1962-Voice Of The Tennessee Walking Horse 1962 November Voice - Page 7
Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse
Entire Garcia Family Enjoys
Tennessee Walking Horse
This revealing letter from Paul anti
Galia Garcia, Box 137, Calley Farms,
Arizona, shows how the whole family
enjoys the Tennessee Walking Horses
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Green:
We have been enjoying your book
and magazines completely. Mr. Lester
W. Bridges who knows most of the
people and horses mentioned in your
book gives it even extra meaning to
We have two Tennessee Walking
Horses that we think the world of.
Our gelding is so cooperative that
our 4-year-old rides and handles him
and yet he has plenty of go for me or
my husband. He is Matza Don whose
sire is High Boy by Wilson's Allen.
We also have a marvelous mare,
Nellie Girl No. 570664, in foal to
Ginn Golden Moon, Jr. She has won
ribbons in Phoenix in the five gaited
class when she was owned and ridden
by Georgia Moran and she show’ll in
the Walking Horse Class too. She is
the dam of two outstanding horses
that are doubly registered in the
TWHBA and in the PHBA. We ap
preciate the versatility of the Tennes
see Walking Horse.
We use ours for our small children,
pleasure and trail riding, corailing
our neighbors’ cow’s and horses when
they break out and demonstrating to
on lookers the gaits of the Walking
Horse. Our horses are very affection
ate and responsive. When we have a
few spectators and some background
music from Jimmy Richardson’s
album of Organ Favorites, w’e have a
little horse show of our own. Our
mare does six distinct gaits.
We believe that Ginn's West Camel-
back Ranch located at 1533 West,
Gamelback, Phoenix qualifies as an
other “Walking Horse Stable in Ari-
zonia." They have been breeding
Walking Horses in Phoenix for almost
15 years. Mrs. Pearl Ginn was very
modest when I asked her about it and
said "Oh, no, tve wouldn't qualify be
cause we don’t have our own perman
ent trainer; we send our horses out to
be trained.” She has three horses
standing at stud, Ginn Golden Moon,
Jr., No. 600266, Midnight Inky No.
571262, and Golden Topper No.
164033 besides a stud stabled there
that is owned by her son, Dr. J. Allen
Ginn, Jr. She also has a few mares,
even though she has sold most of
them since the death of her husband,
Dr. f. Allen Ginn, Sr.
They are especially proud of Mid
night Inky No. 571262 whose sire is
Midnight's Captain, grandsire Mid
night Sun No. 410751. His dam is
Merry Go Boy’s Pride No. 490524
and the sire’s dam is Merry Heart No.
131640. The Ginns have a room full
of ribbons and trophies that they
have won with their horses. Mrs.
Pearl Ginn and her horses are well
known for participation in parades
in the Southwest.
My husband and I have been real
boosters for Walking Horses since we
bought ours. Our friends are being
“converted” to Walkers when their
horses can't keep up with ours or
when they ride on one of our horses
and experience the smoothness and
speed of a Tennessee Walker. One of
our best friends who is an American
Saddle Bred owner admitted, “You
have converted me to the Walking
Horse; they are such a delight to
ride.” Within a two-mile radius of
our house there are more than a
hundred horses and we own the only
two Tennessee Walking Horses.
In September we showed the movie,
“Free and Easy” to the local horse
club and anyone else who was inter
ested. We were pleased to read in
“The Horsemen’s Advisor” Dec. 1959,
p. 90, that Roy Rogers’ beautiful and
Lalentecl Trigger, Jr., is a Tennessee
Walking Horse and that his first Trig
ger is now retired. Others may he in
terested in this information.
Thank you ever so much for your
wonderful magazine and book. We
are looking forward to owning a copy
of your Training book as we are look
ing forward to having a colt next
spring. Each magazine is like receiv
ing a personal letter from you.
Trail Ride Experience
An interesting letter from Miss Ann
G. Evans, 13304 E. Lambert Road,
Whittier, Calif., tells how she was in
troduced to the Tennessee Walking
Horse and was inspired to start de
veloping a Walking Horse Farm.
She also says she received the “Bi
ography of the Tennessee Walking
Horse” as a Christmas present and
found it very valuable to a newcomer
in the breed.
“I have always wanted a horse of
my own, and dreamed of owning an
Arabian,” she writes.
“Well, when I finished college and
started working, I bought a Quarter
Horse mare. I enjoyed training her
and also riding the trails on her.
“However, on one trail ride I went
on, there was a family that had Walk
ing Horses. So the old saying, ‘You
ride one today and tomorrow you buy
“That's about the way it happened
to me. I sold the Quarter Horse and
started looking for a Walking Horse.
Well, it took about a year of looking
at all kinds of Walking Horses.
“I finally bought a mare by the
name of Nosey Bess. X can easily say
'that 1 have never enjoyed a horse as
much as I have Nosey Bess.’
“And last March Bess presented me
with a little filfy-our first colt. The
sire is Gold Boots H who is owned by
the Evergreen Ranch in Midway,
Calif. Evergreen is owned by Dr. and
Mrs. Carl Bishop.
“By the way, Bess is now 16 years
and you have to look at her teeth in
order to tell her age. I have just pur
chased another mare. She is by the
Great Go Bang. With these three I
hope to start my Walking farm.”
(Note-More power to folks like
Ann G. Evans. She knows the direc
tion in which she is headed. That
trail ride certainly opened up a new
world of horses to her. BAG.)
J. G. WALKER
Phone FU 9-6190