# THE
ORIGINAL FOUNDATION OF THE MISSOURI FOXTROTTING HORSE

**I
thought some of you may like to see some statistics regarding the original foundation
horses. I will be posting more information as the days go by but here is a starter
for you.**

**Beginning in 1948 and considering the first 1600 horses
registered in the MFTHBA the Tennessee Walker did not impact the breed. . Of those
1600 horses 1381 had no KNOWN Tennessee Walking Horse blood. 219 horses had some
known TWH in them but only 33 were full blooded TWH. Of those 33 full blood TWH,
most were geldings. There were only 6 stallions and of those only 3 produced.
Of those 3 only 1 produced significantly.**

**Within that same 1600 horses
there were 8 that had ¾ TWH blood, 99 that were half TWH, 44 - 1/4 bloods,
21 were 1/8 and 5 were 2/3. 1 horse was 1/3 . The remainder had so little TWH
as to not matter. **

**Of the first half bred Tennessee Walking Horses
entering the breed, 57 were mares, 6 were stallions and 36 were geldings. Of the
57 mares 22 never produced leaving only 35 mares that produced. Of the 35 (V-128)
mares that produced 22 of the mares had five or fewer foals with the majority
of them having 3 or less. Only 13 mares had more than five foals. Of those that
produced more than five foals all but three belonged to either Dale or Kinder
Esther.Of the six half bred stallions, five never produced leaving only one stallion
who produced 98 recorded offspring.**

**The next highest group was the
quarter bred Tennessee Walker crosses. There were 44 total quarter (V-64) TWH
bred horses with their other 3/4 being primarily Morgan and/or Saddlehorse. A
scant few of these carried Quarter Horse blood, a couple also carried Arabian
and there were one or two that had pony blood.**

**Of that total 18 were
mares, 13 were stallions and 13 were geldings. **

**Statistically it
becomes abundantly clear that the Tennessee Walking Horse did not play a major
role in the original development of the Missouri Foxtrotter Horse.**

**When
analyzing the first 2750 numbers in the MFTHBA registry we can see that the TWH
did not play a big part either. Here are some statistics taken directly from the
records on file at the MFTHBA office that verifies this statement.**

**TOTAL
NUMBERS 2750**

**TOTAL MISSING HORSES 733**

*(numbers
that never had a horse issued to them*)

**This
leaves a total of 2017 actual horses. Here is how those 2017 horses break down
according to percentage of TWH.**

__V-FACTOR BREAK DOWN__

For the first 20+ years of the registry including the first 2750 numbers.

**V-factor
numbers are rounded to the nearest full number. Fractions under five round to
the full next lowest number; fractions five and over round to the next higher
number.**

__Factor ....Percent....Number
of Individuals__

**V-0 .............0/0............1165
(no known TWH blood)**

V-4............ 1/32......... 4

V-6 ............1/32
.........1

V-8 ............1/16 .........18

V-12.......... 1/16..........2

V-16 ..........1/16 .........52

V-18 ..........1/16 .........1

V-20 ..........1/16
.........2

V-24 ..........2/16 ........21....reduces to 1/8

V-26 ..........2/16........
1

V-32 ..........2/16........ 81

V-40.......... 3/16........ 13

V-46..........
3/16....... .1

V-48 ..........3/16....... .18

V-52.......... 3/16 ........1

V-56 ..........4/16.........8...reduces to 1/4

V-58 ..........4/16.........1

V-62.......... 4/16.........1

V-64 ..........4/16..........141

V-65..........
4/16..........1

V-68 ..........4/16..........1

V-76.......... 5/16 .........1

V-80.......... 5/16......... 7

V-84.......... 5/16 .........1

V-88..........
6.16......... 1... reduces to 3/8

V-92.......... 6/16......... 2

V-96
..........6/16......... 30

V-104........ 7/16 .........5

V-108........
7/16 .........1

V-112 ........7/16......... 9

V-114........ 7/16 .........1

V-120 .........8/16.........1...reduces to 1/2

V-128......... 8/16.........243

V-129 .........8/16.........1

V-136 .........9/16........ 1

V-144.........
9/16........ 1

V-152 ........10/16....... 2...reduces to 5/8

V-160 ........10/16........10

V-176 ........11/16....... 2

V-184 ........12/16........1...reduces to 3/4

V-192 ........12/16........44

V-196 ........12/16........1

V-200 ........13/16
.......1

V-224 ........14/16....... 10

V-242 ........15/16....... 1

V-256 FULL TWH ....95

**The rest were of unknown breeding.**

**TOTAL STALLIONS... 374....... TOTAL GELDINGS 43**8

**TOTAL V-0 STALLIONS
...174........ TOTAL V-0 GELDINGS 261**

**TOTAL V-256 STALLIONS... 21
.........TOTAL V-256 GELDINGS 20**

*It
is very clear to see that the Tennessee Walking Horse did not significantly influence
the original foundation of the Missouri Foxtrotter. The influence it played came
AFTER 1970 when it was allowed into the breed in numbers which effectively produced
cross bred types. Unchecked use of those late coming TWH in effect eventually
diluted the original blood that had been on it's way to standardization before
the advent of TWH. Today, virtually every MFT is part TWH with an alarming percentage
being well over half. *

**FOUNDATION HORSES
1 THROUGH 2750 COLOR BREAKDOWN**

**The colors listed below include
colors as listed on registrations. Some of them are not accepted color designations
by today's standards but we have to accept them as written for our analysis.**

**COLORS:**

**1.
SORREL……............................... 903**

2. PALOMINO.................................
241

3. BAY………................................... 229

4.
BLACK……................................. 179

5. RED ROAN ...................................72

6. GRAY………................................. 50

7 BUCKSKIN…................................
30

8. ROAN.............................................28

9. WHITE ...........................................27

10. BROWN .......................................26

11.BLUE ROAN .................................19

12. SORREL ROAN...........................16

13. BLACK ROAN .............................10

14. PALOMINO ROAN .....................10

15. CREAM ...........................................9

16. BAY & WHITE SPOTTED ............9

17. SORREL & WHITE SPOTTED.....7

18. SABINO ROAN...............................6

19. SPOTTED ........................................6

20. BLACK & WHITE SPOTTED .......6

21. STRAWBERRY ROAN.................
5

22. BROWN ROAN............................. 4

23. SPOTTED RED ROAN..................
4

24. CHOCOLATE .................................4

25. DUN .................................................4

26. COPPER ..........................................2

27. BROWN & WHITE
SPOTTED..... 2

28. WHITE BORN ................................2

29. CALICO...........................................
1

30. CHOCOLATE DAPPLE .................1

31. CHOCOLATE ROAN.....................
1

32. GOLDEN TAN ................................1

33. PALOMINO &
WHITE SPOTTED 1

34. GRAY & WHITE SPOTTED .........1

**The rest were of unknown color**