The following information was excerpted from the Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 1, Part 3, Section 4-1-325.
Title 4 State Government
Chapter 1 General Provisions
Part 3 State Symbols
Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-1-325 (2011)
4-1-325. State horse.
The Tennessee Walking Horse is hereby designated as the official state horse.
HISTORY: Acts 2000, ch. 596, § 1.
The State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated. Nashville:State of Tennessee. Web. 10 August 2011
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.
The Tennessee Walking Horse Breed: History and description from the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association.
Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association: Official website.
Gaited Horses: The Tennessee Walking Horse.
Equus caballus (horse): The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Horse Diversity Web.
Equus caballus - (Linnaeus, 1758), Horse: A network connecting science with conservation - NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life.
Equus caballus (Linnaeus, 1758): Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
State horses: Complete list of official state horses from NETSTATE.COM.
More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Tennessee state symbols from NETSTATE.COM.
The Horse That Wouldn't Trot: A Life with Tennessee Walking Horses: Lessons Learned and Memories Shared, by Rose Miller. 240 pages. Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (November 18, 2009) Rose Miller shares a powerful story of human and equine interaction which transcends the usual relationship of human and animal bond. The Horse That Wouldn't Trot closely relates a spiritual dimension that existed between her and her beloved Tennessee Walking Horses. Rose has dealt with much pain as a horse owner, mom and friend. Yet each setback is forwarded by a new human or equine acquaintance and the will to share and love an amazing life. This book is a well-written reflection of a real person's life that is both revealing and inspirational. A horse lover's must read.
--Dr. Dave Whitaker, Director of the Horse Program at Middle Tennessee State University.
Training the Gaited Horse: From the Trail to the Rail, by Gary Lane. 99 pages. Publisher: AuthorHouse (January 26, 2009) This book takes into consideration training the gaited horse for the trail or the rail for a show horse. The book is a detailed look at the gaits of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, and the Rocky Mountain Horse. More importantly the book teaches you a training program that is easy to follow for a smooth easy gaited horse. You will have a complete understanding of the gaits and problem solving at your fingertips. No matter what your training goal are, trail riding or showing. This book will help you understand gaits, training and retraining for a great gaited horse. Consider your horse natural ability and train to a sound standard that matches that ability. Teaching your horse to flat foot walk is fun and easy following the method described in this book. Enjoy the journey be safe and have fun.
Gary Lane's passion is training gaited horses and teaching people to train their own horses. He has shown and trained gaited horses extensively over the years for World Class Championships . He is also the recipient of the Phoenix Award of honor in recognition of sound training practices and rehabilitation of abused Tennessee Walking Horses. Teach a person to train a horse you have trained a leader. Gary is a certified Natural Horsemanship Clinician and adapts that training, as well as Dressage exercises, to enhance the gaits of all gaited horses. Gary believes that something can be learned from all horse disciplines.
Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids: Grooming, Feeding, Behavior, Stable & Pasture, Health Care, Handling & Safety, Enjoying, by Cherry Hill. Hardcover: 128 pages, Storey Publishing, LLC (August 5, 2002). Cherry Hill presents the essentials of horse care in a format and tone perfect for passionate teen and pre-teen horse lovers. Beginning with how to match the right animal with the right rider and progressing through feeding, grooming, stabling, health care, safety, and much more, this book provides everything a young equestrian wants and needs to know about horses.
Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac, by Cherry Hill. Paperback: 576 pages, Storey Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (October 16, 2007). Everyone who loves and works with horses needs a master plan to keep the horse farm running smoothly and the residents (human and equine) happy and healthy. Here is Cherry Hill’s "Horsekeeping Master Plan," her month-by-month guide to all the workings of a horse farm, with reminders, to-do lists, reference charts, climate notes, equine wit and wisdom, and an “Ask Cherry” feature. Hill’s advice helps every horseperson — new and experienced, Western and English — establish routines that follow the natural cycles of the animals and the land. This almanac is a valued resource readers will keep on hand to welcome each new season to the farm.
Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage: Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities, by Cherry Hill. Hardcover: 320 pages, Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; 2 edition (March 1, 2005) In this thoroughly updated edition of her best-selling classic, Cherry Hill teaches you how to be a responsible steward of the land and refine your “horsekeeping consciousness” while providing horses with the best care possible. A thorough understanding of horses is critical to good horsekeeping. Hill explains the behavior and needs of the horse, then helps you choose a management method that fits your lifestyle and locale. Read this book, and learn how to maximize your horsekeeping effectiveness with careful planning of facilities and diligent management routines that will keep horses happy, healthy, and safe.