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