The Tennessee Walking Horse Stud Book is unique in that it descends from only 115 Foundation horses. This makes it possible to trace a horse's pedigree right back to it's roots in a dozen generations, detailing the entire genetic makeup. For example, since 1945 and 1946, when Midnight Sun became the last horse to win the World Grand Championship without any mechanical assistance to his gait, and was crowned the 'Horse Of The Century',
many Tennessee Walking Horse breeders have evaluated their flat shod, naturally gaited breeding stock according to the percentage of Midnight Sun blood to be found in their pedigrees.
The genetic contribution of
The Buck Starts Here's bloodlines have been calculated below. The analysis breaks down as follows: