Tennessee Walking horses Breed Profile
Origins: The Tennessee Walking Horse was developed from Thoroughbreds, Morgans, Standardbreds and Saddlebreds owned by settlers in the 18th century. The Tennessee Walking Horse was intended to be a general purpose horse, and its gaits were developed to ensure a comfortable ride. The Tennessee Walking Horse performs the Flatfoot Walk where the hind legs over stride the front legs, the Running Walk which can achieve a speed of 15 mph and the Canter which has a high rolling motion.
Characteristics: Large head with straight profile, a long powerful neck, sloping shoulders, broad chest, short back and strong hindquarters. The hocks are set well away from the body
Height: 15.0 to 16.0 hands
Color: Black, chestnut, bay, roan - white markings are common
Personality: Docile and willing
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