I was told that Shasta is a Spotted Walking horse. However when you Google Spotted Walking Horses nothing really comes up about the breed. Is a Spotted Walker the same as a Tennessee walking horse just with spots?
Not sure, but many Spotted Saddle Horses are bread out of Tennessee Walking horses.
My horse Lacy is registered with the Spotted Saddle Horse Association, but her pedigree is pure Tennessee Walking Horse with many crosses of Merry boy and Midnight sun.
There's a lot going on in the Walking Horse world with all the negatives surrounding soring and such. Many people are registering their animals in other registries as they refuse to participate in an organization surrounded by such controversy, or so I've been told by several breeders around Shelbyville and Lewisburg.
Try googling SSH or Spotted Saddle Horse and see if that helps any.
Lotsa spots there and they all seem to be in the "Allen" line
As far as Spotted Saddle Horses? Today's SSH's don't begin to resemble the Old Timey SSH's. They were short, stocky and could carry a lot of weight for their little selves.
This is what I consider a true Spotted Saddle Horse. He belonged to my friend in PA. She found him up in the Allegheny's but he was bred and born in the Manchester/McMinnville, TN area. He had a sweet heart personality, big heart and terrific work ethic.
She sold him because she is taller and the cancer meds caused her to gain a lot of weight. She was afraid he wouldn't be able to carry her, sloggin' thru mud all the time. Anyone from PA knows the ground never dries out-lollol
Anyway, if one studies the physical characteristics of this SSH, they don't bare much resemblance to the "new" SSH's that have been seriously infused with TWH blood.
A spotted saddle horse is a saddle horse with spots.
You have to know the old southern terms to get that.
In the south gaited horses were refered to as saddle horses. Pretty much every county or valley, had a resident or traveling stallion. You ended up with alot of regional breeds. All of which were gaited horses along the Old school TWH lines. Not the obomination horse TWHBEA has created. Basically sturdy gaited horses meant to carry a rider over hill and dale. TWH's, KMH"s RMH's all fall in that family all the breeds and sub breeds were considered "saddle" horses. As opposed to stock horses, or race horses, or draft horses.
Sooo one of those with spots ? Spotted saddle horse