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How Do You Choose A Tennessee Walker?

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The Tennessee walking horse is known for its gentle disposition and smooth gaits. Understand that, having a willing temperament, sturdy and powerful conformation, and tremendous versatility, the Tennessee walker (also known as the Tennessee walking horse) is a very popular horse among the gaited horses. Realize that, famous for their running walk, which can go as fast as 14 miles per hour, Tennessee walking horses are great for trail rides. Note that an adult Tennessee walker stands from 14.3 to 17 hands and weighs from 900 to 1,200 pounds. Understand that Tennessee walkers come in a variety of colors and patterns; black, sorrel and chestnut are the most common. Note that nodding its head to the rhythm of its steps is a classic trait of the Tennessee walker. It has small to medium-sized ears, a high-set neck with an arch, a broad chest, a long underline (area between front and hind legs) that allows for a long stride, muscled hindquarters, a long and sloping hip, and a short back. ... more
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