Also, not that this will help but I did find three KMSHA breeders in KY, meaning, there are people with interest for these horses and there are shows
KMSHA - Breeder's Directory - Kentucky
My friend drove from an hour north of Pittsburgh, PA to somewhere SE of Bowling Green to buy a KMSHA several years ago. She paid 5K for that horse and they're still sloggin' thru the mud together.
Waresbear, to answer your question, no, Kentucky is not considered the heart or "Cradle of Walking Horse Country"; my area of Tennessee is
One of biggest TWH Breeding Farms has recently been turned into a historic landmark, just outside Franklin, TN.
City of Franklin : The Park at Harlinsdale Farm
The Harlindale Farm was formally established in 1933 and I am very proud to say the horse in my avatar was born on that farm, 25 years & 7 months ago
I was priviledged to see his sire, Pride's Genious, twice before he passed and it was just as big a privilege to get stupid and tear up standing over the gravesite of Midnight Sun
Kentucky's gaited claim to fame are the Rocky's and KMSHA's