Facts About Tennessee Walking Horse, "Scientific name for Tennessee Walking Horse is Equus caballus". Tennessee Walking Horse is a solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times.
Male Tennessee Walking Horse are called a stallion. Female Tennessee Walking Horse are called a mare. Young male Tennessee Walking Horse are called a colt. Young female Tennessee Walking Horse are called a filly. Small horses are called Ponies. The Tennessee Walking Horse is a gaited horse breed famous for its distinctive four-beat running walk and showy movement. The Tennessee Walking Horse breed is a native of Tennessee in the United States and was initially used on farms and plantations in the southern United States. The Tennessee Walking Horse is an admired riding horse owing to its calm nature, even paces and sure-footedness. The Tennessee Walking Horse breeds of horses are regularly found in the show ring, but they are also admired as a trail and pleasure riding horse using in both Western and English equipment. The Tennessee Walking Horse breed is also seen in television shows, movies and other performances.
The present Tennessee Walking Horse breed of horse is described as sophisticated and stylish, yet soundly built. The Tennessee Walking Horse is a large horse with an elongated neck, and the head is distinct, with tiny, well-positioned ears. The average height of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed ranges from 15 to 17 hands (60" to 68" inches, 152 to 158 cm) and weighs (900 to 1200 pounds, 410 to 544 kg). The Tennessee Walking Horse hips and shoulders are sloping and long, with a small back and sturdy coupling. The hindquarters are of reasonable width and depth, well built, and it is suitable for the back legs to be somewhat over-angulated, sickle-hocked or cow-hocked.
The Tennessee Walking Horse breeds come in all solid colors, and numerous pinto patterns. Some common colors include black, bay and chestnut, as the colors are caused by intensity genes, such as the champagne, dun, cream and silver dapple genes. Pinto patterns comprise Sabino, Overo and Tobiano.
The Tennessee Walking Horse is a amazing animal, a Tennessee Walking Horse can sleeping by standing up in normal position or lying down. A Tennessee Walking Horse is a mammals. Tennessee Walking Horse are herbivorous animals (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters). The Tennessee Walking Horse breed of horse is best recognized for its sprinting walk that is a four-beat walk with the identical footfall pattern as a standard, even, walk, but considerably faster. As a horse performing an even walk moves at four miles to eight miles per hour, the running walk enables the same horse to trek at 10 miles to 20 miles per hour. In the running walk, the rear feet of the Tennessee Walking Horse contravene the prints of its fore feet by six inches to 18 inches, and with a stretched overstep being extra prized in the Tennessee Walking Horse breed. During the running walk, the Tennessee Walking Horse waggles its head in beat with its walk. Besides the running and flat walks, the third major gait carried out by this breed of horse is the gallop. Some Tennessee Walking Horses can jog, and have a long, reaching pace. The Tennessee Walking Horse breed has a status for having a calm and a smooth riding gait in nature.
A Tennessee Walking Horse on average only sleeps between 2 1/2 to 3 hours in a day and will sleep longer in the summer than in the winter. A Tennessee Walking Horse hooves are made from the same protein that human hair and fingernails are made of. The Tennessee Walking Horse breeds are noted for its emergence in horse show events, especially recitals in saddle seat-fashion English riding equipment, but they are also an extremely trendy trail riding horses. A few of the Tennessee Walking Horses are used for patience riding, and they have been used in movies, television and other stage events.
As the Tennessee Walking Horse is such a unique horse breed, a few hereditary problems have developed over years of choosy breeding. The Tennessee Walking Horse breeds are prone to moon blindness and Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy, which is a hereditary disorder that appears normally in them.
The average lifespan of the Tennessee Walking horse breed is 30 years. A male Tennessee Walking Horse has more teeth than a female horses. An adult male Tennessee Walking Horse usually have 40 teeth and a females usually has 36 teeth.
Tennessee Walking Horses brain take up less space in their head than their teeth do. Tennessee Walking Horses do not breath through their mouth, they only breath through the nose. A Tennessee Walking Horse doesn't have a gall bladder. A Tennessee Walking Horse have a better senses of hearing or smell than humans. Tennessee Walking Horses ears can turn in different directions to give them better hearing. A Tennessee Walking Horse has surprisingly big eyes and have one of the biggest eyes amongst mammals. The eyes can give a Tennessee Walking Horse with almost 360 degree vision at time