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Below is a list of articles and publications, written by Maryan Zyderveld, D.M.V., regarding the Tennessee Walking Horse and other gaited breeds. These articles are copyrighted, and reprinting of the material is prohibited without written permission from the author ( However, please feel free to link to them for distribution of the content therein.

Equus in viertakt tφlt  (Article in Bit Magazine, May 2006)

Tennessee Walker, een sjiek gangenpaard  (Article in Amazone Magazine, October/November 2007)
Titles of some available books on gaited horses, arranged for subject and chronologically, from most recent to antiquarian, without estimation.

(Blue titles below are clickable links to book sources.)

General titles, including books on training:

American Saddlebred Horse:

Icelandic Horse:

  • Freizeit im Sattel (compilation of articles from) – Islandpferde auf dem Kontinent – D-Bonn - 1985

  • Thorvaldur Αrnason – Genetic Studies on Conformation and Performance of Icelandic Toelter Horses – Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet – S-Uppsala – 1983

Missouri Foxtrotting Horse:

Paso Fino Horse:

Peruvian Paso:

Tennessee Walking Horse:

This list is not complete – any additions to this list of books on gaited horses are welcomed at:

There is no separate book written yet on the history of gaited horses in the world. A first start on this subject is to be found in Islandpferde Reitlehre (Bonn 1986) – author Maryan Zyderveld