Breeding habitat

The ranch – a habitat for Tennessee Heritage horses.

The love for horses, breeding and riding them, was why our ranch was established.

The reason for focusing on this amazing breed, is the special and almost human nature of the Tennessee horses.
We learn that the first breeders of this race were called the “People Loving Horse”.

From our accumulated experience in breeding and riding Tennessee horses, as well as training a wide range of horses from various blood lines, we have learned that the Tennessee race has a special connecting nature with human beings.
Horses are generally psychologically-sensitive to body language and rider’s behavior.

This special breed is even more sensitive to the rider and his behavior, and the connection between the two is special and unique.

Since 2007, the year the ranch was established, and over the years, we wisened up, learned and assembled a unique and rare concentrated group of blood lines, that was difficult to obtain.

The uniqueness of the blood lines in our habitat, is the powerful emphasis of an ongoing and relentless search for acquisition and purchasing horses and blood lines, that have never reached the Big Lick shows, and were used for their original purpose as working and riding horses.

The most  significant difference between those two kinds is the connection between man and horse, in terms of character, structure, behavior and general appearance.

Over the years we have known ups and downs, we knew slopes but now we are proud to present an impressive and unique breed of original Tennessee horses with the highest possible qualities.

The horses in the habitat were raised with optimal breeding conditions, trained at the highest level, marked with the unique marks of the habitat and are a pride and joy for the habitat.

We are here for you.

Raising and training

The habitat’s goal is to raise horses, whose basic character is gentle and quiet, and obtain those in a settled raising process of the newborn as a pet rather than a herd animal.

It means that the ground habits are granted to the newborn through the caregiver, and those are embedded from birth until its delivery to the happy buyer.

Right after birth, the newborn receives the care and touch it needs, from a pleasant caregiver in cooperation with its mare.

The foal lives with its mother for a period of 4-6 months, depending on its size and its individual needs.
From birth on, the newborn is immunized with all necessary vaccinations.

The foal is treated daily according to his individual needs.

Every foal is treated daily with a brush and a human touch .

The foal lives and grows in an open girth on a natural sandy bed.

Like all habitats, the foal is being cleaned twice a day, morning and evening.
The newborns, like the entire habitat, receive concentrated food – pressed barley – twice a day, chopped oatmeal – twice a day and alfalfa once a day.

All foals get nutrition supplements according to their individual needs.

Every foal is leg trimmed every 30 days, in order to prepare and teach it proper behavior habits when time comes for shoeing .

By the time the foal reaches the age of 36 months, it is immunized, drilled and has already a systematic routine.

At the age of 36 months the foal begins a process of slow and gradual training regime.

The duration of the training is about six months or more.

The training is gradual, systematic, and its goal is to obtain proper work habits while creating a trustful relationship with human beings.

The training is carried out by the habitat’s staff and it integrates training of groundwork, discipline, behavior
habits in different circumstances and preparing for anything the owner will need in the future.

The Tennessee Breed

The origin of this wonderful race begun about a 100 years ago, when different races were improved and a new breed was created – the Tennessee Walking Horse or the Tennessee Walkers

The origins of this breed were Morgan horses, Torrevard, Canadian, Standard Bard, Nergastis Pieser and others.
Tennessee horses, or Tennessee Walkers, have been “created” for a variety of uses including plowing fields, pulling carts, riding, staging competitions and more.

Tennessee horses, apart from other race horses, such as Missouri horses or Singlefoot horses, are characterized by a special step called “Running Walk”.

Horses have a variety of steps, but only the Tennessee horses have the amazing rhythm called “Running Walk” – a walking run that is actually a rhythm of 4-stroke walking in a hovering motion of the horse, and leaving the rider on the saddle without moving.

The Missouri horses have a rhythm called “Fox Trot”.

Some “Rack” horses have a rhythm called “Singlefoot” or “Rac” and from these rhythms one can learn about setting the horse’s rhythm as a stroller that can walk in a rhythm with one foot on on the ground.

Singlefoot – on the ground at any given time.

The Tennessee horses exist in a wide variety of colors: brown, black, palmyne, caskin, white, gray and many different combinations.

The Tennessee breed is particularly sensitive and attentive to the rider, and is suitable for all riders, from beginners to experienced ones.

The Tennessee breed has all the riding rhythms including Canter, Gallup and Trout.

We will be happy to assist you by scheduling an appointment.

Tennessee Heritage Farm.