Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' & Exhibitors' Association
the Official Breed Registry
Walking Horses Needed for Nashville/Metro Mounted Patrol Unit
Our S.O.P. States that we only use Tennessee Walking horses and some of our restrictions are that the horse be between 4 and 8 years of age when we obtain them and be between 15.2 * 17 hands tall. We don¹t have a color restriction but we do know that the lighter color horses are harder to keep clean and are harder hit by flies and that could affect a decision. When we go to look at a horse that the owner is interested in donating to the police dept., if we feel the horse is worth further consideration we explain to the owner that we will take the horse for a 60 day trial period (there is a form that the owner is requested to sign along with a representative of the Mounted Unit for this 60 day trial) and that at the end of the 60 days that if we feel the horse does not have the characteristics that we are looking for, that we will return the horse to the owner. If, on the other hand we feel that this horse has the potential to be a police horse we will request that the owner sign the donation papers and then this document will go before the Metro Council to be voted on whether to except or reject this donation. If I¹ve been vague in any way please contact me at (615) 830-6645 or (615) 834-8545
The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' AssociationSM (TWHBEASM ), headquartered in Lewisburg, Tenn., is the oldest and most prestigious organization devoted to the promotion and protection of the breed. Founded in 1935, the breed registry was established to record the pedigrees of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Its goal is to maintain the purity of the breed, to promote greater awareness of the Tennessee Walking Horse and its qualities, to encourage expansion of the breed and to help assure its general welfare.