Middle Tennessee Horse Breeding, Tennessee (Images of America Series)

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Breeding fine horses has been both big business and pastime for Middle Tennesseans since settlers first entered the Cumberland Valley during the American Revolution. The fertile pastures and mild climate of the area lent itself to horse breeding, and the populace embraced the benefits. Horses functioned as the technology that plowed fields, moved goods and people, and serviced the military. Horse racetracks dotted the landscape, and a person's social status sometimes rested on the possession of fine horses and ...
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Breeding fine horses has been both big business and pastime for Middle Tennesseans since settlers first entered the Cumberland Valley during the American Revolution. The fertile pastures and mild climate of the area lent itself to horse breeding, and the populace embraced the benefits. Horses functioned as the technology that plowed fields, moved goods and people, and serviced the military. Horse racetracks dotted the landscape, and a person's social status sometimes rested on the possession of fine horses and good horsemanship. This combination of culture and geography in Middle Tennessee gave rise to some of the most celebrated horse breeders in the nation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738552811
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 957,925
  • Product dimensions: 6.53 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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Perky Beisel is an assistant professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Rob DeHart is director for collections and programs at Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum, the oldest historic house operated as a museum in Nashville.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    Quarter Horse STATS

    American Quarter
    <br> Uses/Talents- show jumping, roping, cattle-penning, and ranch work. They are quick and agile to make terrific barrel racers.
    <br> Color- most commen is Sorrel. Others include bay, black, brown, chesnut, dun, buckskin, red dun, grullo, palomino, gray, red roan, blue roan, bay roan, cremello, and white. It si possible to have white spots on their coats as well.
    <br> Temperment- intelligent, docile, and is very agile

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2008

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    This is a beautifully written and eloquently documented vision of the horse in America. This book is a must have for anyone who enjoys American history and appreciates the role horses have played in its development. A wonderful read!!!!

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