Official Breed Representative:
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Breed Origin: USA
Registry: Tennessee Walker Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association
Owned By: Rachel Teague
Featuring: Metro Nashville Mounted Patrol in Nashville, TN and ThorSport Farms in Murfreesboro, TN.
Tennessee Walking Horse Videos:
About The Breed:
Developed in Tennessee during the 18th century, from the Narragansett Pacer, Canadian Pacer, Standardbred, Thoroughbred, Morgan and American Saddlebred breeds. Their purpose was to be a utility horse that had a gentle temperament with a stylish and comfortable ride. There are now over 500,000 registered worldwide. They are known for their smooth gaits including the Flat Walk, the Running Walk, and Canter.
They come in all colors and a variety of patterns. Some controversial techniques and even illegal practices have been associated with the breed. But those acts do not define the breed itself and it is important to celebrate their worth in the equine world as the incredible horses that they are. From patrolling at music festivals, to working as therapy horses, you can find them in a wide variety of equine activities and disciplines