Tennessee Walkers are famous for their gaits, which are extremely pleasant for riders: the â€œwalkâ€, the â€œrunning walkâ€ and the â€œcanterâ€. Even the foals instinctively know these gaits and love to show them off when they frolic around and play on the paddock. All Tennessee Walkers are descended from a black foal named Black Allen, born in 1886. Black Allen didn't like to trot, but much preferred fast ambling gaits (â€œwalkâ€ and â€œrunning walkâ€). The breeders quickly learned the value of these new gaits. Fun Fact:
Tennessee Walkers are famous for their extremely soft, smooth gaits.