FAQ

Who was Tobe?

Tobe was the foundation stallion to which all horses registered with the Rocky Mountain Horse Association can trace their lineage.  He was owned by Sam Tuttle, the most prominent foundation breeder of Rocky Mountain Horses during the early twentieth century in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Kentucky.

Tobe was a third generation descendent of the famous “Rocky Mountain Horse of 1890” and bred many local Appalachian saddle mares from 1945 to well into the 1970’s, passing away at age 37 in 1979.

Tobe was a beautiful chocolate stallion with a flaxen mane and tail. He passed on his perfect four-beat gait, disposition, and other great qualities to his offspring.

What is the difference between a registered horse and a certified horse?

Registration and certification with the RMHA and the KMSHA are two separate, but related procedures. Registered horses have had DNA checked to make sure it matches with a registered sire and/or dam. To be certified, a horse must first be registered and then be checked by sanctioned RMHA/KMSHA examiners to assure the size, markings, temperament and gait required for certification. Please check the Rocky Mountain Horse Association website and the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association website for more detail on registration and certification.

What vaccinations do the horses at MMR receive?

The horses here at MMR are on an annual 3-way vaccination schedule which includes: Eastern and Western Encephalomyelitis, Tetanus and West Nile Virus. They also receive an annual Rabies booster. Deworming is on a rotational basis 3 times a year.

What is the best time of year to visit Mountain Magic Ranch and how do I arrange it?

The best time of year to visit Mountain Magic Ranch is June thru October, however we do welcome visitors year round. Please call or email us today so we can personally coordinate and schedule your visit.

Where do you fly into when visiting Mountain Magic Ranch?

You can fly directly into the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)

Do you offer accommodations for visitors at the ranch or, if not, where do you recommend we stay while visiting Mountain Magic Ranch?

We do not offer accommodations at Mountain Magic Ranch at this time, however we do recommend staying at any of the hotels below. Bozeman, MT is also home to Montana State University – with a college nearby, there are many hotels.

  • Sacajawea Hotel – Historic Three Forks Hotel Since 1910 (12 miles north of MMR)
    5 North Main
    Three Forks, MT 59752
    (406) 285-6515
    www.sacajaweahotel.com
  • Hilton Garden Inn – Bozeman (30 miles east of MMR)
    2023 Commerce Way
    Bozeman, MT 59715
    (406) 582-9900
    www.hilton.com
  • Wingate by Wyndham – Bozeman (30 miles east of MMR)
    2305 Catron Street
    Bozeman, MT 59718
    (406) 582-4995
    www.wingatebozeman.com
I have found a horse I can’t live without. What are your payment and deposit policies?

Mountain Magic Ranch accepts payment via check, money order or wire transfer.  A non-refundable deposit equal to $1000 is required to hold a horse. Deposits are transferable.  All horses must be paid for in full prior to departing the ranch.  Customarily, buyers make transportation arrangements for their new horse within 4 weeks of making a deposit.  If you would like the horse to remain at the ranch longer than 4 weeks, then boarding and training/maintenance fees (where applicable) may apply.  The Mountain Magic Ranch managers are more than happy to work out arrangement details with individual buyers.

Do you assist with my horse’s transportation to me after purchase?

Yes. Mountain Magic Ranch will set you up with the best quality, most cost effective horse transportation service we have to offer. We may also offer to transport the horse to you personally, depending on time of year and location. Transportation of a horse(s) is generally the financial responsibility of the client unless other considerations have been made.

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