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Welcome to Knight's Pals,
breeders of beautiful, flat-shod Palomino
Tennessee Walking horses,
in the heart of Tennessee.

Our Dog--Cowboy


Come on in and visit with Harlan and Eva Knight 
at
Knight's Pals, Hermitage, TN. 
and let us tell you a little bit about our horses.

Knight's Pals is the home of 
registered
Palomino Tennessee Walking Horses,
trained as pleasure horses, Trail, Demonstration and
shown as
lite-shod plantation

THOSE GOLDEN HORSES

In early California, Palominos were popular, and it is believed that they may have received the name Palomino from the color palomino. The word "Palomino" is American and one story relates that the vineyards of California developed a "golden grape" which was named "palomino" and from the golden grape came the name for the horse color. 

The Palomino was first recognized as a breed in the US  in the thirties.  Two breed registries have been formed and horses can be double registered if the color is acceptable. 

We train our horses the natural way and start them by foal imprinting.

Nugget's Sunny Amber 



Click Here to see beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses for sale

What determines if a horse is a Palomino?   The color is determined by a genetic dilution factor.   The darkness  or lightness of the golden or yellow coat is determined by the extent of dilution. When the sorrel or chestnut is diluted, the result is a palomino.   When a palomino is bred to a palomino, one fourth of the foals will be double dilutions which is expressed as a Cremello.   The only way to get all palominos is to breed a Cremello to a chestnut, which should always result in a palomino.   

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Palominos are not true breeders.  Breeding Palominos to Palominos does not always result in palomino foals.  Supposedly, a pal crossed with a Palomino results in one-half Palomino, one-fourth Chestnut and one-forth Cremello; a Palomino bred to a Chestnut produces one-half Palomino and one-half Chestnut.  A Palomino bred to a Cremello will produce one half pal and one half Cremello.

Misty's Golden Sport and Dream Valley Shadow, Parade and Trail horses

Palominos are a color preference in the Walking Horse breed and 
as long as there is a demand for
gold - Palomino horses will be in demand. 

Click Here to see beautiful Palomino Tennessee Walking Horse broodmares.

Eva and Sunny Boy's Apollo

Eva and Sunny

Eva's Favorite Tree

Please contact us for more information.

Click here to e-Mail KnightsPals

knightspals@comcast.net

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Last Updated on
Monday, July 18, 2005 11:44:46 PM

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