Saturday, February 13, 2010
The Natural Gaited Tennessee Walking Horse - Part 1
The beauty of the TWH - besides his gentle nature and good looks - lies in the three gaits. He is best known for his running walk which can reach speeds of 10 to 20 miles per hour - and with no bouncy-bouncy. The horse glides; he does not trot.
The flat-shod natural gaited and naturally trained horse is the true Tennessee Walking Horse – no matter what he's called. There’s a saying that’s been around for awhile: you can ride all day and dance all night. So true. I had four of them and you can’t find a sweeter breed or a smoother ride.
Don't be puzzled by the head nod. You want a nodding fool because it indicates a longer stride which means a smoother ride. This is a perfect example of a flat-shod Tennessee Walker. Remember: Natural.