Hi Horse Pals,
Due to a special request from Eloise, we are going highlight the Tennessee Walking Horse. Early in our riding careers, Avery and I got a chance to ride a Tennessee Walking Horse. Our friend owned a few Tennessee Walkers and at her barn it was all Tennessee Walking Horses! And a few others, of course. They were so beautiful and their gaits were so smooth - it was a really nice ride!
So, let's get to the facts:)
TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE
Fact#1 : The Tennessee Walking Horse was developed in the 1800s in Tennessee, America by land owners who wanted a comfortable riding horse for use on their land.
Fact#2 : The Tennessee has an unusual stance with both pairs of legs pushed away from the body.
Fact#3 : The Walkers have three very comfortable gaits - the flat walk, the running walk and the smooth rolling canter. Both the walks are a 4 beat pace.
Fact#4 : The Walker can be any solid color, and stand between 15 and 16 hands.
Fact#5 : The Walker is said to be the most good-tempered of all horses.
And an extra bonus fact!
We hope you enjoyed this horse breed. Thanks for the suggestion, Eloise!
Your Horse Pal,