What a hoot! Some farrier told me my horse was not a true Tennessee walker, but an ambler! That's what you get when people have this preconceived idea that TWH should do a big lick. Even my husband , who went with me to a small show asked me why nothing was going on in the ring but horses just walking around.
If you want to see a bit more excitement then go to the Rolex (next month in Lexington, KY). Not many gaited horses there, however.
The Walker was bred as a "road horse" to get people from A to B in relative comfort. It's not a speed horse. A couple of videos here have shown really nice moving, square Walkers. But they are not "speed rackers." If you push a Walker too hard they will lose form.
You're not going to get the level of "excitement" with old time Walkers that you will with a Big Lick horse.