215 Henderson Road
David and Lisa Taylor Owner/Operators
Frequently Asked Questions
about Tennessee Walking Horses & Champagne colored Tennessee Walkers
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Here are some frequently asked questions we receive about
the Tennessee Walking Horse and the Champagne color horse.
Let me say that we love horses of all breeds and description, but our first love
is the Tennessee Walking Horse. WOW! They are really something special. If
you have any other questions about Tennessee Walking Horses, Champagne colored
horses, breeding for Champagne color, or anything else you might want to
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To view pictures of Champagne color Tennessee Walking horses, pictures and details about "Champagne Lookout" (our classic champagne breeding stallion) and some of his offspring, or pictures and videos of Champagne colored Tennessee Walkers for sale, as well as a few other high quality horses for sale, please be sure to use the Link Buttons above. We appreciate your taking time to look through our site and hope to hear from you as we always enjoy meeting and learning more about other horse lovers. Thank you
You can have anything you want with a TWH. From one of the best pleasure horses you can imagine, to a show ring performer at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, the TWH is right at home. With their smooth natural gait and calm disposition, they make the most versatile breed you can own. Trail horse, pleasure horse, or show horse~ A naturally gaited Tennessee Walker; there is no other breed of horse like them.
Almost all TWH's are sweet, loving, and calm. Seldom do you come across a
nervous, unruly TWH. Besides being a great trail horse, pleasure horse, or show
horse, a Tennessee Walker will
make one of the best friends and companions you'll ever have.
The TWH has three distinct gaits. The flatfoot walk, the running walk, and the canter or lope. The flat walk and running walk are four beat gaits. That means no bouncing up and down in the saddle as in the trot; smooth as silk. The canter is a slow controlled gallop or lope. Put yourself on a Tennessee Walker "for the ride of your life".
YES!!! The TWH is as athletic as any breed of horse alive. Many TWH are used for sport professionally. Some of the top Barrel Racing and Cutting horses in competition today are TWH. Riding a Tennessee Walker isn't just a smooth ride, it's also great fun to share in whether on the trail or in the show ring.
You will see all colors and sizes of TWH. From 13 hands tall to 17+ hands tall, they can all exhibit the same natural gait and calm disposition. A hand in terms of measuring a horse equals 4 inches. So a horse that measures 15hands tall would be 60 inches in height. Measurement is made at the horse's withers (base of the neck). Colors run the full spectrum from black to white as well as spotted. Some of the most popular are yellow/gold and champagne/buckskin, but you will also find bay, sorrel, chestnut, dun, grey, red roan, black roan, and the list goes on and on.
There are four base colors in the Champagne shades; Ivory, Gold, Amber, and
Classic. Ivory looks almost white but isn't. Gold is very similar to Palomino,
but deeper and richer. Amber looks the most like Buckskin. Classic is a
beautiful Taupe/Brown color (the color of a Weimaraner dog) like nothing else
you have ever seen. Amber and Classic horses always have Chocolate colored manes
and tails as well as Chocolate colored legs of varying shades.
While some people will lay claim to be expert, (that would be Nancy), all of our first hand experience in breeding for the color has taught us that it is very different than any other to reproduce. Even the University of Kentucky states, and I believe they could qualify as expert, that almost nothing definitive is known about the gene and they are only beginning to study it in depth.
How can I tell for sure it's really Champagne?
At birth, ALL Champagne horses have blue eyes. These begin to change between 2 and 6 months of age and finally settle on a light amber color. Their skin is pink when born, but slowly begins to freckle in varying degrees on the muzzle, around the eyes, in between and under back legs, and anywhere that the hair is fine and skin is visible. The hair is extremely smooth texture and has a sheen almost like the clearcoat on a new automobile. Once you see one, there is no mistaking it for anything else.
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Evening Shade Farm
215 Henderson Road
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Breeding Champagne Color & Natural Gait
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