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    08-27-2013, 06:07 AM
  #81
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My TWH mare is the quietest horse I've owned. By far quieter than the QH I had. Calmer than 2 of the 3 Belgians I've had.

Delight Bumin Around is her maternal grandfather so I don't think the generalizations are worth much. And she certainly wouldn't gait herself into a tree.
I don't have to halter or tie her to put fly spray on or run a rasp over her foot real quick.
She tends to spook in place and it's rare. When she does she will often turn to me like she's double checking to see if I'm still there, looking for a second opinion on the scary thing maybe.

I was kinda taken by this picture of Walktime Charlie. His eye looks dead. I get the impression he has shut right down to get through it all.

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    08-27-2013, 06:11 AM
  #82
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For the Tennessee Walking Horse: THOUGHTS - Where Do We Go From Here?

Well written and interesting blog post.
     
    08-27-2013, 07:39 AM
  #83
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I didnt misunderstand anything- you don't have to comment for LadyDreams- if she feels that way shed let me know for sure.
Yeah, franknbeans is quite correct. You did not understand a word that was said. And no, Saddlebreds and TWHs do not have 'nearly the same' temperaments and attitudes. Leagues apart actually.
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    08-27-2013, 08:58 AM
  #84
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Lol that aint true at all! I could see if you said it causes damage to the front end but the back end? Have you seen the action of a walking horse? Its the exact same action as with pads- just slightly animated. I'm not in 'denial' either- im honest to myself and others.

Please, show me the x-rays where theres been proven damage to a horses rearend and spine from padded shoes and I will not fight you on it anymore- if you can't though you're just assuming-- you know what they say about assumptions..
you don't know what your talking about, I've been trail riding walkers for years, they DONOT walk like that.
PAds equals soring equals abuse equals scum bag owners.
Seems last night HALF the field was pulled by inspectors for signs of soring. The rest are still doing it just covering it up better.
     
    08-27-2013, 09:13 AM
  #85
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I only saw a horse standing like that once. He died of a twisted gut a few hours later. Vet thought we had caught him in time and I relaxed my guard. Still kicking myself 3 yrs later.

I hope that horse crushed one of those monsters on his way down.

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It would be pretty hard to argue that this horse looks happy or that he feels good.

What upsets me most (besides the fact that the horse is in so much pain it can't stand upright) is that the owner/trainer/rider that is standing there likely waiting to get on and ride is so unaware. Seemingly unaware, I should say. And the horse is allegedly in pain.
     
    08-27-2013, 01:49 PM
  #86
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you don't know what your talking about, I've been trail riding walkers for years, they DONOT walk like that.
PAds equals soring equals abuse equals scum bag owners.
Seems last night HALF the field was pulled by inspectors for signs of soring. The rest are still doing it just covering it up better.

I rode my walker five minutes ago and Im pretty sure she was 'gliding' like a walker does- its called 'glide ride' for a reason.. they DO in face walk just like that- you think they have special training to gait? Lol.

That's not truthful- when horse shows that involves cash prize pay out happen there will be cheaters and that's not just in twhbea shows that's in aqha apha etcetra!
     
    08-27-2013, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by SueNH    
My TWH mare is the quietest horse I've owned. By far quieter than the QH I had. Calmer than 2 of the 3 Belgians I've had.

Delight Bumin Around is her maternal grandfather so I don't think the generalizations are worth much. And she certainly wouldn't gait herself into a tree.
I don't have to halter or tie her to put fly spray on or run a rasp over her foot real quick.
She tends to spook in place and it's rare. When she does she will often turn to me like she's double checking to see if I'm still there, looking for a second opinion on the scary thing maybe.

I was kinda taken by this picture of Walktime Charlie. His eye looks dead. I get the impression he has shut right down to get through it all.


Every horse has their own individual personality- mine is a senior and has more pep than most younger horses.

Mine is a grand daughter of 'the bum' too! Mine would and there is others that would too- I never been on a walker that would gait smoothly and be able to be on a loose rein- it has to have collection so there is flaws in that what you said.. I didnt say anything about 'gaiting in to a tree' but mine and many others have to be rode not just sit there and stare at the clouds or you will be in a tree!


My walker is trained to ground tie! I can walk completely away switch tools and shell stand there with just a pair of rope reins around her withers.

You do admit she's spooky though- first time mine saw a car driving down the road she spun in a circle so fast there was a dust cloud that looked like a tornado, lol. Like I said there all different but you aint going to convince me there there calm 'bombproof' horses like a quarter horse would be- there peppy horses even in older age.
     
    08-27-2013, 02:01 PM
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I think your definition of "like that" is different from Joes.
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    08-27-2013, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by LadyDreamer    
Yeah, franknbeans is quite correct. You did not understand a word that was said. And no, Saddlebreds and TWHs do not have 'nearly the same' temperaments and attitudes. Leagues apart actually.
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Toto, all of what I say is simply speculation. I too am not interested in a fight. Maybe I am just imagining things and creating stories in my head. I admittedly don't know much of TWHs. I went through google a decade at a time, looking at.
Sounds like you're speculating again- I know you want to be on the persons side that has the most people arguing against the one person but this is not annew thing- its been known these few people don't like me and have no actual facs that havent come from google- most of the pictures shown here in this thread are old pictures and speculation by people who havent even been to a walking horse show.


You might be experienced with show saddlebreds and I will say the ones treated like trail horses and not stalled up every waking day of their lives on cross ties are not as spooky- the flighty behavior is breed in to them from lot of generations of being strictly shown and not out with other horses in a healthy functioning heard- any horse can be calm in the right living conditions and it does have everything to do with the breeding and genetic make up of the horse and its career either as a show horse or trail horse.


I will say the sb is in close relation to the walking horse because its about the same mix of breeds to get the horse.. don't go saying I said there the exact same breeding- there not- but took horses aloke to make up that breed just like the walker.
     
    08-27-2013, 02:12 PM
  #90
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Most people have heard of the "Tennessee Walking Horse", but many ask what is a "plantation walking horse?" The explanation is as simple as you want to make it. The "plantation walking horse" is what the Tennessee Walking Horse was originally bred to be - an intelligent, surefooted, willing, smooth gaited family horse.

A smooth riding gaited mount can be ridden for long distances without tiring the rider. Therefore, "plantation walkers" were prized by plantation owners because they made overseeing the land a more more pleasant experience. Their calm, easy going dispositions made them excellent family horses as well. These highly sought after horses were selectively bred to retain these characteristics. Some of the best stock could be found in Virginia, the Carolinas, and Tennessee. In 1935 this type of horse became an official breed and the "Tennessee Walking Horse" was born. The official registry, The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeder's and Exhibitor's Association (TWHBEA), still exists today.

As the show ring became the focus of the breed, the Tennessee Walking Horse lost many of its original characteristics. The heavy pads worn by "performance" show horses changed the timing of the gait, so in order to produce a running walk while wearing the heavy weights a "pacey" horse was needed. The pace is a two-beat lateral gait that is no more comfortable or smooth to ride than a trot. The performance horse was also expected to be showy and hot - a far cry from the original laid-back disposition of the walking horse. As breeders try to produce the next "World Grand Champion" they continue to breed for these "undesirable" traits (undesirable in my opinion, obviously not in everyone's!)
Heres a little fact to support what I been saying.
     

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