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[RC] Working TWH Bloodlines - appleg8

Truman and Amber.....making this endurance related; can you throw out some great, ranch raised TWH bloodlines you like?
Karen
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Laddie's Monte Ray, Buck La Marr, Hey Joe, Beauty's Sage King, Kary's Jeepers, Silvertip Rickey, Sunday's Topper and Last Chance. Merry Boy and Merry Legs for foundation bloodlines. Truman can tell you the story on Last Chance who was bred and raised in Tennessee, but fortunately for the horse, moved out to Montana.
 
Save for the last three on this list, most TWH people now days have never heard of any of the first mentioned horses. These are the lines I covet and look for when buying stock for myself or endurance people. These are the TWH that worked on ranches and are bred for distance and tough jobs. Not for the show ring.  These horses are what the founding fathers that wanted a tough horse for distance, plowing fields and smooth gait worked for in developing the Tennessee Walking Horse. The darn showring is what messed them up and made everyone forget they were bred for DISTANCE and STAMINA with a smooth gait to cover so many miles in a day. That is the crying shame of it all aside from the horrific abuse those poor horses still suffer.