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well Black Beauty , foaled June 19 , 1962 . Owner , C . L . Gramling , Jr ., Orangeburg , S . C .
HANDSHAKER ’ S BIG BOY , s , by Mack K ' s Handshaker out of Nell ’ s Last Girl , foaled April 10 , 1962 . Owner , Buford James , Prospect , Tenn .
RHYTHM BLAZE , m , by Hall Allen ’ s Glider out of Pitter Pat Allen , foaled June 6 , 1962 . Owner , Alvin H . Huddleston , Livingston , Tenn .
WARRIORS TWINKLE LOU , m , by The Warrior out of Parader ’ s Lady Pearl , foaled May 28 , 1962 . Owner , Walter E . Nutter , Lost Creek , W . Va .
GO BOYS PILOT , s , by Wiser Go Boy out of Rose Mary Stark , foaled May 18 , 1962 . Owner , Vemer C . Bracey , Joel ton , Tenn .
SHADOW ' S PRIM ROSE , m , by Go Boy ’ s Shadow out of Maude Miller II , foaled April 12 , 1962 . Owner , Jack Johnson , Brownsville , Tenn .
PLUCK ’ S NANCY ALLEN , m , by E . R . Pluck Miller out of Lady Mix , foaled April 13 , 1959 . Owner , Marcus Mc- Connico , Brownsville , Tenn .
DOUGHBOY ' S CAVALIER , s , by Merry Doughboy out of Little Eva , foaled April 8 , 1962 . Owner , G . G . Musgrave , La Crosse , Wash .
ELDORADO SUE . m , by Suns Eldorado out of Sweet Sue Manley , foaled April 1 , 1961 . Owner , J . W . Manley , Beech Grove , Tenn .
MIDNIGHT DREAM P ., s , by Midnight Bama Boy out of Silver Lady Ann , foaled April 8 , 1962 . Owner , Zelon Phillips , Cookeville , Tenn .
KYDIE MOODY MERRYSUN , m , by Goodman ’ s Merry Sun out of Lady Ginger Allen , foaled April 12 , 1962 . Owner , Kenyon Moody . Sylva , N . C .
COMET ’ S RED CLOUD , s . by Mitch ’ s Comet out of Mitsie-Jack , foaled May 15 , 1962 . Owner , Homer Davis , Poison . Mont .
BAY BOMBER , s , by Bomber Blue Lightnin out of Meddlesome Mattie G .. foaled July 2 , 1962 . Owner , Dr . Otto F . Apel , Portsmouth , O .
HAR-VAL ’ S RED ROCKET , s , by Happy Boy ’ s Prince out of K . C .’ s Maid O Gold , foaled May 9 , 1962 . Owners , Harper Reid & Val Reid , Arlington , Calif .
BIG SHOT ’ LUCY LEE , m , by Sun ’ s Big Shot H . out of Bonnie ’ s Beauty , foaled April 10 , 1962 . Owner , J . PI . Jordana , Lewisburg , Tenn .
SUN ' S SARAH LOU , m , by Midnight Sun out of Glory Gold Girl , foaled June 23 , 1962 . Owner , Kennie R . Nelson . Lewisburg . Tenn .
SUN ’ S SQUARE DEAL , s , by Midnight Sun out of Merry Honey Gold , foaled May 7 , 1962 . Owner , Kennie R . Nelson , Lewisburg , Tenn .
HANDSHAKER ’ S RED BUD , s , by Go Boy ’ s Handshaker out of Midnight June , foaled May 24 , 1962 . Owner , Will G . Allen , Lewisburg , Tenn .
LADY VOLUNTEER P , m , by Go Boy ’ s Volunteer out of Sundays Bobby Sox , foaled April 21 , 1957 . Owner , C . D . Patton , Arrington , Tenn .
ANGELS VOLUNTEER , s , by White Angel ’ s Ace out of Lady Volunteer P , foaled Aug . 25 , 1962 . Owner , C . D . Patton , Arrington , Tenn .
SHAKER ’ S EBONY LADY , m , by Mack K ' s Handshaker out of My Louise , foaled May 30 , 1962 . Owner , C . D . Patton , Arrington , Tenn .
SHAKER ’ S RED LADY , m , by Mack K ’ s Handshaker out of Sundays Bobby Sox , foaled April 8 , 1962 . Owner , C . D . Patton , Arrington , Tenn .
MIDNIGHT ’ S CASANOVA , s , by Midnight Sun out of Alice Allen Wilson , foaled May 21 , 1962 . Owners , Mr . and Mrs . Roy O . Cline , Fayetteville , Tenn .
PARK ’ S NELL , m , by Rambling Henry out of Judy Girl Wilson , foaled May 10 , 1951 . Owner , Sam W . Parks , Normandy , Tenn .
REYCLIF RAMBLER , s , by Reyclif Merry Junior out of Decision Anne , foaled May 26 , 1962 . Owner , L . W . Schroeder , Garnavillo , Iowa .
BROADWAY LADY , m , by Sun ’ s Talk Nation out of Merry Maker ’ s Lady , foaled July 3 , 1961 . Owner , William N . Henry , McDonald , Tenn .
MIDNIGHT WILSON ’ S ACE , s , by Midnight Storm K . M ., out of June-Au-Pcg , foaled May 18 , 1962 . Owner , Orman S . Meador , Sweet Springs , Mo .
Continued on page 77 one horse was removed from the list by action of the Executive Committee .
Naturally some horses were missed in the selection of Foundation animals , and doubtless some were included that could not properly qualify on the basis of sustained production . The reason for this is that members of the Executive Committee varied , and naturally the persons present did all they could to have horses identified that they knew about in their own family history . Probably some outstanding horses were not so represented and were therefore omitted in the assignments . Remember the Foundation list was confined to deceased animals — whereas the actual registration records show only animals which were living at the time of registration .
Our Foundation list was closed out at No . 115 ( meaning only 114 sires and dams ) when the Tennessee Walking Horse was recognized as “ a pure and distinct breed ” by the Animal Husbandry Department of the U . S . Department of Agriculture . This happened on Feb . 2 , 1950 . A requirement for recognition was that the Breeders ’ Association must maintain the breed through registration of only those animals which could show pedigrees tracing to Foundation animals already designated — except for geldings as previously set out . Therefore no more Foundation stock was chosen . Recognition by the U . S . Government was very important . It came after a sustained 15-year effort put on by the Breeders ’ Association and various individuals . Recognition was accorded in a U . S . Department of Agriculture bulletin on Light Horse Breeds . It read :
“ A breed of horses may be defined as a group of horses having a common origin and possessing certain well-fixed , distinctive , uniformly transmitted characteristics that are not common to other horses . They have been bred for a particular purpose ; individual ancestry is recorded by a registry association .” Later the bulletin states : “ The Tennessee Walking Horse — Particular emphasis is placed on the running walk . It averages 15 1-2 hands and weighs 1,000 to 1,200 pounds . Many colors occur in the breed , including sorrel , chestnut , black , roan , white , bay , brown , gray , golden , white markings on the feet and legs are common .”
Why Just Nine Stud Books ?
Q — Why are there just nine volumes of Stud Registry Books ?
A — At the present time there is not enough demand to justify the publication of the additional stud books . It has been discussed several times and printing prices have been quoted on them — but the prices are prohibitive right now for the small demand of the book . That is the reason the stud books have not been printed . We have four volumes ready to be printed now .
The last ( ninth ) volume of stud books was dated 1948 . It contained 871 pages — practically all in solid type . Some complete sets of the nine stud books are on hand right how at our office and there is virtually no demand visible for them . At one time I asked our entire membership of 1,600 if they wanted stud books and received only five affirmative
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