The Tennessee walking horse is derived from six other horse breeds and first appeared in the middle part of Tennessee. The walking horse was originally bred for work because of its admirable stamina and willing attitude (Tennessee Walking Horse Heritage Society). The breed is an idea working, trail riding, and pleasure horse because of its personality and easy adaptability to both western and english riding styles. The walking horse displays several distinctive characteristics. A Tennessee walking horse stands between 14.3 and 17 hands high, with a hand measuring as four inches, and weighs between 900 and 1200 pounds. They have small heads with delicate ears, long sloping shoulders and hips, and a short but strong back and coupling (a part of the back closer to the tail). In addition, the side of his or her body closest...
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