Yes without a doubt, the handsome lad is a TWH.
I’ve had four Walking Horses and none of them resemble each other, lol.
Duke was mistaken for a gaited Morgan a few times, especially since he was only 14.3H. Then there was the numbskull who asked me how I taught my Quarter Horse to gait, LoL
I agree with Aprilswissmiss, the people looking at Tucker don’t know what they are looking at.
Slush Creek Walkers has a breeding program of the old time Walkers. “Heritage Walkers” were originally bred in little old Winchester, TN about 30 miles east of me. I really regret never being able to meet those two brothers before age took them :(
Slush Creek has some of their blood lines. These Walkers have big bone and some body to them. https://www.slushcreekwalkers.com/De...tageHorses.htm
There were a couple of other Heritage breeders but by now I can’t remember who they were. I think one was in either Wisconsin or Michigan.
You can also google “Walkers West” and spend some glorious time looking at the Pre-1990’s Walking Horses, before they really started getting ruined and see some that look like Tucker:)
You can also direct the Tucker naysayers to Walkers West to look at the pre-1990’s TWHs to save yourself some angst and arguing with stupid people:)
You have no idea how very P.O’d I get when I talk to so-called trainers who have no clue who Nell Dement was and the mare lived, died, and is buried in this county aka “The Cradle Of Walking Horse Country”. I’m just a backyard trail rider and I know more about the history of the breed than some trainers —- <stepping off my soap box> lollol
Anyway I said all that because there’s no doubt who Tucker is:)