Tennessee Walking Horse

Tennessee Walking Horse

Breed of light horse with a distinctive, easy-to-sit gait, the running walk. It was developed for touring U.S. Southern plantations. It averages 15.2 hands (61 in. [154 cm]) high and weighs about 1,000 lb (450 kg). Coat colour varies. Its ancestors included any horse capable of a running walk, a natural gait that cannot be acquired, but the most influential stallion was a Standardbred. The running walk, faster than a flat-footed walk, is a low, gliding, reaching action; the front foot strikes the ground an instant before the diagonal hind foot, which then oversteps the front footprint by several inches.


Tennessee Walking Horse or Plantation Walking Horse

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