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215 Henderson Road   Shelbyville, Tennessee   37160
David P Taylor  Owner/Operator


Experienced Trail Horses For Sale
"Home Grown/Trained"


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 right, 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 12 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 exaggerated claims 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.

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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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Tennessee Walking Gaited Trail Pleasure Horses for sale Gentle smooth naturally gaited Spotted Saddle Horse
     "Collector's Kentucky Wildman"
  Horsemanship 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.
 I have horses not yet posted due to scheduling time and weather
 for pictures and videos.  Call for info. Sometimes they get selected
 before I can get their pictures and videos posted.  Thanks...
 Two coming 3y/o Black and White puppy dog gentle boys....
 Awesome 5y/o Black and White with perfect Gait and Disposition...
 Incredible 11y/o Grey, Raised and trained right here...
 Will be posting pictures, videos, descriptions ASAP



  A very dear friend and one perfect horse mom lost her battle with
  cancer this summer.  Her wish for the three ESF trail buddies with
  whom she shared life was for me to bring them back and find them
  new forever homes.  Just like what she had envisioned for them.  I
  am so proud to honor her in this way and My Maggie, Magic Lining,
  & Cookie Monster will be getting here at the end of the month. They
  are all awesome and will likely be selected before I can even post
  their information. Call me if you'd like more details.... Thank you

Maggie Picture1 2  Cookie Picture1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  Cookie Trail1
  Preview Videos of Cookie.... Cookie Video1 2 3 Cookie Trail Video
  I don't have any pictures of Magic yet but he's a beautiful Grey....

  11/3/18... They're back home at Evening Shade Farm and they're
  just as awesome as ever.  I took Maggie on a trail ride Sunday and
  I couldn't stop smiling and bragging all day long.  Great horses
  with great training and homes just get better with time.  Don't you
  dilly dally and miss out because partners like these won't last long.

bay roan tennessee walker trail pleasure horse for sale

tennessee walking gaited smooth easy naturally gaited

  Sweeter than a Chocolate Kiss... They Call Me Prime Time  aka Hershey, because he
 loves to give kisses, was raised up from a yearling and trained right here at Evening
 Shade Farm.  And he's sure enough a good one.  His color, a very rare Bay Roan, is the
 same genetically as the Blue Roan and Red Roan which are highly sought after but it's
 much more rare and difficult to produce(I've only seen a handfull in all my years).  His
 disposition is that of a best friend and he absolutely thrives on his person and loves all
 the attention he can get.  Under saddle he is simple and easy to operate whether you
 have and ride trails at home or trailer out to ride in the woods.  Hershey is a big 4y/o
 standing an accurate 15.2h and will fill out into a big ole boy when he's all finished
 growing.  His gait is really nice to ride but he's just as happy to walk leisurely down
 the trails all day long taking in the sights and views and wildlife as you travel.  He's
 a great pasture mate and also a very neat housekeeper when he's up in a stall and he
 doesn't get all whacked out when he stays up for a few days.  Hershey has travelled to
 and from South Carolina for riding trips and trailers the best right along with Smokey.
 Bathing, clipping, shoeing and all the routine stuff are all done easily and without a
 hassle so doing most anything with Hershey is fun.  Of course, he stands to mount and
 waits to be flexed both ways before walking off on a loose rein, and if you forget to
 flex he'll just do it anyway because that's his training.  Really great horses are getting
 really tough to find (that's why I raise and start most of my own) , but when you add
 in great conformation and beautiful color it's almost like searching for the proverbial
 needle in a haystack.  Right here is where you can get it all in one awesome package
 so don't wait to long.  A bag of Hershey Kisses never lasts for long... $8500
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 10/12/18... I shot videos of Hershey today and didin't realize before I started that he
 was losing both front shoes.  I have reset him and will retake videos asap... Video1 2 3


  You'll need at least a Gallon of Milk...
Jose's Bandito Incognitio
  , aka Cookie
  Monster, makes celebrating National Cookie Day an every day occurance. He's a
  big ole boy standing a very fit and full 16h and he rides/feels every bit of it.  This is
  one of those incredible partners that leaves you feeling 100% confident no matter
  where you're riding and you won't care what comes up along the trail because he
  can handle it with ease.  Cookie is a true powerhouse and yet gentle as a lamb so
  his size is comforting knowing you got "it" covered no matter what "it" may be.
  He is a fearless leader when out front and riding off alone just brings a grin to my
  face that can't be wiped off because trail or no trail, he's gonna get you where you
  point him.  At just 5 y/o, all the very best is still to come as he'll just get more and
  more confident (if that's even possible) and stronger and stronger as the years go.
  Riding him in the hills leaves you feeling like you're powered by a DuraMax diesel
  with a booster chip because he never flinches at the steepest, toughest pulls taking
  it to the top like it was flat ground.  And dropping down any incline is awesome as
  he takes every step as steady as can be so it's almost like being on an escalator.  I
  would not hesitate to carry Cookie anywhere in America to trail ride (if I could
  only get away from here for more than a day) and know that he can tackle the job
  like the true professional that he is.  His gait is smooth and easy to ride and while
  he is very relaxed out front of the group, if somebody decides to move on down the
  trail don't think they'll leave him behind as he can move out when asked.  Calm,
  cool headed, rock solid and steady, confident, sure-footed, patient, and let's not
  forget drop dead gorgeous to boot make this boy pretty much the whole enchilada.
  Those who have followed my website for years know that I have offered very few,
  less than a dozen, cream gene colored horses (Buckskin and Palomino).  The reason
  is actually simple; while plenty of them are out there, very few have the mind, gait,
  disposition, and right temperament to make really great partners.  Cookie is one
  of those rare few that meet my criteria and I am thankful to have him here to offer
  to some really lucky someone for their very own.  Don't wait too long because you
  will likely miss out.  Almost like spotting a Sasquatch, haha.  This Cookie is so
  good that I'll take my milk without Hersheys Chocolate Syrup... $8900
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 Trail Picture1 2 3 4 5 6   Trail Video1 2 3

 One in a million 15.2h, 11y/o Grey
 TWH raised/trained right here at
 Evening Shade Farm... the best...
 More like a Magic Carpet ride... Magic Lining 


 Two is always better than one.... Ditto is the half brother to Max as they share the
 same great sire and are from the exact same foal crop and I am so thankful that I
 got the opportunity to get them both.  He starts out a little shy and reserved around
 new people, but once he gets to know you and trust you he will share a heart of gold.
 He is a little more laid back than Max, but they are both awesome temperament and
 disposition taking on the trails with a quiet calmness that gives their rider confidence.
 Ditto may be one of the best housekeepers in his stall and he gets along so well with
 anyone out in the pasture.  He stands stock still to mount/dismount and walks away
 slowly on a loose rein just like all my boys.  Out on the trail he is steady and reliable
 no matter what come up and he is equally steady along the roadside and in more
 urban settings as well.  His gait is a very nice saddle gait and he is developing a very
 nice relaxed short lope as seen in Video 2 .  I always encourage folks to lope in a
 safe space and only when they ask for it as a gaited horse can lope easier than gait
 so you cannot allow them to do it at their discretion.  This boy just continues to get
 better and better each ride so don't be surprised to see his price increase with time.
 Quite often I mention that it would be great to "have another one just like this one"
 and here I got to do just that and they are brothers to boot.  Ditto loads/unloads like
 a champ and is quiet in the trailer while riding and of course he bathes, shoes, clips
 and does all the routine stuff just like a gentleman.  He's going to fill out quite a bit
 more in the coming 2-3 years making him a great size for most riders and getting on
 and off won't be a struggle.  He's a coming 4y/o and stands 14.3h today so there are
 a lot of years infront of him to be enjoyed by some lucky horse person.  I just love all
 of my horses and so when I consider this boy the immediate feeling in my heart and
 thought in my mind is "Ditto"..../ $6500
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 Ditto made so many beautiful pictures that I couldn't stop taking them, and then
 I couldn't not like them all, so that's why so many to enjoy....

registered spotted saddle horses for sale gaited smooth confident

reg spotted saddle horse steady smooth naturally gaited horses for sale

 Take it to the Max.... Maximum Dollars  will carry you to the best places you can
 ever trail ride, and do it all smooth as silk and in style.  He's a coming 4y/o, 14.3h
 sturdy built guy with a heart of gold and is one of the most naturally gifted trail and
 pleasure partners you could hope to find.  Max reminds me so much of Spider and my
 own "not for sale at any $$$" boy, LS.  He has all the depth you'll ever find yourself
 needing for a challenging ride, and yet so sweet and mellow if you just want to take
 a leisurely hack around the trails and enjoy the scenery and company.  In the pasture
 he's a great fit with any and all I have put out with him and also a very neat house
 keeper when up in a stall.  Recently I let a great friend take him for a multi-day camp
 adventure which was a  corporate retreat over in the mountains of east Tennessee. The
 twenty or so people who went were not experienced horse riders (some had never even
 sat on a horse before) and he was ridden by three different riders delivering a flawless
 ride every time.  The last person was an experienced rider and he said he had a blast.
 Max has impeccable ground manners and does all the routine stuff like baths, clipping,
 shoeing, loading/unloading, standing stock still to mount, etc with ease.  His gait is so
 smooth and easy for anyone to ride, even the person coming from the non-gaited world,
 and there are still some out there believe it or not.  I love raising up great young horses
 because to witness their evolution from ground zero up is such a joy to see.  This boy
 and his half brother are two of the nicest gaited and sweetest dispositions to be found
 and all their best years are yet to come.  I just love it when some Maximum Potential
 turns into Maximum Reality.  Get all you need right here, the Max...SOLD
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 Just close your eyes and listen to the footfall.  Even Ray Charles could know how
 exceptionally smooth Maxx is just by listening.  Ain't many this comfortable.....

 10/4/18... Each time that I enjoy riding this boy I have to remind myself that he's only
 coming 4y/o, because the way he performs I'd swear he's 14y/o.  Doesn't matter if it's
 been two days or two weeks since he was last ridden, he's just always "there".  I love it..

 Stunning 15.1h, 5y/o double registered
 TWH/SSH gelding.  Super disposition
 and silky smooth gait to boot.... 
 He's Mega ready... Megatron 
 Sweeter than sugar and gentle as a
 big Teddy Bear 15.2-15.3h, 3y/o TWH
 /SSH gelding with a gait to die for...
 Making the World better... King of the Country  
 Sharper than a scalpal and prettier
 than any picture 15-15.1h, 3y/o SSH
 gelding that is just unflappable...
 No Voodoo here... Coin's Black Magic 
tennessee walking spotted naturally gaited trail horse

spotted saddle horse for sale natural gaited keg shoe

 Nothing even close to this good at Baskin-Robbins... I'm Orange Julius  is way more
 refreshing and sweet than anything you could imagine, and he's that same way each
 and every day.  He's one rock solid and steady trail and pleasure companion and you
 will find yourself making all kinds of reasons to be hanging out.  At 15h and coming
 5y/o, Jules has years and years and years of fun times ahead and you'd never know he
 is not a much older horse based on his wonderful manners and disposition.  He is quiet
 and loving, so bonding with him is pure joy and I have learned that when these type
 horses bond with you, the connection is stronger than any to be found.  His gait is easy
 and smooth so you don't have to have "gaited" horse experience to find it and you'll
 be smiling all the way to where ever it is you're going.  And because he is such a true
 pleasure to ride, you're probably gonna want to go a really long ways.  This boy has
 no fear when it comes to taking on the trails, and I even accidentally rode him through
 a chicken coop once and he never blinked.  Jules is very calm and surefooted on the
 trails so it's so easy to enjoy the scenery and your trail riding buddies along the way as
 he just takes everything in stride.  Of course, he does all the daily stuff the best and
 your farrier will love you both because he's such a gentleman to handle.  I have sulfur
 water at my barn as it is well water, and he absolutely loves it as do all my horses.  And
 it helps with natural fly control as well.  I would love to have a dozen more just like
 this boy as it makes life so easy and me look like a genius.  But trust me when I humbly
 say that these type are born, not made, and it's up to we humans to keep them pointed
 in the right direction once we find them.  And finding them is becoming more difficult
 every year.  No need for a trip to the mall...get your Orange Julius right here... SOLD
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 Video Crossties 

 Jules might just be one of the most steady and rock solid horses I have ever offered,
 and I have been blessed with some great ones over the years.  I totally trust him in
 any setting as he has proven to me tha he is "one in a million"....


 A Perfect Ten... Diez
came to Evening Shade Farm when he was just a yearling
 and lived the life of leisure until he was about 2 1/2y/o.  Then he started school and
 proved to be what I had always hoped which was a Straight A student.  He has every
 quality looked for and needed in a great trail and pleasure partner from his quite
 obvious extremely handsome looks to the near perfect saddle gait and has one of the
 most awesome dispositions anyone could hope to find.  His manners are impeccable
 and it really doesn't matter what you may be wanting to do for the day because he is
 agreeable to anything you might have planned.  Dizzy is very sturdy 15.2h and 11y/o   
 he has all the best yet to come.  He'll direct rein or neck reins the best and once you
 get in the groove with him you can ride him by just shifting your body/weight in the
 saddle and he knows just what you want.  I would compare him to a great sports car
 in the way he handles because it almost seems like he's wearing the trail instead of
 just going down the trail.  His intuition kind of reads your mind once you really get
 in sync with him, so the rides are just incredible.  There seems to be no terrain that he
 can't easily handle and he's so surefooted that it seems like you are glued to the trail.
 He will gladly walk down slowly on a relaxed rein but he doesn't mind gaiting for as
 far as you may want to go and he also has a nice relaxed short lope that you can use
 once you really get used to him.  I would describe Dizzy as confident, cool headed,
 steady as a rock in any situation to which I have ever exposed him and he has been
 asked for quite a lot from time to time while playing off the trail in the rough stuff.  I
 think whoever is lucky enough to spend their life with him will fully agree that while
 eights and nines are fine, nothing beats a perfect Ten... SOLD
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 These pictures show Dizzy at 3y/o and it's so obvious that he has been a gorgeous
 guy his entire life.  He's even more handsome now.  Alt. Picture1 2 3  Head Picture  
 10/2/18... I have been blessed with the opportunity to bring Diez and Kat back to
 Evening Shade Farm as their owners had an unexpected change of plans. I will be
 getting brand new pictures of Dizzy and Kat next week.  I am so excited to have them
 back cause they're most excellent fun....


Perfect vacation every time... Katmandu is one of those incredible type
 horse partners that is just about the perfect fit for any level rider.  For the newer
 rider he's as calm, quiet, easy going as you could probably find to ride and yet
 if a seasoned rider wants to get out there and explore he's got you covered.  Kat
 is a 8y/o, 16h+ who acts like he could be 25y/o if you went by disposition, mind,
 or any other barometer you want to use to size him up.  His gait is super solid
 four beat and he doesn't mind walking down as slow as a snail or stepping it up
 and moving on down the trail.  He's tackled some of Tennessee's toughest trails
 and always performed as needed but also plenty happy to take a leisurely hack
 around the road or field if you just want to climb on for a little spiritual time on
 his back.  You'll never have to go looking for him because if he sees you he's
 coming to meet you just in case you have something good in your pocket, which
 I generally do!  Thank goodness I have a full sibling growing up who'll be along
 in a couple of years and she's as beautiful and great minded as my Maggie who
 I raised up several years ago and has an awesome home with Susan B up in the
 great state of Kentucky.  The really good ones are born and not made so I am
 always grateful to have more of the same coming along because I am looking for
 the same horse over and over again so I never have to worry if I am going to have
 the right kind to place in a "forever" home.  This boy is one in a million and I'd
 sure love to have an unlimited supply just like him.  The perfect vacation...SOLD
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 10/2/18... I have been blessed with the opportunity to bring Kat and Diez back to
 Evening Shade Farm as their owners had an unexpected change of plans. I will be
 getting brand new pictures of Dizzy and Kat next week.  I am so excited to have them
 back cause they're most excellent fun....

buckskin tennessee walker trail companion keg shod natural

tennessee walker horse for sale confident sure footed surefooted

 To the Bat Cave Alfred...
Call Me Bruce Wayne may not change into Batman but I just
 bet you're still gonna want to be his Robin.  This boy is even more awesome than the
 Caped Crusader and one hell of a lot more entertaining.  Butterbean is a 15.1-15.2h,
 3y/o who has a long wonderfully fun riding career in front of him for some really lucky
 horseperson to share in and enjoy.  His gait is super nice and while he has plenty of the
 juice for most anyone's needs, he is a quiet calm boy that will walk along slowly for the
 asking, all the while looking like a million $$$ doing it.  For those who have followed
 my site for years, and enjoyed horse partners who came from here, you know just how
 very few Buckskin horses I have ever offered.  Not for lack of looking at many through
 the years, but because while the color is out there, the disposition, good conformation,
 temperament, and gait are most always lacking.  Well Gotham City lost a really great
 one when this Bruce Wayne left.  He's a steady solid ride who doesn't seem to look for
 trouble so he doesn't find any, which makes the trail riding so much fun.  Butterbean is
 an affectionate partner and always seems agreeable for doing whatever it is that you
 may have on the agenda for the day.  Bathing, clipping, loading/unloading, and all the
 other routine stuff we do with our horses is just a breeze and your horse shoer will love
 his visits to your barn.  I could go on and on blowing this boy's horn, but he really says
 it all when the saddle goes on and the butt hits the seat.  I doubt very seriously that he
 will last for long, so better get busy cause the Bat Signal is in the sky... SOLD
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 The videos are quite noisey as the wind was blowing 25mph.  But at least it shows they're
 "wind broke" LOL


  Vvrroomm Vvrroomm... Zoom Zoom and Silver  is another great horse raised up from
 a yearling and trained right here at Evening Shade Farm.  Smokey is an incredible ride
 from start to finish and he just gets better and better with time.  He's a big & stout 4y/o
 who will likely mature out to 15.3h plus a little as he stands a very full 15.2h today.  His
 build and conformation are beautiful and when you add in that gorgeous grey color
 you get a combination that's hard to match.  His gait is really smooth and easy to ride
 and while he is happy to cover some ground for you, he is equally happy to walk slowly
 on a loose rein.  Smokey is calm and steady under saddle and we have encountered so
 much different wildlife I won't waste the space elaborating.  Through the years I have
 discovered that there are several specific bloodlines that just consistently produce the
 really great horses we all want to own and ride so I go back to that same well over and
 over to get a drink so to speak.  This is one of those bloodlines and like Blue and Bold,
 Hershey, and numerous others before, they have never disappointed me and make the
 kind of horses that just improve with age.  Of course, he does the daily stuff with the
 ease we expect and he's a great stall horse or pasture mate.  And you won't have to go
 chasing him down in the pasture as he loves his person and is one of those horses who
 looks at you with adoration and bonds in a way that only a rare few do.  I put lots of
 pictutres on for every horse so that folks can get an idea of who that horse is but just
 take a look into Smokey's eyes on his head pictures to see what I mean.  This boy is
 "all that and a bag of chips" plus some.  Zoom in and get a great one.... $8500
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 Smokey made so many great pictures I just used them all....
 Trail Videos coming.... Windy as all get out for videos. Pardon the noise...

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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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 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... SOLD
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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".

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  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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    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.....

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