The Tennessee Walker
is a showy, high-striding horse that is popular both for the way it looks in motion and the comfort that the buttery smooth, easy gait offers the rider.
Back in 1995, I was coaxed into riding a very young, high-spirited, moody, male Tennessee Walker
, and when I got on the horse, it took off on a frenzied gallop.
She was bred for endurance and distance riding, and her gait, unlike that of many breeds, is especially smooth, thanks to her Tennessee Walker
have been type cast as high steppers used only in the show ring.
In addition to these specialty breeds, expect to see crowd-pleasing favorites such as traditional quarter horses and Tennessee Walkers