June 4, 2002: The Missouri Fox Trotter was chosen as our official state horse. It walks with its front feet and trots with its hind feet, offering a smooth and gentle ride.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.