I am hoping as time goes by that someone with connections to Tennessee Walking Horses will recognize these two horses. Here are some detailed photos, as well as a concise list of their ‘known’ history. I really suspect that someone, sometime in their past, really loved and cared for these two horses.
Millie (not her real name):
Teethed at 2.5 to 3 years old on 4-18-12, so I’m going to guess she is a 2009 model.
1. Has a very slight underbite, so she tends to have a pouty lip.
2. Has been given a Caslick’s procedure.
3. Knows how to park out, and has probably been broke to ride.
4. Has a few small white spots behind her poll on either side of her bridle path. They may be scars or pressure marks, instead of something she had at birth.
5. Star and Snip (See pictures for close ups of her snip, which is a little unusual).
6. Stands approximately 15.2 hands tall, and growing.
7. All basic handling was sound– she leads, ties, stands for grooming and bridling.
Millie on 8-1-12 :
Willy (not his real name):
Teethed at 2.5 to 3 years old on 4-18-12, so he is also probably a 2009 model.
1. Slightly club footed on his front left foot (may be a recent issue).
2. Has been injured, resulting in a tipped or broken pelvis and broken hip bone. Again, may be a more recent issue.
3. Knows how to park out, and may also be broke to ride. He is extremely bright.
4. Star and snip, and two white hind socks.
5. Stands approximately 14.2 hands tall, and growing.
6. All basic handling was sound– he leads, ties, stands for grooming and bridling. He is nervous going through narrow doorways or gates.
Both Millie and Willy are gaited on the lunge line and out in the field. Both appear to be Tennessee Walking Horses. In the opinion of several professionals in the industry, these are NICELY bred horses and are show quality. They showed up at a dealer farm called Robinette Farms in Lenoir City, TN, in March of 2012. Their life before that is completely unknown.
Do you recognize either of these horses? We would love to know who bred them, raised them, and put time into them. Although they were in poor shape when I saved them, it is very clear that someone put time, money, and love into these horses at some point in their lives.