1963-Voice Of The Tennessee Walking Horse 1963 July Voice - Page 13
Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Mr. Green:
I have your book, “Biography of a
Walking Horse” and subscribe to the
"Voice” and it has been interesting
to learn more of some of the sires and
dams that are on my horses papers.
Many of us late comers in the horse
business know of some of the great
sires, particularly recent ones but it
was of real interest to read of such
sires as Hunters’ Allen, Giovianni, Sir
McAlvany, Tommy Telle, as well as
the Hal’s and Stonewall Jacksons and
see these on the papers of your brood
mares, along with the well known
Merry Boys, Midnight Sun, Wilson
My own family Geneology has been
of interest to me, and since my family
settled in the Ozark region of Arkansas
in earl 1830 have been fascinated with
the history of that region and with the
related Mayes families.
Many of the people that settled that
region came from middle Tennessee
and in following the history of Wash
ington County Arkansas which is
brought out so completely Mr. W. J.
Lemke of the Washington County His
torical Society at Fayetteville Arkansas.
Many of the family names in that area
are the same that I see mentioned in
your book and magazine.
In fact, in re-reading some old is
sues note a poem “The Saga of Jim
McGill of Tennessee’ that was written
by great grandson of Jim McGill in
which he relates the immigration of
McGills from Tennessee to Arkansas.
Many counties and cities of Arkan
sas bear same names as those in Ten
nessee, particularly in Northwest Ar
kansas and the people seem to have
much in common. Also there are quite
a few Walking horses in that Arkansas
Ozark region. Recall that many of the
early day horses had the easy going
gaits and general utility for which
the early Foundation sires were noted.
I live ill the Rio Grande Valley of
Texas, and hope to convert more of
my quarter-horse friends to Walkers.
Biggest drawback until recently has
been farriers. With best wishes for
your continued success, and hoping
the enclosed will prove of interest lo
C. Vale Mayes
(Editor’s note—Jan. 1954 WJL) The Saga
of Jim McGill of Tennessee by H. D. Cum
mings, Prairie Grove, recounts the story of
tite descendants of this Tennessean who came
to Washington County over a hundred years
ago—the Sholtners, Terrys, Cummings, the
Carls, and others. Mr. I-I. D. Cummings is
eminently qualified to write the story, since
he himself, now 78, is a great-grandson of
James McGill of Tennessee. (Any interested
persons may see the copy of this poem at the
office of The Voice. BAG)
Now They Own 4 Walkers
“Last year was our first visit to the
Tennessee Walking Horse National
Celebration and at that time we did
not own a single Walker, or any other
breed. Now we are the proud owners
of four—three mares and one grand
pleasure gelding," says a letter from
G. R. Olsen, 1245 East 29th Place,
Tulsa 14, Okla.
First they bought two mares, a fine
sorrel show mare named Flirt’s Ramb
ler for daughter Karen; then a brood
mare now in foal for Patricia Olsen,
mother of Karen.
Then on a springtime visit to
Tennessee they acquired Midnight
Shadow, a show mare, and the geld
ing. Mr. Olsen said they are in train
ing at Evanwood Stable in Broken
Arrow, Okla., operated by Harry M.
Evans. (A fine start with the breed by
He Amazed Californians
The Rev. C. E. Greene, 7309 Exter
St., Paramount, Calif., tells us about
the time he bought a horse trailer in
Los Angeles and came back to his
former home in Tennessee to get
Little Society King, a TWH stallion
that he had bought in McMinnville,
Tennessee., before going to California.
“My friends were amazed. Could not
understand my love for a horse,” he
This Baptist minister, who once
saw Miller’s Wilson Allen and Brant
ley’s Roan Allen, said King resembles
these grandsires, and also looks like
a picture of Brantley’s Roan Allen
used in an early Blue Ribbon. King
won a blue ribbon in a pleasure class
at Johnson City, Tenn., in 1950 be
fore being taken to the Pacific Coast.
King has sired a number of colts who
have appeared in California shows,
the Rev. Mr. Greene writes.
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Sold—It Made Him ‘Sick’
“It made me sick after I sold the old
boy,” says L. Mondell Martin of Rt.
1, Pinnacle, N. C., in telling about his
registered TWH stallion, yellow with
white mane and tail and three white
stocking. “Sold him about two weeks
ago . . . and it made me sick ... we
were so close, but I have a 314 -year-old
gelding now. I hope he gives me as
much pleasure and makes me as good
a horse as the stallion did.” (Geld
ings make the finest kind of pleasure
horse, most folks tell us. So Mondell
will find this out on his own).
Our Poetic Friend
Charles E. Stewart of Rt. I, Box
263, Blackwood New Jersey waxed
poetic in sending his renewal sub
scription. “My face is red, I’ve been
bad, Here’s the 4 dollars, I owe Mr.
BAG,” he pens in doubtful rime.
(Now you are a good boy, Charlie).
‘Good Enough to Eat’
E ileen Lewelling, Route I, Argyle,
Texas, tells about a friend who bor
rowed a back number of the Voice
and said “it was good enough to eat.”
"And he must have eaten it,” added
Eileen,” as he didn't return the copy.”
(We really hope it didn't make him
sick, don’t you, Eileen).
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First Colt—A Family Thrill
“We have had two fine mares for
several years out of ‘Old Glory’ but
have not been in the position to raise
colts until now,” reports Mrs. Harry
Stout, Rt. 3, Box 94-A, Jackson, Miss.
“We had our first colt yesterday,
which thrilled the whole family” she
tells us. "The little thing looks like a
natural Walker. I am sure you can
appreciate the thrill.
"My son is raising purebred Angus
in his 4-H project and horses are
my hobby. However, he was so happy
over this new colt that I am afraid
he is going to take it over. I hope
before too many years you will be see
ing our name on the Celebration
‘Wouldn’t Take A Mint’
calendar. I hope we are not aiming
“I would not take a mint for my too high too fast.” (Keep right on
pleasure Walker. He never fails to aiming him, Mrs. Harry. They all do).
place in our amateur shows in West
Tennessee,” is the word from Mrs.
Joe Trentham of Covington, Tenn.
Some people call him a “picture
The Trenthams always come to the
Celebration, and they have two regis
tered Walking mares for breeding
By Voice Secretary
purposes. (Right there, Mrs. Joe. A.
mint only has money in it—no horses).