Terrific Facts

about the Tennessee Walker Horse

Here are 11 things you probably didn’t know about the Tennessee Walking Horse.

They’re an all-American breed!

After adding some athletic standardbreds, flashy American Saddlebreds, speedy thoroughbreds and versatile Morgan horses to the pedigree, the TWH was born.

They’ll be your buddy for life.

Tennessee Walkers are famous for their easy-going and docile natures. They’ll be cool as cucumbers in the show ring, and bomb-proof out on the trail.

They’re not all show horses: most are bred for comfort and utility.

There are two categories of TWH show competition:  “flat-shod” and “performance”.

They’re Famous!

There are many uncredited Tennessee walking horses on the silver screen; their smooth gaits are easy for a non-horseman to ride, and their docile personalities make them perfect for the hustle and bustle of a movie set.