About Tennuvian Horses
Tennuvian horses are a cross between Tennessee Walking
Horses and Peruvian Pasos. Although there is a strong chance these two breeds
have been crossed before, the Tennuvian name was officially coined by Paula
Bosner of Colorado.
Paule purchased one of these crosses and immediately fell in
love with the animal, so much so that she sold off her quarter horses and bought
a Peruvian stallion for breeding.
Tennuvian horses have smooth gaits much like Tennessee
Walking Horses; however they are smaller. They have a head much like a Peruvian
Paso Fin small and refined. They are able to gait for long distances, have good
endurance, good hoof, comes in all colors and is comfortable for the rider. The
temperament is gentle, intelligent, easy to train, willing, and wants to
please. Its genesis was a cross between the Tennessee Walking Horse and the
Peruvian Paso Fino.
The Tennuvian Horse Registry was created in 1991. Tennessee
Walking Horse-Peruvian Horse crosses are accepted for registration, as are
Tennuvian to Tennuvian, and Tennuvian to either Tennessee Walker or to
Their gaits are 4-beat, generally smoother than a Tennessee
Walker but with a large reach or stride like the Peruvian Paso. It has been
described as a "soft prance."