Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Tennessee Walking Horse

Synonym(s): Tennessee Walker

Contributor(s): Bob Langrish


  • Warmblood.
  • Tennessee Walking Horse   Tennessee Walking Horse  .
    General information
  • Also known as the Tennessee Walker.
  • Originated in the 19th century.
  • Originally used as a long distance work horse.
  • Now usually used for showing and competition.
  • Has three gaits:
    • Flat walk.
    • Running walk.
    • Rolling canter.
  • Willing and alert.
  • Docile, calm and intelligent.
  • Versatile.
  • Throughbred   Thoroughbred  -> Narrangansett Pacer -> Morgan   Morgan  -> Standardbred   Standardbred  -> Saddlebred   Saddlebred  .
    Principal uses
  • Showing.
  • Riding.
  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1-7513-011-59.


  • American Horse Council, 1700 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA.
  • Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association, PO Box 286, Lewisburg, TN 37091, USA.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.