In spite of this trend, a few breeders clung to the original vision of the Tennessee Walking Horse. In 2003, a group of them formed the Tennessee Walking Horse Heritage Society. This society is dedicated to preserving the old-time traits and bloodlines that helped make the TWH such a desirable riding companion.
Today I had the opportunity to visit with one of the founding members of that society, Diane Sczepanski of Northern Foundations Farm. Diane lives about an hour from my in-laws, so while the kids had "Granny Day" and Stable Boy hung out with his dad, I ran away to play horse!
It was really enjoyable to chat with Diane and to see all of her beautiful Heritage Tennessee Walking Horses, including a week-old foal and another that was less than a day old.
I've got a few pictures, but the computer I'm at doesn't have a SD card drive and I left my USB cord at home, so I'll have to post them later. In the meantime, here is a photo off Diane's website of one of her stallions.