215 Henderson Road
Shelbyville, Tennessee 37160
David P Taylor Owner/Operator
Experienced Trail Horses For Sale
All of the horses offered for sale are owned by and reside at Evening Shade
Farm, Shelbyville Tennessee. I do not offer for sale consignment, horse sale or trade horses. If
I don't believe enough in a horse to invest
in him/her with my money, why should I expect you to believe enough in that
same horse to consider investing in him/her with your money to have as your
next companion and trail/pleasure partner? And I would not consider placing
any horse until I've lived with them long enough to know who they really are
and how they respond to all the many different aspects of their life. That's
not something anyone can know in just a few days or weeks, even though some
sellers will take your money for a horse before they've had them long enough
to need the farrier - sometimes before they've even seen them in person. These
are not horses that I just got in last week or month, from some horse
sale, or long distance by the trailer load from some "horse traders/
brokers" who told me how "trail worthy" they are supposed to be. Ask any
potential seller where and from whom their horses come as well as how long
they've owned and ridden them personally because you have a need, and a
to know. I know all of my horses well.
These are horses that I (David) personally checked out and tested
before choosing and purchasing them. On average, I look at 12-15 horses to
find the "one" that I will ultimately choose to bring home, spending most of
my "spare time" traveling all over meeting new people and horses in search of
those really special horse partners. With the rare exception, all of my
horses are registered "Tennessee Walking" or "Spotted Saddle" as
I have found
that year after year after year they are the best all around trail/pleasure
breeds to be found, bar none. Most of my horses for sale are born and
raised here, purchased as yearlings and raised here, and have lived with me
sometimes two years and more. Their mouth/teeth are done professionally, they
are up to date on vaccinations and wormed every other month, eat Purina Impact
feed and top quality
hay twice daily, are shod and ridden by me, and are a part of my daily life and
my family. As the pictures and videos will show, my gaited trail horses are never
ridden in "long shank bits", "gag type bits", "twisted wire bits", or any
other harsh style of "Walking Horse" bit and/or using lots of hold
with tight reins/curb. All of my gaited trail horses are
taught to work first in a plain "snaffle bit" with no curb strap/chain for a
very light touch. Only when they fully know and understand what is expected
are they finished off with a very mild "Argentine" style snaffle for that last
little bit of primping.
My horses have
normal feet with NO long toes or low heels, NO weighted or oversized shoes and
are shod to their natural conformation the same as any normal trail horse of
any breed should be.
Because every horse is a unique individual, my descriptions, videos, and
personal insights are original and specific to
that horse and not cookie cutter style with just the name changed or some
slight variation inserted here or there. Every horse is described as honestly
and accurately as possible. I can relate how a particular horse
behaves in my experiences because I know them all very well. I am the one that does the feeding, cleans their
stalls, and groom/shoe/ride them each personally. These
all important hours with them are not entrusted to anyone else. I will
never tell you that any horse I offer is "BOMBPROOF" or resort
to "trader gimmicks/ tricks" but can tell you
that my horses are ridden and tested regularly by me, not
some hired "cowboy/girl", in actual real world trail riding situations and they
have proven themselves to be as solid and steady as any living/breathing
horses could be. Because I start out with innately calm/laid back NON-SPOOKY
horses, they don't have to be "trained" not to spook or scare, so I spend
my time riding
and having fun teaching new trail skills. I will not embellish with bogus terms or
just to get someone to unwittingly place their safety and trust in a
particular horse. You are welcome to come here and test ride
any horse you like, pictures and videos are available for viewing,
pre-purchase exams before a horse leaves our farm by any vet of your choice
(at buyers expense) are welcome, and references
from previous buyers will gladly be furnished. Just like you, I want the
fit/relationship between horse and human to be a total success so I'll have
numerous questions for you just as you will for me. Each of my gaited trail
horses has their dental records, shoeing records, AVID microchip
registration, a current Coggins test, and are furnished with a brand new
health certificate for traveling. Horses are livestock and there are inherent
risks involved with any horse you purchase. If you are not prepared to accept
those risks, please do not consider a horse from me. No warranties or
guarantees are expressed or implied. Thank you for visiting my site.
Information updated: Febuary 18, 2018
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Owner/Operator of Evening Shade Farm
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As the videos will show, my horses are without any doubt trail ridden in the real world of hills, water, logs
dogs, etc. I feel that it's very important to actually ride and use these horses on real trails and I show you
with videos which are taken by me (David ) out on real trail rides. I don't stand on or crawl under
my horses (I could), but I do extensively expose them to real trail challenges which is what truly matters.
I almost always take the trail videos from horseback while either sitting on and/or riding down the trail. The
views will sometimes be a little shaky even though I am most often riding hands-free guiding with my legs so
that I can use both hands to "stabilize" the camera. Maybe someday I'll get some high tech hat-camera...Ha
Every one of my horses is grain fed twice daily for as long as they live here to promote optimum health/fitness &
so they will feel/look their very best. They will look just like their pictures if you come here to see/meet them in
person and most likely will be even FATTER. In 40 plus years spent around hundreds of horses, I've never met
an under fed/under nourished horse that wasn't "kid/ beginner/ husband broke" because they just don't feel good.
Years ago I asked a knowledgeable horseman "What's your favorite kind of horse?" The immediate answer... FAT!
I've never forgotten that conversation and I couldn't agree with any statement any more whole-heartedly.
Once you've ever had the opportunity to ride and own a great young horse that's got a clean slate, no bad habits,
and no old "baggage" from previous owners/riders, you'll never want the "typical older" horse again. The really
great older horses you see aren't great because of age but rather because they were really great younger horses...
I have learned from folks with whom I have come into contact and having them relate their "cheap/inexpensive"
horse stories to me, that the cost of a really great horse is usually less than their health insurance deductible was.
And they don't lose riding time healing an injury or trying to get over the fear/trauma the horse "cheap" horse caused.
At the end of the day, I believe that all any of us really want is a reliable horse that is easy/simple to ride because
trail riding is supposed to be fun/relaxing and not another job. We already have one of those so we can pay for this.
Each one of my horses carries an AVID Microchip for their protection and safety. These are implanted by my
personal vet (invisible/painless/permanent/tamper-resistant), can be registered nationally and traceable, forever.
This provides a foolproof way to protect your next horse and undeniably proves the exact identity of each horse...
Each one of my horses available for sale is officially registered with papers from the Tennessee Walking Horse
Breeders and Exhibitors Association and/or the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association.
I have those official registration papers and signed transfers in hand for each and every horse I offer.
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"Collector's Kentucky Wildman"
is truly an interpersonal relationship between horse and human
and by my reckoning, the most important part of horse ownership. It will be at it's
very best, the sum total of what you are willing to invest in time and effort which
will in large part, determine what your horse/partner is willing to give back. It's a
mutual participation activity so if you want to just saddle up and expect the horse
to do it all, including baby sit while you just hang on, do both of you a gigantic
favor by getting a big shiny ATV to ride. You'll both go to sleep much happier &
much less frustrated, and yes, they get just as frustrated with us as we do them.
Assuming you start with the right kind of horse, there are really only two main
things you must do to have/keep the horse of your dreams. First, have a very clear
picture in your mind of exactly who/what that horse is. Second, EVERY THING
you do with that horse should be working to that end. Your horse MUST always
believe any/every thing he/she does is in fact 100% YOUR idea--even if it wasn't!
These two simple concepts will help you develop a loving/lasting/winning/and
respecting relationship for ALL. It just does not get any better than that, period.
Deal yourself a Royal Flush, Ace high.... Ace's Magic Pattern reminds me very much
of Blue and Bold. He's a 5y/o, 15.3-16h big ole gentle sweet giant that can carry most
any size rider all day long with ease. His disposition is laid back and easy going so
if you're not in a hurry he's plenty happy to walk, but if you want to gait for a bit he'll
step right up into a nice smooth gait to move on down the trail. Nothing ever seems to
be a bother to him and so new things that come up along the trail don't rattle him or
cause an issue. He just looks at it and then politely moves on. It's always such a joy
to find and own a rock solid kind of trail partner that makes trail riding relaxing and
fun, then it's not a job, it's an adventure. Ace does fine in a stall and is a great pasture
mate with all who've shared time outside with him. The day that I took those few quick
videos back in January, he hadn't been out of his stall for well over a week because the
weather had either been rainy or below 20 degrees. I saddled him up, he stood stock
still for mounting, and he walked down the driveway just like he's supposed to do. The
wind was blowing 20mph or so, as you can hear and see in the videos, and yet he was a
quiet gentleman the entire 15-20 minutes we were making videos. He's got it all from
disposition/temperament to gait to technical skills to conformation and all the way to
beautiful color. Those who have watched my site for years know that I have offered
very few Buckskin and Palomino color horses because, while there are quite a few out
there, the really good minded ones are rare. I am tickled to be able to offer such a nice
boy for some new blessed person to share in their life and enjoy. You don't have to go
to Vegas to play a Royal Flush. Play with your own Ace.... $8900
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phone pictutres so they're not the best.... Alt. Picture1 2 3
Because I have had several folks requesting to see more of Ace, today 1/10, I got him
out and saddled up to shoot a couple of preliminary videos. In the last four weeks it
has either been raining or well below the freezing mark in temperature. As you can
see and hear, the wind is blowing 20mph and with all this he is still quiet and steady
and ready to ride. Video1 2 3 4 I will get pictures and better videos asap...
Like a spider on a living room curtain...Spider, yes that is his registered name, reminds
me so much of my own "personal and not for sale at any $$, LS" that it's uncanny. It
was meant to be that I would purchase this boy since one of the ways that I have always
described LS is by relating his trail skill ability on the steepest terrain as being "like a
spider on a curtain". Then along comes this boy whose actual name is Spider and he,
too, negotiates the toughest terrain just like that. He's a handsome 4y/o, 15-15.1h who's
already an incredible trail partner but he ain't even scratched the surface of what he can
and will be when the perfect someone chooses him as their partner. His gait is really
smooth/easy to ride at any speed and he doesn't mind how far you want to go because
he's got plenty in the tank. But don't let that fool you because he also knows walking
slowly is also part of the gig. He's learning to neck rein and will ride as well in an offset
D ring snaffle as a curb bit. Spider is so keenly made and would remind you of driving
that beautiful and responsive sports car that we all dream of from time to time. He's an
excellent housekeeper in a stall and also a quiet pasture mate when turned out. Spider
is used to going alongside farm equipment, dogs, bikes, traffic, etc and has never had
any care about them. He crosses water, ditches, logs, doesn't mind riding any position,
stands to mount/dismount, loves a bath/groom, super easy to shoe, loads/unloads like a
great horse does, and is just an all around pleasure to enjoy. I just love it when I locate
and get to purchase "home raised and trained" horses with such excellent upbringing.
You'll definitely want this kind "Spider" in your barn, or house, forever... $7500
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11/26/17... Trail riding on about as pretty of a late November day as anyone could ask
for or hope to enjoy. Great friends, great horse under me, and beautiful countryside to
take in from horseback... Trail Picture1 2 3 4 5 Trail Video1 2 3 4 5
6/11/17... Took Spider riding and he was the bomb. We took the trails, brush busted
some steep hils, rode some deer trails, and just overall had a very large time. He is so
centered and laid back, yet has the gas for "heavy towing" whenever asked. FUUNN...
Those Blue eyes will steal your heart... Diamond's Blue Eyed Bandit has way
more than beautiful blue eyes and gorgeous markings. He's got all the talent and
ability even the most seasoned rider could hope to find and yet so simple and easy
to operate. Bandit is a very stoutly built 15 hand, 8y/o with many many miles of
trail experience in such a variety of terrains that he'll easily fit most anyone's
riding. Whether you want to walk slowly, do some hill climbing/sliding, or gait
on down the trail this is your huckleberry. I absolutely love riding him any time
for numerous reasons which include his technical skills, which are 2nd to none,
but also his extremely stylish way of going. His gait is that nearly perfect four
beat we would love for every horse to have and he doesn't mind gaiting for as
long as you enjoy. But he is equally happy to walk down slowly on a loose rein
so you can take in the sights, sounds, and company of the day. Bandit is always
paying attention to the trail and listens intently for verbal cues and responds to
even the slightest rein pressure. He neck reins very nicely as seen in one of the
videos and never seems bothered by traffic, dogs, cows, or whatever else may come
along during a wonderful day spent riding him. Beautiful, smooth, talented, sure
footed, and steady; I'm not sure what more anyone could want in a great trail
partner and this boy delivers it all. This Blue Eyed Bandit truly is a Diamond in
the most unique ways... $8200
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7/30/17 Took the camera today and got some trail pictures and videos to see...
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11/21/17 Bandit and I took a Thanksgiving Day ride with two of my closest friends
and did we ever have a ball. Sadly, I forgot my camera and my phone so I didn't
get a single picture or video. He was so enjoyable and easy to ride. What a day.
Blue and Bold and Big and Beautiful... I'm Blue and Bold is just one big, gentle
giant and has a disposition so sweet and loving that it's hard not to love on him
all the time. Big Blue is a coming 4y/o who has been here since a yearling so he's
had an awesome life so far and I certainly intend for the rest of his life to be just
as good. He stands a full 16.1h right now and although I don't really believe that
he'll get much taller, it could happen. He has grown two inches since March and
filling out very nicely, too. If you like taking leisurely rides enjoying the scenery
and your friends along the way then this just might be the one for you. He'll step
up and gait anytime he's asked but is very content and happy to walk slow down the
trail. If riding fast and hard is your thing, don't consider him no matter how much
you may like everything else about him as he's just not the guy for that job. Nothing
ever really seems to catch his attention, and if you do come up on a trail "alligator"
that he's never experienced before, all he has ever done slow down or stop to take a
closer look and then proceed on. And the wonderful thing about him is that after he
has seen/experienced it, he never cares about that one again. While I do very little
to zero cantering (I really don't see the point on a gaited horse) he seems like he could
easily develop a very nice slow lope. You would think with his long legs that even at
a walk he'd cover a lot of ground but amazingly , he can move a slowly as a turtle if
need be. Big Blue has learned to take on steep terrain going up or down like an old
pro and mud, ditches, water, and hopping logs comes as natural to him as eating. I
have ridden him everywhere in a group and he's eqally happy whether in the front,
the middle, or the back and if you want to ride off alone for a bit he's no problem. He
is so gentle and calm in his movement that even with his large size, most anyone alive
would feel safe on his back. Like all my guys, he stands stock still to mount/dismount
from either side, enjoys a bath, stands quietly for shoeing, clips with no problem, and
of course he loads/unloads with ease (he does prefer to back out of the trailer). Being
a true Blue Roan Tobiano makes him very unique, but the very best part of this boy is
that he's just a big baby and gentle as a lamb. Miss out and you'll be Blue...
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Video1 2 More videos coming soon... ran out of time Trail Video1 2 3
You'll be ready for anything.... Armed and Ready aka Ready Freddy, might be one of
the most solid minded and steady boys that I have ever had the pleasure to own. He's
a beautifully marked and made horse but that ain't the half of it. Freddy has one of
the best minds I could hope to find in a trail partner, and his gait is even better. It will
not matter if you've never ridden a gaited horse or had a hundred of them, it's doubtful
that a more solid and easy gait to enjoy will be found. Absolutely nothing has ever been
a distraction to him and whatever comes up, like an old soul in a young body, he takes
it on like he's seen it all before. Partnering with him on the trail is like putting on a great
pair of gloves, it just fits perfectly. Of course, he does all the routine stuff like baths, clip,
load/unload, standing like a statue to mount/dismount, etc, are all done just like the best
of the best. Top that all off with one truly handsome guy and it's like you just hitting the
Lotto, only way better because the smiles riding this boy will bring you can't be bought.
Freddy stands 15.2-15.3, 4y/o and when he's totally filled out at 5-6 y/o he's gonna be
one big and beautiful guy that will make all your fellow trail buddies maybe a little bit
jealous. And when they witness his trail skills it'll probably finish them off. This is just
one of those really simple and easy to ride buddies that make it so much fun to saddle up
and head out because there's really no work involved, just play. His trail skills are some
of the best and riding down the road has been zero problems because he is so laid back
and solid minded. He's a great pasture mate and blends in with any group at my house
and while he's happy being in a stall, he's not the best housekeeper I have around. And
don't think you gotta ride him every day because he's young, because you can saddle him
up once a month and get the same steady ride which means he's just going to keep getting
better and better. Imagine that... a beautiful, well made, smooth gaited, even tempered,
steady minded trail partner with years and years of fun riding ahaed. It doesn't get any
better than that. You're Locked, Loaded, Armed & Ready for anything with Freddy under
your saddle... $7900
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More amazing than a shooting star... StarDust Commander is as pretty as a picture of
the galaxies in all their glorious array. And like finding life on Mars, locating a truly
great 11y/o horse is nearly unheard of and combine that with one of the most beautiful
shades of Palomino coloring, including the White mane and tail, and you've just found
life on Mars, a Sasquatch, the Easter Bunny, and a whole lot more all in one package.
He's a stoutly built 15.1h so he can carry most riders with ease all day, plus his gait is
smooth and easy to ride at any speed. This may be one of the best natured/mannered
horses I have ever been around so operating him is simple and easy. Dusty is content
to walk slowly on a loose rein for as long as asked but he will do whatever work is in
front of him, or that he's asked to do, all with a simple nudge. He stands politely for
mounting and won't move a muscle until asked and walks away like a true gentleman.
He has been trail rddien his entire life so it just comes naturally to him. And with his
bloodlines, which are very similar to my own Bomber, he's got the DNA to be smart,
confident, sure-footed and steady. Great training and continued good habits from a
rider are all important, but nothing trumps DNA when it comes to great horse partners.
From the pasture or stall to the trailer and to the trail, you'll likely not find a better
mannered and more willing partner than Dusty. In a stall he's one of the best house
keepers I have ever owned, and when you do all your own farm and barn work by
yourself, liitle things like that mean a lot. If he's out in the pasture all you have to do
is walk out there with a halter and he's yours. Out on the trail absolutely nothing has
ever bothered him or distracted him from delivering a simple, fun, and easy ride. But
don't think for a minute that he won't tackle anything that's in front of him with the
calm, steady, confident manner that makes trail riding him a blast. Sweet, beautiful,
well mannered, easy to operate, and ride every day or once a month. Just like Prego
Spagetti Sauce, it's all in there. Quit wishing in a star and make some unforgettable
amazing memories by sprinkling you some StarDust... $8900
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Better than Gold Bullion.... Gold Eagle is put together, colored up, and marked about
as beautifully as the best artist could paint him. He's a 6y/o, 15.1h awesome riding guy
with a gait to die for and looking like a million bucks doing it. Sitting up in the bridle
and carrying himself like he's showing just comes natuarlly to him and when he walks
his carriage is still beautiful. But don't let all that "bling bling" make you think he's
not a workhorse when it comes to trail riding, because Eagle has got skills. He "cut his
teeth" riding some of Tennessee's toughest trails and he does it the best all while he is
looking the best, too. Uphill, downhill, over and through whatever comes up is just a
day at the office for him, but if you want to go show out you can take him to your local
Saturday night show and kick some booty. Then on Sunday load him up and go ride
the trails with your friends. Eagle is a very good housekeeper when he's up in a stall
but he loves some time out to kick up his heels and burn some enegy. He's not what I
would call a "big motored" horse but he;'s got all you need for whatever is in front of
you and yet still walk on a loosel rein with no pushing at the bit. This is one of those
trail partners that causes jaws to drop when you unload because it's unlikely that there
will be a prettier horse around. He loves a bath, is super easy to shoe so your farrier
will love you, loads/unloads the best, and stands for mounting/dismounting. For my
own personal taste, the high headed horse with beautiful presence is just my style so
any time I ride this one I am grinning and loving it. He's solid and steady, confident
and cool headed, and sure-footed to boot with plenty of experience to top it all off. I
believe that most anyone could ride him but he might intimidate the novice beginner
because of the presence and feel that make him seem like "bigger". Who says you
need wings to soar with an Eagle... SOLD
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Oh Danny Boy... Danny is one cool headed trail riding pro that will leave you wanting
more every time you ride. He's a 7y/o, 14.3h stoutly made boy that's got just the right
combination of whoa and go to be pure trail riding pleasure. In the woods he'll gladly
go wherever the trail leads, but if you choose to do some brush busting, hollow hopping
way off the trail riding then he's your guy. Danny is confident and sure footed in even
the most challenging terrain and also doesn't mind riding down the road where it's flat
and open with cars/trucks/tractors/dogs/mailboxes/etc. He has one of those really solid
four beat gaits that is easy to find and requires no gaited horse experiencwe to ride him
and enjoy him to the fullest. Being picture album pretty and beautifully made & marked
is just the cherry on top of the whipped cream on top of the sundae. He's a really great
pasture mate and isn't the type to harrass and challenge every new face so it's simple to
manage him. And he doesn't mind staying in a stall when needed which is handy from
time to time. Especially if you give him a bath the night before a ride. Danny loves baths,
is easy to shoe/clip/tack up and of course loading/unloading are a breeze. He will stand
stock still for mounting and dismounting and then politely walk off on a loose rein until
asked for more. Because of his stout build, he can carry most any rider size with ease and
has packed me and my stuff for 5-6 hours without batting one of those quiet gentle eyes.
This is one of those wonderful horses that make a great partner no matter what you want
to do for the day and so sweet he'll have you singing... Danny Boy... SOLD
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7/12/17... NEW VIDEOS Gaiting, etc... Video1 2 I can't imagine anyone who couldn't
ride this Boy and feel super confident and do it having the biggest time...
Trail Video1 2 3 Here are a couple of trail videos from saddle on Saturday 6/10/17
| I have horses
not yet posted due to scheduling
pictures and videos. Call for info.
Will be posting pics, vids, descriptions ASAP
Having the wonderful opportunity to breed, raise, and train many horses through
the years, you begin to think about lots of different aspects of the horses' lives we
share. I always am so amazed at how the siblings seem drawn to each other even
when they are from different years and foal crops. I really do wonder if they feel
some familial connection like you hear about among sisters and brothers who get
separated at birth or early age. I absolutely love raising up and training my own
horses and having the chance to make them special so then they eventually become
someone's very own, with no bad habits or "baggage" carried forward from some
less than ideal life/home. Then that new owner gets the pleasure and opportunity
to make that horse "theirs" and ride one that is truly unique/custom just to them.
It's just really hard to imagine how it could be any better than owning, riding, &
growing with a great minded young horse that hasn't "been around the block".
I always have several horses available who
are not yet posted because the
time/schedule has not cooperated for taking pictures/videos. Feel free to
call for more info and I will be posting pictures/videos asap...
Several more horses always in the works including a very Beautifully made
and marked Black/White Tobiano gelding and a Dark Steel Grey gelding.
Both will be available in early summer 2018....
Every time we ride, our horses are either learning or unlearning something
from us. The decision is ours to make and we're conciously/subconciously
making it every minute we get to spend with them. Think about it.
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Evening Shade Farm
215 Henderson Road
Shelbyville, TN 37160
All of my Tennessee Walking Horses for
sale and Spotted Saddle Horses for sale are ridden alone and in groups, on country roads and trails,
around cars, trucks, tractors, ATV's, eighteen wheel Tyson Chicken trucks, etc.
and are exposed to as many different obstacles as possible. My trail rides
consist of uphill and downhill, creeks and water, rocky and muddy, and sometimes
roadside riding, so that the gaited horses for sale will be versatile and experienced
on trails. My gaited trail horses are never ridden in "long shank bits", "gag
type bits", "twisted wire bits", or any other harsh style of "Walking Horse"
bit. Each of my gaited trail horses is taught to work first in a plain "snaffle
bit" with no curb strap/chain for a very light touch. Only when they fully know
and understand what is expected are they finished off with a very mild "Argentine" style bit for that last little bit of primping.
My horses have
normal feet with NO long toes or low heels, NO weighted or oversized shoes and
are shod to their natural conformation the same as any normal trail horse of
any breed should be. I represent any Tennessee Walking Horse for sale or Spotted Saddle
Horse for sale as honestly and accurately as possible.
Potential buyers have the option, and are welcome, to come and test ride any
gaited trail horse and have a pre-purchase exam
before horses leave Evening Shade Farm.
I am not a professional horse trader or broker and do not sell horses for my living. I work with the School System. Consequently, the selection of gaited trail horses for sale that you will find on my site will be limited to only the caliber horse that I would personally keep forever because my goal is to offer high quality gaited trail horses, not quantity. While many of the trail horses for sale are raised and started right here at Evening Shade Farm, I also search out quality gaited trail horses. These are not horse sale, trader, or consignment horses but carefully selected and purchased by me from individual owners, and the truly good ones are few and far between. I look at many different aspects of each gaited trail horse I consider, and ultimately the decision comes down to one all important question; "Would I purchase this gaited trail horse for my own personal companion?". If the answer is yes, that Tennessee Walking horse is the one you will see on my Horses for Sale page available for your consideration. Please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions you may have using the address, phone number, and/or e-mail link above. I really look forward to hearing from you.....
An absolutely awesome Tennessee countryside view...
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For your convenience, I can accept your Mastercard/Visa/Discover/American Express. The entire transaction is totally secured using PayPal.com , the same provider used in the majority of eBay auction payments. This service DOES NOT cost you anything to use. Just click on the icon below and you will go directly to PayPal's secure site. Instructions there will walk you through the entire transaction (it will only take a couple of minutes) and then return you to this page. Click on the Buy Now logo below to begin. Thank you for choosing Evening Shade Farm for your horse purchase.
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