The Tennessee Walking horse is one of the most beautiful and talented breeds, offering sturdy conformation, even disposition and amazing gaits. This book documents the history of this American-made breed that started as early as 1790 and is as much a part of the history of Tennessee as it is of America herself. The breed – created by farmers with patience, brilliance and determination – was developed from Thoroughbred, draft, morgan and various pacer bloodlines. Organized into 2 parts, the reader is taken on the journey from the early history of middle Tennessee to an overview of the walking horse industry along with an appendix, bibliography and index. A wonderful resource in a very rare first edition published in 1973. Written by Bob Womack, a professor of education at Middle Tennessee University in Murfreesboro where much of the Walking Horse’s development took place. He brought intensive knowledge through a life-long interest and association with this breed as well as many years of research into the origins. This book is in excellent condition, there are 2 address labels on the inside cover, inside pages are pristine and the dust cover is in excellent condition. C1973, 373 pages.