Welcome to our farm in Eckert, Colorado!!

We have been involved with the breeding, training, showing and sales of Rocky Mountain Horses since 2001.  Our central herd is mostly the
chocolate body color with a lighter mane and tail.  The horses are also registered with KMSHA, and AGMA (an offshoot of the United Mountain
Horse showing association).  We've created a herd of horses with great genetics, as we've really worked to match our mares with many top
stallions in the breed.  

I do all of the handling and training of horses at our farm (Bob rides only occasionally).  I hold a BS and MS in Animal Science from NMSU,
having taken all of the equine courses that they offered.  As a graduate student (for 3 years), I was the graduate assistant in the colt starting class,
so I got lots of experience working with a variety of horses. I had to learn about gaited horses from the ground up, and do everything from trail
riding to showing them.  Along the way, I've had a handful of lessons from gaited horse trainers in this time, which helped me in my refinement of
our horses' gaits.  Rockies are naturally gaited, but their rider's horsemanship can make the difference in a good gait versus a great gait under
We've had Rockies at our farm since 2001.  Our horses are really shining these days!!  I really enjoy showing as it helps me prove what I've done
with the horses, but I also love trail riding, and doing things liked judged trail trials (trail rides with judged obstacles on the course, like in the
ACTHA competitions).  These horses are FUN and they're also very dependable.  Even the younger horses seem to have a maturity beyond their
physical years.  They are a must if you're looking for a gentle horse with a smooth ride!!
Jennifer Nichols
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Jennifer's Mountain Horse Farm
Eckert, Colorado
Jennifer Nichols
Riding the BLM's
Escalante Canyon
outside of Delta
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This is my sister's website--she makes all sorts of creations & paintings
Rocky Mountain Horse Breed Characteristics
These horses must have a smooth (even 4-beat) gait, conformation based on breed standards, and a gentle temperament.  This breed is of a medium
build, with sturdy bone structure, large chest, and sloping shoulder and hip (for extension in gait).  Horses range in height from 14.2 to 16 hands (though
mares, certified before their 3rd birthday, are acceptable at 14 hands).  A "
Certified to Breed" mountain horse will have a gold seal on their registration
document, which means that they can participate in breed shows, and their offspring can be registered in the association. The gait these horses possess is a
very smooth, ambling four-beat gait (lateral), sometimes called a "singlefoot" or rack (with less animation).  The gait is natural in the horses, however it
can be influenced by conformation and a rider's ability in the saddle, so taking lessons with the folks you buy a horse from is very important, so you know
how to get the best ride out of your horse.  
The mountain horses make wonderful family additions, and are great on the trail.  Once you ride one, you'll be hooked!!   We've found that these horses
have very quick minds, and are quite easy to train.  They really are a "people oriented"  horse, that can be your best friend!
Good Golly Miss Molly
Jen & Penny getting a
meal at the drive-thru
window at McDonald's,
June 2013
Bob & I hit the road with
Snickerdoodles and
Jenna's Bonny Belle in
September 2011 to show
at the International Rocky
Mountain Horse show.  
We did a great job, and
even took home a blue
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about our adventure!!
Fannie & Shelbi
Mesa Top Trail
Chocolate Elixir
("Felix") with
Jennifer at the
lookout over
Escalante Canyon,
November 2013
Jennifer & Snickerdoodles
9+ Yrs AOT Show Pleasure
Photo by Castle Photography
2011 RMHA
International Show
Kentucky Horse
Park, Lexington, KY
This area is referred to at the
"Gateway to the Grand Mesa", and it's
definately a beautiful place to live.  
Visitors are always welcome to see our
horses, and take a test ride on the trail
as well!   We have access to the trails
on the Grand Mesa and the "Adobes"
in the Delta area.  We also have great
riding at "Escalante Canyon" (between
Grand Junction and Delta) and
"Pleasure Park" near Hotchkiss.  
These trails range from mountain
areas to more hilly and desert areas.  
It's all great training for our horses.
Boys having fun in the arena, March 2016:
Cody, Rev & Prince
Jen & Nikki at the Glade Park
ACTHA Ride:  1st Place Open!!
July 2013
Jennifer & Fannie and
Allison & Felix
September 2013 Show
MH Champion & Reserve
Photo by Bob Leichliter
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"Horses for
Jennifer & Penny
Kate Moran Clinic
June 1-2, 2013
Shelbi & Felix
June 2014
Shelbi & Sunset
Jen & Felix
June 2016
Shelbi/Poppy and Jennifer/Molly
Escalante Canyon
May 2017