Books, DVD’s, Journals

Walking Horse Information Sources

Books – History

Biography of the Tennessee Walking Horse – Ben Green. The history and background of the TWH.
Available from Four Craftsmen Publishing,
P.O. Box 177,
Lakeside AZ 85929-0177
1(928) 367-2076

The Echo of Hoofbeats – Bob Womack
published by Dabora Inc,
Shelbyville, TN.
Traces the history & development of the TWH

Books – Training

Back Yard Walkin’ – Allanna Jackson.
Available from Four Craftsmen Publishing,
P.O. Box 177,
Lakeside AZ. 85929-0177
Fundamentals of the Walker and training tips

B.L.E.S.S. Your Walking Horse 
by Nancy and Bucky Sparks,
18173 C.R. 22 Cortez, CO 81321
Their methods are influenced by classical training, which has been adapted to the unique needs of the Walking Horse. Their approach is device and cruelty free, relying on sound training principles, which are easily learned and practiced.

Easy Gaited Horses by Lee Ziegler,
published by Storey Publishing, paperback,
247 pages, $29.95 Canadian

Heavenly Gaits – Brenda Imus
discusses several breeds of gaited horses.
Available from National Bridle
1-800-251-3474 or

Gaits of Gold – Brenda Imus
Selecting, Fitting and Training the Naturally Gaited Horse
(available from National Bridle 800-251-3474;
CrossOver Publications,
Kennedy, N.Y.


Walking Horse News – Dedicated to the plain-shod TWH in Canada, since 1977. Editor Marjorie Lacy. Published 6 times a year. Information, articles, Canada wide Walker news, and ads. Subscriptions $18.00, available from
Walking Horse News,
Box 7326,
Edson, AB
T7E 1V5

The Walking Horse Journal – Editor Allanna Jackson, Lakeside, AZ. About plain-shod, naturally gaited working Walking Horses. 6 issues per year, $20 per year US, $30 foreign.
P. O. Box 177,
Lakeside, AZ 85929-0177,
928-367-2076 [email protected]

The Sound Advocate published by FOSH every 2 months for members.
6614 Clayton Road, #105
St. Louis, MO 63117USA
or go to the FOSH site at and e-mail them for membership cost.


The Running Walk of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Eldon Eadie’s original tape, is still one of the best for showing the different gaits, and explaining gaits in general.
Contact [email protected]

A Look Into The Past – Bob Womack. A look at past great Tennessee Walkers (available from National Bridle 800-251-3474

Poetry In Motion – by F.O.S.H. (Friends of Sound Horses) – demonstrates the gaits and criteria for showing pleasure and plantation walkers It is available from
6614 Clayton Road, #105
St. Louis, MO 63117 USA
or go to the FOSH site at and e-mail them for the price.

Gaits of Gold Video Clinic by Brenda Imus CrossOver Publications, Kennedy, New York

Gaited Horses, Naturally with David Lichman, a Parelli 5 star Premier Instructor, is a two tape set with accompanying booklet. The first tape, Knowledge has a section that our reviewer, Franne Brandon, says, “Should be required viewing for anybody just getting into the breed, whether as spectator, breeder, or competitor!” The second tape, Techniques, focuses on a pacey horse and a trotty horse, and the riding that brings out the best 4 beat gait in each.
To obtain the tapes, contact
PNH Canada,
Box 543,
3627 Hwy 97A,
Armstrong, BC
V0E 1B0
or phone 1-877-727-3554. Their website address is

The Horse’s Manual: How to Train Your Human by Jennie Jackson.

Gaited Horse Structure as it Relates To Gait (2) A Gathering of The Gaits (3) A Bit About Bitting by
Elizabeth Graves,
RR 1, Box 236,
Spring Valley, MN 55975 [email protected] (507) 346-2422
She is a very knowledgable lite shod trainer.

Inclusion in the above list does not imply endorsement by CRTWH.
This is only a beginning list of Walking Horse references, to give you a
start in learning about the breed. There are many, many more sources.