The Wonderful Walking Horse

Global Horse Culture Archive on October 5, 2007, 8:56


I have had the luck to ride several Tennessee Walking Horses. They are beautiful and kind creatures, and the running walk is as smooth as silk and as fast as a brisk trot. The natural Tennessee Walker has beautiful, comfortable gaits, and is known for its kind and pleasant temper. They are popular for trail riding, and in the show ring are found in western style and saddleseat style gaited classes.

Many people are only familiar with the "Big Lick" style of showing Tennessee Walkers, often seen at fairgrounds and regional horse shows, especially in the Midwest and South of


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