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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:47 pm

just a guess but is Alabama's horse the Racking Horse?
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:52 pm

There are a bunch of McGurdy hosses in Bama.
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:46 pm

The Racking Horse is CORRECT! cheers

Speaking of the Marsh Tackys......
Some time ago I found an interesting article in a 1953 newspaper that mentions Marsh Tackys being bred to Tennessee Walking Horses on Bull Island off the coast of South Carlina, near Hilton Head. This was near Bluffton on the Powell Crosley Jr. Plantation:

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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:01 pm

What is a McGurdy horse? I've never heard of that.
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:03 pm

A "Plantation" hybrid of sorts:

http://www.mccurdyhorses.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:51 pm

Note back in the old twh pedigrees, there are some named McCurdy.
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:04 am

Name a TENNESSEE MANSION named after a famous Tennessee Walking Horse.
(This mansion is not in Middle Tennessee.....)





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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:32 pm

Hint: this mansion was named after Roan Allen F-38....
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:11 am

Answer: ALLANDALE in Kingsport, Tennessee

http://www.allandalemansion.com/allandale_beginnings.php

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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:17 am

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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:54 pm

Maybe I'm slow :scratch: but I didn't quite understand the reason The Brooks' named Allandale after Roan Allan?? The article didn't give any connection between them and the horse. Do you know what it was? The architect was Allen Dryden but I don't see that as a connection.
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PostSubject: Gaits of the TWH   Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:04 am

The link below is to an article that discussess the running walk and the rack and addresses today's performance horse and it's gait. It was a very interesting article and I would be interested to hear other opinions.

http://www.howetheywalk.com/walk%20vs%20rack.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:10 am

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I would guess the reason is simply that Roan Allen was THE horse of the time and most likely was the sire of most, if not all of the horses the family owned.

If you wish, you could contact them and ask that same question. Just click on the "Contact" button at the top of that page. You might get some interesting answers to share here.

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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:07 pm

I've talked with several licensed active judges over the past few years that said basically the same thing.
After watching that stake class at Columbia, I'd have to agree...



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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:45 am

What TWO primary makes of automobiles did Claude Brown sell at his dealership in Morehead, Ky.?



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PostSubject: Re: Trivia Archive 6   Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:29 am

One thing I appreciated very much about that article was that it wasn't shrill.

In '04, I attended my first walking horse show since - well, fairs used to alternate walking classes with "gaited" classes, otherwise Helen Crabtree wouldn't have had time to catch her breath. In other words, close to 30 years.

One thing that surprised me the most was that the flat walks were so fast and that the running walk didn't look much different than the FW.



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