Creek Walkers, the requirements for a breeding stallion begin with
the gait. You can't ride the pedigree. Yes, there are things to be said
about a good pedigree but you still can't ride it.
So we begin with a nice natural
Then we add a calm and gentle disposition. We do not
want to ride nasty-tempered horses so why breed one? It does not matter that
they are a stallion. There are calm, sane, gentle stallions just as there
are nasty-tempered stallions. We just prefer the former. It is much easier
and safer for us to handle a nice, well-mannered stallion and it's nicer and
safer for the mares too.
We also like some size.
It is not a necessity but
it is nice when you are doing ranch work, or competing in some of the all-breeds
These traits may not be evident
from birth but declared over time. We don't just look at a horse and say
he's going to be a stallion; we look and say he may be a stallion prospect.
Then, as a prospect, he gets a chance to prove himself as a sane, gentle,
naturally-gaited, using horse. IF he PROVES himself to be excellent, a cut
above the rest, he may eventually get to be a herd sire at Slush Creek
15.3 hand, black sabino
Tennessee Walking Horse stallion, with a near hind
and near fore stockings, off hind fetlock, on lower
lip, a blaze, and a mixed tail. He is
Heritage-certified. Foaled 05/17/2007.