Per the Tennesse Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’Association (TWBEA) “The Tennessee Walking Horse performs three distinct gaits: the flat foot walk, running walk, and canter. These three are the gaits for which the Tennessee Walking Horse is famous, with the running walk being an inherited, natural gait unique to this breed. Many Tennessee Walking Horses are able to perform the rack, stepping pace, fox-trot, single-foot and other variations of the famous running walk. While not desirable in the show ring, the above mentioned gaits are smooth, easy, trail riding gaits.”

So riddle me this? Why do they support a show where the horses look like this?

2013 Walking Horse Celebration

Does THAT look like a “smooth, easy, trail riding gait”?