Tennessee Walking Horse

Top 5 Equine Breeds in Tennessee

  1. Tennessee Walking Horse
  2. Quarter Horse
  3. Donkey
  4. Mule
  5. Spotted Saddle Horse

Tennessee Equine Facts, Stats and Trivia

  • Tennessee is home to more than 135 equine destinations.
  • Tennessee ranks 6th in the nation for horses and ponies on farms, and 2nd for mules, burros and donkeys on farms.
  • Bedford County tops the state with the highest number of horses and ponies, while Wilson County has the highest number of mules, burros and donkeys.
  • 3.2 million of Tennessee’s 10 million farm acres are used for equine.
  • While Tennessee is probably best known for its namesake Tennessee Walking Horses, the state is also well-known within the equine industry for mules. In fact, Maury County is considered the “Mule Capital of the World,” and is the site of Mule Day, a 170-year tradition.

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