Kootenay – (Kootenay Squaw) American Paint Horse Association # 482,483. Foaled 6/14/98. Kootenay is 15.2 Hands, and weighs about 1200 lbs.  She is a bay with white Tobiano beautiful tri-color mare. Although her name is not “politically correct,” she is a great saddle horse, and has been used a lot on trails and in the wilderness. She has been ridden and packed, and carried some heavy riders with rifle, saddlebags and gear all day. She is tough and has a lot of heart.  She also is a great pack horse.  She does not have great withers as a pack horse, but she has the temperament and strength, and rarely lets the rope go snug.

She does not walk as fast as the Walkers, but I have had her walking 4 mph in the wilderness, and she can go all day.  She can definitely keep up, but if you are riding with Walkers or other gaited horses, she does better packing.  If you are riding with folks on quarter horses or other non gaited horses, she will have no trouble.  In fact, if you ride with folks on non gaited horses, riding a gaited horse that walks fast will drive you both crazy.  So, If you need to climb and have solid toughness, and the size to accomodate a larger rider, Kootenay cannot be beat.  She has had extensive wilderness experience. 

Kootenay, despite her size, is a very easy keeper.  She will eat less and stay looking fat and healthy all winter. 

She is very strong and athletic. She has largely quarter horse background, with heavy hind quarters, shoulders, and neck.
She has been ridden by riders of all age and skill levels and ridden double. She is very responsive, and has been very safe and steady. I have only ridden her with a rope halter or hackamore, as nothing more has been needed. Some of her earlier training, however, was with a bit.

Last Updated
Nov 11, 2019
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