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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.
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,
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.
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