The Tennessee Walker Horse (Equus ferus caballus) is famous for its strikingly pleasant gaits “Walk”, “Running Walk” and “Canter”. Even the foals have a natural command of them and like to show them off while they frolic and play in the paddock. The origin of all Tennessee Walker Horses is a black foal named Black Allan, who was born in 1886. It did not like to trot, but rather ran at a fast pace ("Walk" and "Running Walk"). The breeders quickly learned to appreciate the new gaits. The Tennessee Walker Horse is known for its particularly soft, supple gaits.