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Turner South Network to Feature Walking Horses in Liars & Legends

Posted April 2, 2002
LEWISBURG, TN - Turner South Network will feature the Tennessee Walking Horse in an upcoming episode of it's Liars & Legends series.

Filming took place March 19 in Franklin, TN, at the legendary Harlinsdale Farm and at Bobby Richards' Colt Center.

Liars & Legends is a Turner South original program that "examines the unique inventions, distinct products and genuine heroes that make up the South's legacy."

"The folks at Turner South approached us about filming a segment on the Tennessee Walking Horse and asked for our assistance in selecting some farms for them to feature," said Bob Cherry, TWHBEA executive director. "From an historical standpoint, we immediately suggested Harlinsdale Farm, and from a training standpoint, Bobby Richards' Colt Center was an easy choice because of Bobby's talent, professionalism and his relationship with TWHBEA."

The film crew spent the morning at Harlinsdale and learned about the breed's beginnings, the history of the farm, its current breeding stallions and past greats such as Midnight Sun and Pride Of Midnight. Owner Bill Harlin and long time stallion manager Rocky Jones were gracious and entertaining hosts.

Afternoon found the film crew learning the training techniques of the charismatic Bobby Richards. His newly constructed training facility proved a nice compliment to the historical charm of Harlinsdale. By the end of the day, Bobby had all four members of the film crew riding a Tennessee Walking Horse and experiencing the smooth gaits and gentle disposition inherent to the breed.

Liars & Legends is tentatively scheduled to premier the Tennessee Walking Horse segment on Sunday, May 16 at 6:30pm CST. Other tentative air times are Monday, May 13 at 9:30pm CST, Tuesday, May 14 at 1:00am CST, and Saturday, May 18 at 6:30pm CST.

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