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A Brief History of  the Tennessee Walking Horse


200 years ago hearty pioneers in the Carolinas and other Eastern states rode over the mountains into Tennessee.Their mounts were mostly sturdy Saddle Horses and Thoroughbreds.  Later the Morgan and Standardbred filtered in and the ancestry of the Tennessee walking horse was complete.

From the best brood lines of these four breeds "the greatest all-purpose horses of all-time" the Tennessee walking horse emerged! Each of the four breeds contributed specific traits resulting in a breed with distinctive characteristics. Great strength and stamina, quiet disposition and aptitude for the running walk and distinctive incomparable way of going that sets the Tennessee Walker apart from other breeds in the horse world.

The flat walk, running walk and canter are natural inherited gaits that can be easily recognized from the time a young foal starts to amble beside its mother. The rhythmic walk, coordination of legs, head and body movement enables this stylish and handsome horse to perform the smooth, free and easy gait the versatile Plantation Tennessee Walker is so noted for!"

For more history about this wonderful breed click on the links below.

Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Assoc.

Walkers West

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