GHGO
Gaited Horse Group of Ontario
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This equine member of the light breeds is no mystery horse nor is there anything of magic or difficulty in understanding his makeup. The agreeable temperament of the Tennessee Walking Horse, together with the smooth and easy gaits he performs, has caused him to be in much demand. The Tennessee Walking Horse (TWH) was developed in Tennessee’s blue grass region of the United States to work on big plantations. Plantation owners needed a strong horse that could carry a rider all day, over uneven ground, in extreme heat and in great comfort. Originally bred as a utility horse, the Tennessee Walking Horse is best suited for a recreational mount due to its smooth, easy ride and its gentle disposition. As far back as 1910 walking horses have been shown in middle Tennessee State Fairs. In 1935 the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' Association was set up in the small town of Lewisburg Tennessee and the first 208 horses were registered. Near the end of the century, the number had increased to over 350,000 horses. The Tennessee Walking Horse resulted from careful breeding of Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and the Canadian Pacer. These horses were breed to be a ‘Gentleman’s Horse’ and had to be very versatile. They were needed to carry a rider smoothly all day across the uneven grounds of the hot cotton fields, pull the plow, go to the horse show on Saturday Night, and take the family to church on Sunday. The Tennessee Walking Horse is a multi-gaited horse; it is noted for three exceptional gaits: the flat walk, the running walk and a smooth rocking-chair canter. People with back injuries and older riders are discovering that the TWH’s are capable of giving them many more years of riding due to their wonderfully smooth ride. The popularity of this breed is due to their “Glide Ride”, people loving disposition, versatility, and vigor. The Tennessee Walking Horse has been called the “Harley Davidson” of the horse world. Tennessee Walker Links: Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse http://www.crtwh.ca/ Tennessee Walking Horse Association of Western Canada http://www.twhawc.com/ National Walking Horse Association https://nwha.com/ Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association http://www.twhbea.com/ Tennessee Walking Horse Heritage Society http://www.twhheritagesociety.com/ 
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This equine member of the light breeds is no mystery horse nor is there anything of magic or difficulty in understanding his makeup. The agreeable temperament of the Tennessee Walking Horse, together with the smooth and easy gaits he performs, has caused him to be in much demand. The Tennessee Walking Horse (TWH) was developed in Tennessee’s blue grass region of the United States to work on big plantations. Plantation owners needed a strong horse that could carry a rider all day, over uneven ground, in extreme heat and in great comfort. Originally bred as a utility horse, the Tennessee Walking Horse is best suited for a recreational mount due to its smooth, easy ride and its gentle disposition. As far back as 1910 walking horses have been shown in middle Tennessee State Fairs. In 1935 the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' Association was set up in the small town of Lewisburg Tennessee and the first 208 horses were registered. Near the end of the century, the number had increased to over 350,000 horses. The Tennessee Walking Horse resulted from careful breeding of Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and the Canadian Pacer. These horses were breed to be a ‘Gentleman’s Horse’ and had to be very versatile. They were needed to carry a rider smoothly all day across the uneven grounds of the hot cotton fields, pull the plow, go to the horse show on Saturday Night, and take the family to church on Sunday. The Tennessee Walking Horse is a multi-gaited horse; it is noted for three exceptional gaits: the flat walk, the running walk and a smooth rocking-chair canter. People with back injuries and older riders are discovering that the TWH’s are capable of giving them many more years of riding due to their wonderfully smooth ride. The popularity of this breed is due to their “Glide Ride”, people loving disposition, versatility, and vigor. The Tennessee Walking Horse has been called the “Harley Davidson” of the horse world. Tennessee Walker Links: Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse http://www.crtwh.ca/ Tennessee Walking Horse Association of Western Canada http://www.twhawc.com/ National Walking Horse Association https://nwha.com/ Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association http://www.twhbea.com/ Tennessee Walking Horse Heritage Society http://www.twhheritagesociety.com/