The Tennessee Walking Horse is an American breed of gaited horse that originated in the Southern United States. It is renowned for its comfortable pace, with an effortless, four-beat gait known as the "running walk". The breed is characterized by a long, arched neck and light, straight legs. Tennessee Walkers come in many different colors and sizes, but all have a unique presence and silhouette that sets them apart from other breeds. They are intelligent, gentle and sure-footed, making them popular mounts among both novice and experienced riders alike.