Tennessee Walking Horse
It was in Tennessee that the small black stallion named Black Allan, bred from a Morgan mare, found his home in 1886. This horse was the future foundation sire of the smooth-gaited Tennessee Walking Horse pedigree.
Today this wonderful breed has become a popular mount for trail riding because of its extremely comfortable gait. Tennessee Walkers are also winners in the show ring for their conformation, manners, and gait. They are commonly show horses for the saddle seat or English riding tradition.
The disposition of the Walking Horse is unique. Its nature is loyal, affectionate animal and highly intelligent, with an even temper and kind disposition. Because of the gentle makeup of this breed, the “Gentleman of Equines” is an ideal companion for both young and old.
Tennessee Walking Horse Facts:
- The Tennessee Walking Horse averages 15½ hands.
- Colors ranges include: black, chestnut, bay, brown, roan, white, grey, sorrel, champagne, palomino, and perlino.
- Head markings include: star, snip, blaze, bald, and strip.
- Legs often have socks or stockings; white is sometimes found on the body, primarily in roan and sabino coats.
- The general conformation is a neat head, well-shaped and pointed ears, bright eyes, and a tapered muzzle.
- They are short in the back, deep in the body, well ribbed, and full in the flanks. They are of good proportion and width in the chest.
- Their necks are set on well-muscled, sloping shoulders. Bone is smooth, dense and hard.
- Read more at the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association.