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“Those who knew Merry Leg’s F-4 during her heyday, recall
unmatched action in the show ring that enhanced her prowess as a
versatile performer. Then, the fact that her offspring have given the breed
masterpieces of perfection adds to her glory as a brood matron of
unlimited quality.” Quote
by Jimmy Joe Murray-a close student of the Walking Horse.
Merry Legs was a bay mare with
four stockings. She was
foaled in April, 1911, out of Nell Dement F-3 with Allan F-1 as her
sire. She was a big
mare-about 15 ½ hands, weighing 1,200 pounds.
“Merry Leg’s F-4 was a
straight-going mare with no amble whatsoever. She had lots of head motion, a good long neck, perfect ears
and large eyes. Her canter
was perfect, and her flatfoot walk and running walk were truly as great
as any ever displayed by Tennessee Walking Horses.
Anybody could ride her, because she had perfect manners, and was
a gentle as could be.”
“Merry Legs F-4 was without
doubt the greatest show mare I’ve ever seen,” asserted Davis in
quotes and information taken from the book “Biography of the Tennessee
Walking Horse” by Ben A. Green. Revised Edition.
Original Copyright, 1960.