Alabama Symbols, Emblems, and Honors

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Official Alabama Horse

Racking Horse


photo of man on racking horse


The Racking Horse has a smooth, natural step, is very strong, and has the ability to maintain a rapid pace for long periods of time. The horse became popular on Southern plantations because it could be ridden comfortably for hours.


The racking horse is similar to the Tennessee Walking Horse, but was officially recognized as a separate breed in 1971.


In 1975 the Alabama legislature named the racking horse the official state horse of Alabama.


The Racking Horse Breeders' Association of America is located in Decatur, Alabama.


Racking Horse Breeders' Association of America

67 Horse Center Road

Decatur, AL 35603




For more information see: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/horses/racking/



Act 75-1153, Acts of Alabama, October 10, 1975

The Racking Horse Breeders' Association brochure, nd


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Updated: January 22, 2010