Walking Horse, a member of the light breeds of the equine family, is
no mystery horse, nor is there anything of magic or difficult to
understand about his makeup. It is a composite breed that evolved
from the Narragansett Pacer, Canadian, Morgan, Standardbred,
Thoroughbred and American Saddlebred. These bloods were fused into
one animal in the middle Tennessee bluegrass region, resulting in
one of the greatest pleasure, show and trail riding horses. The
result, over countless years, was the Tennessee Walking Horse - the
first breed of horse to bear a state name.
The Tennessee Walking Horse has impressed the nation with its
gentle disposition and its kindly manner, and continues to prove
itself as one of the most versatile horses in the land. This docile
temperament, together with its smooth easy gaits, has caused it to
be much in demand in all sections of the country.