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Racking Horse Buckskin Tobiano Coat (left view)
Buckskin Tobiano Coat (left view)
Racking Horse Golden Bay Silver Coat (normal view)
Golden Bay Silver Coat (normal view)

Racking Horse Auburn Brown Coat (front view)
Auburn Brown Coat (front view)
Racking Horse Golden Bay Coat (right view)
Golden Bay Coat (right view)

The Racking Horse is an American gaited horse breed, which is named after its unique gait that is called the "Rack."

From a subtype of a Tennessee Walker to the Racking Horse:
The ancestors of the Racking Horse were Tennessee Walking Horses, who were used by farmers in Alabama, and who performed the "running-walk" gait in a different manner than other Tennessee Walking horses. These horses were nicknamed "racking horses," and were considered to be a subtype of the Tennessee Walker.

In 1971, the Racking Horse Breeders' Association was established, and the Racking breed was officially recognized as a separate breed.

A unique gait - the rack vs. the running-walk:
The Racking Horse is named after its unique gait: the rack. While this four-beat gait is similar to the Tennessee Walker's running-walk gait, the shorter stride-length of the rack makes it a more balanced gait than the running-walk.

Unlike Tennessee Walking Horses who need to bob their head to balance themselves when performing the running-walk, Racking Horses keep their heads relatively still when performing the rack, and that makes them exceptionally comfortable to ride.

The Racking Horse today:
In addition to their comfortable gait, Racking Horses are also said to have a friendly and cooperative personality. Therefore, Racking Horses are usually used for trekking and pleasure riding.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Racking Horses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 15.4-16.8, 16.1 (0.3), 0.06.
Sprint: 41-53, 48 (3), 0.51.

Accel: 0.78-0.96, 0.87 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.75-0.89, 0.83 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 5.09-5.34, 5.20 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 1.45-2.01, 1.74 (0.12), 0.02.

Turning: 41.43-53.66, 48.06 (2.71), 0.53.
Reverse: 2.5-2.9, 2.7 (0.1), 0.02.

Stamina: 43.93-47.90, 45.74 (0.98), 0.19.
Reaction: 0.63-0.75, 0.70 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors & patterns: all colors and patterns except from mushroom, mealy, manchado, leopard, and dominant black.

Height: the average height of the Racking Horse is 15.2hh, and in Horse Isle they stand between 14.3hh and 16.2hh.
Racking Horse Black Coat
Black Coat
Racking Horse Ebony Black Sabino Coat
Ebony Black Sabino Coat
Racking Horse Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Racking Horse Seal Brown Sabino Coat
Seal Brown Sabino Coat
Racking Horse Chocolate Brown Coat
Chocolate Brown Coat
Racking Horse Linebacked Auburn Brown Coat
Linebacked Auburn Brown Coat
Racking Horse Auburn Brown Sabino Coat
Auburn Brown Sabino Coat
Racking Horse Brown Buckskin Tovero Coat
Brown Buckskin Tovero Coat
Racking Horse Golden Bay Coat
Golden Bay Coat
Racking Horse Bright Bay Silver Tobiano Coat
Bright Bay Silver Tobiano Coat
Racking Horse Flaxen Liver Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Liver Chestnut Coat
Racking Horse Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
Racking Horse Chestnut Coat
Chestnut Coat
Racking Horse Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Chestnut Coat
Racking Horse Bright Chestnut Coat
Bright Chestnut Coat
Racking Horse Bright Chestnut Sabino Coat
Bright Chestnut Sabino Coat
Racking Horse Buckskin Coat
Buckskin Coat
Racking Horse Buckskin Tobiano Coat
Buckskin Tobiano Coat
Racking Horse Golden Palomino Coat
Golden Palomino Coat
Racking Horse Bright Palomino Sabino Coat
Bright Palomino Sabino Coat
Racking Horse Perlino Coat
Perlino Coat
Racking Horse Dun Sabino Coat
Dun Sabino Coat
Racking Horse Dunalino Coat
Dunalino Coat
Racking Horse Grey Coat
Grey Coat
Racking Horse Coal Blue Silver Coat
Coal Blue Silver Coat
Racking Horse Ebony Blue Silver Sabino Coat
Ebony Blue Silver Sabino Coat
Racking Horse Sooty Linebacked Sepia Brown Silver Coat
Sooty Linebacked Sepia Brown Silver Coat
Racking Horse Sooty Linebacked Brown Silver Sabino Coat
Sooty Linebacked Brown Silver Sabino Coat
Racking Horse Amber Cream Pearl Coat
Amber Cream Pearl Coat


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