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In the rough Appalachian mountains of South Eastern USA a medium-sized horse of gentle temperament with an easy ambling four-beat gait was found. This gait made it the horse of choice on the farms and the rugged foothills of the Appalachians. It was a horse for all seasons: it could pull the plough in the small fields, work cattle, be ridden bareback by four children to the fishing hole, or to town comfortably on Saturday. They even performed well hitched to the buggy Sunday morning to go to church. Because of its cold-blooded nature, these horses tolerated the winters in Kentucky with a minimum of shelter.