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Devon Farm - All the amazing Bosco x Ocean Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppies have gone home!

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"NBISS GCH Shamrock Courageous Admiral - AKA - Bosco"  x "Mountain High Arctic Ocean - AKA - Ocean"

Born 1/22/2013

TWH For Sale & at Stud

The Tennessee Walking Horse has a reputation for having a calm disposition and a naturally smooth riding gait. These horses are very calm and are known to be an easygoing breed, they are very easy to train. While the horses are famous for flashy movement, they are quite hardy, they make an amazing trail horse, family horse, are wonderful for pleasure riding, working cattle, versatility as well as the show ring in many venues.  


Tennessee Walking Horse

The Tennessee Walker is a tall horse with a long neck and sloping shoulder. The head is traditionally large but refined in bone, with small well-placed ears. The horse has a fairly short back, short strong coupling, and an elongated stride. In the show arena, Tennessee Walkers are known for their running walk and are usually shown with long, unbraided manes & tails.

These beautiful horses come in many colors including spotted, champaign, sabino, dun and many others. Many horses registered in the past as roans were, in some cases, sabinos. Tennessee Walkers are generally 14 to 17 hands (56 to 68 inches) tall at the withers, but can range from 13.2 to 17.2 hands (54 to 70 inches) Weight is generally between 800 and 1,200 pounds.

 

History


The Tennessee Walker originated from the Narragansett Pacer and the Canadian Pacer around the late 18th century. Tennessee breeders were working toward a horse which could be ridden comfortably all day over the varied terrain of the large plantations. Confederate Pacer and Union Trotter blood was added during the Civil War, creating the sturdy Southern Plantation Horse (also known as the Tennessee Pacer). Breeders later added Thoroughbred, Standardbred, Morgan and American Saddlebred breeding in order to refine and add stamina to their gaited horse.

In 1885, Black Allen (later known as Allan F-1) was born. He was out of the stallion Allendorf (from the Hambletonian family of Standardbreds) and out of a Morgan mare named Maggie Marshall, Black Allen became the foundation sire of the Tennessee Walking Horse.

The breed became popular due to its smooth gaits and incredible stamina. It was common for farmers to hold match races with their Tennessee Walkers, which they also used for plowing fields. Even after the coming of the automobile, many Tennessee communities kept their Tennessee Walkers to manage the poor roads of the area. Tennessee Walking Horses began to gain a reputation as a showy horse, and breeders sought bloodlines to produce refined, intelligent, flashy horses.

The registry was formed in 1935. The stud book was closed in 1947 and since it is required that both parents be registered TWHBEA to be eligible for registration.