts it down alone. and may reach speeds of up to 20 mph in this gait. Single-Footing Horses are most commonly used as trail or pleasure horses. They come in a wide range of colors, including palomino and buckskin, as well as chestnut, gray, and bay.
- SOLD Champion Single Footing Speed Racking Stallion Touchdown and Jacob Parks
The Single-Footing Horse is a medium sized breed of light riding horse. It is primarily known for its intermediate four-beat gait, which may range from 7 to 9 miles per hour on a trail ride to over 15 miles per hour at a road speed.
The Single-Footing Horse is almost always used for trail or pleasure riding. All Single-Footing Horses must be shod in plain keg shoes in order to maintain registration.
The Single-Footing Horse is descended from crosses of American Saddlebreds, Standardbreds and other gaited breeds, with some influence from Spanish bloodlines. An influential stallion was EZD Falcon Rowdy, who also influenced the Racking Horse breed.