El Pastor ~ Tobe, Rocky Mountain Horse
Old Tobe is the foundation stallion for the Rocky Mountain Horse breed. Tobe was a gaited liver chestnut owned by Sam Tuttle, who ran the trail riding attraction at Natural Bridge State Park in Kentucky. His sire was a horse brought by Tuttle from the Rocky Mountains who was gaited, but whose name is lost to history. Although a stallion, Tobe was used for inexperienced riders on trail rides, and could safely be tied next to mares. He had such a gentle personality and gait that he became a sought-after stallion in the area. He reliably passed these traits, as well as his liver chestnut coat color, on to his offspring, and when the Rocky Mountain Horse Association was formed in 1986, Old Tobe and five of his sons were named as founding sires of the breed. As a matter of fact, Tobe kept producing foals until 34 years of age!
[Old Tobe with Sam Tuttle riding bareback]
Breyer's portrait model of Tobe is on the El Pastor mold. It wears his dark chocolate liver chestnut coat with flaxen mane and tail. It was only available in 1995 & 1996.
This fellow is Factory Mint with sparse, well blended dapples, shaded mane and tail, striped hooves and bright whites.
Breyer Model #914
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