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post #1 of 17 Old 12-08-2019, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think Tucker is a TWH?

This is my gelding, Tucker. He is not papered. I was told he was a TWH when I purchased him. He is gaited, for sure, but I don't know enough to know what to call his gait.
People tell me he does not look like a Walker. People tell me he looks exactly like a Walker.
What do you think?
(ignore me in the picture, this is the best one I've got of him right now, lol)IMG_3370.jpg
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post #2 of 17 Old 12-08-2019, 11:48 PM
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Yes he looks like a walker. Very handsome boy. 😍

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post #3 of 17 Old 12-09-2019, 12:05 AM
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I do think he looks like a walker as well. His face especially tells me TWH. The people who say he doesn't look like a walker are probably comparing him to the big lick TWHs and thinking he doesn't look anything like them - take it as a compliment ;)
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post #4 of 17 Old 12-09-2019, 01:36 AM
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He looks like a calendar TWH! so handsome! you got a lovely horse.
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post #5 of 17 Old 12-09-2019, 10:07 AM
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That picture is stunning! You look gorgeous! And I also vote TWH. We have 3 and 1 is built very much like Tucker. The other 2 are more of the more slender built TWH. That may be why people are thrown off. Some lines of TWH are more solid and stocky and others more angular.
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post #6 of 17 Old 12-09-2019, 03:12 PM
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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:)
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post #7 of 17 Old 12-09-2019, 03:30 PM
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This is my beloved Duke (RIP) foaled in 1987 of show blood lines. He was foaled on the famous Harlindale Farm in Franklin, TN. Mr. Bill Harlin remembered Duke, when I visited the farm shortly after buying Duke as a three year old. <--- meaning Duke was who his papers said he was:)


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Then there's Joker, in my avatar. 15.3H Joker was foaled in 1995, both parents were in their 20's when he was conceived. He is from a breeder who stuck with the old time pleasure blood lines and did not breed for the show ring.

Duke and Joker don't look a thing alike but I have their papers, spoke to their breeders, so I know they are who they claim.

I just wanted to give you another reason to "poke" in case you want more ammunition, lollol
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Yes, I think he is a beautiful TWH. I love his head and his ears. I love the way his tail hangs down with the waves. You are one lucky girl.....
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post #9 of 17 Old 12-09-2019, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. Glad to know most of you agree that he looks like a TWH. I think so too. And I don't really care what he is, but I do get tired of people telling me that he isn't. I'm gonna just stop mentioning that I don't know for sure!

Oh @walkinthewalk this is so fun!
Raven is, of course, my other horse. She is for sure a TWH. Her sire is Praise Hallelujah who was also born at the Harlinsdale Farm (1988 I think)! Her registered name is Praise Moves The Spirit TWHBEA 20300079. I'll bet Raven and Duke are related - perhaps somewhat closely?

Both your boy's are stunning.

In my eyes Tucker is just as handsome as can be also, regardless of what kind of bloodlines he has. I call him Tucker Allen to acknowledge that he is probably in some way descended from Black Allan the foundation sire. And cuz it has a nice ring to it. lol.
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post #10 of 17 Old 12-09-2019, 09:34 PM
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Weed,. "I like Tucker Allen" - it is fitting for such a handsome fella.

Wouldn't it be something if Duke & Raven are related close to the front of their lineages:)

Duke (registered as Bonafide Genius, which he was:) was sired by Prides Genius, whom I got to touch and drool over, twice. Dukes's dam was Bonnie 2nd. He only had one full sibling, a mare, but his sire put a lot of half siblings on the ground.

This was Prides Genius in 2004 or 2005 with Mr. Bill Harlin holding him at the Harlindale Farm. Prides Genius passed a few years later. I can't remember his age but he was around 30?

That old lady looking adoringly at Prides Genius and trying not to cry is me, lol. I was 57 or 58 and trust me much has changed in the looks department since then, lol

FWIW, the City of Franklin had enough respect for the farm, they bought around 100 acres, turned it into a park and entertainment venue. Harlindale farm started breeding TWH's back in the mid-1930's. Midnight Sun is buried there and I did cry both times I visited and saw his memorial.
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