It is a popular riding horse due to its calm disposition, smooth gaits and sure-footedness. The horses also wear chains around their legs that are supposed to cause the horse to react as if an obstacle is in the way, resulting in an instinctual response to step over the perceived obstacle. From his line, a foal named Roan Allen was born in Archived from the original on October 29, These cause the animal to lift their legs high.
This is an informational website about abusive training techniques used on some Tennessee Walking Horses as well as some horses of other gaited breeds.
Performance horses, sometimes called "padded" or "built up", exhibit flashy and animated gaits, lifting their forelegs high off the ground with each step. Your comments are certainly not applicable to my report on this research study. These are smashing creatures who you could have an amazing bond with, but yet your torment your horse and treat it like it's total trash. The showing, exhibition and sale of Tennessee Walking Horses and some other horse breeds is governed by the Horse Protection Act of HPA due to concerns about the practice of soring. Friends of Sound Horses.