History of the Tennessee walking horse
The Tennessee walking horse was developed in the 18th century by farmers in Tennessee who needed a good utility horse. The bloodline for the breed includes Thoroughbreds, Morgans, Standardbreds, Saddlebreds, Canadian Packers and Narragansett. The Tennessee walking horse, sometimes known as sometimes called the Kentucky Saddler, was particularly popular with plantation owners because it was extremely comfortable to ride. Today there are nearly 300,000 registered horses, making the Tennessee walking horse the fastest growing of any horse breed in America.
Tennessee walking horse Height
The Tennessee walking horse on average stands between 13.2hh and 17.1hh.
Tennessee walking horse Appearance
The Tennessee walking horse has a finely chiselled head, a long powerful neck, long sloping shoulders, broad chest, short back, strong hindquarters and a low set tail. The legs are slender but strong with hocks are set well away from the body. The Tennessee walking horse is available in a range of colours including palomino, cremello, black, bay, dun, chestnut, roan, grey, piebald and skewbald.
The Tennessee walking horse is docile, calm, affectionate, intelligent, willing and easily trainable.
Uses for Tennessee walking horses
The Tennessee Walking Horse is a versatile breed used for a range of activities such as trail riding, ranch work, dressage, driving, endurance, showing, jumping, light farm work, police patrol and more.