The Missouri Fox Trotter stands out for its versatility. Today it is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Best known for its comfortable ride, Fox Trotters are loved as trail horses. The breed is also recognized for its beauty, style, and success in the show ring. Although the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse is capable of doing many different gaits, there are three distinct gaits: the Flat Foot Walk, the Foxtrot, and the Canter.
Missouri Fox Trotters are also recognized for their docile temperament and easy trainability. These traits make them an excellent choice for beginning riders or as an all-around family horse.