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215 Henderson Road   Shelbyville, Tennessee   37160
David P Taylor  Owner/Operator
EveningShadeFarm@Hughes.net

931.639.3229

Experienced Trail Horses For Sale
"Home Grown/Trained"


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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.

To see a larger different version of the pictures below, just click anywhere on the picture. More pictures and videos can be seen by clicking on the links.
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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.


 



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... $6900
 Reg. SSHBEA 
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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





 


 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... $8900
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 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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 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...
 Trail Picture1 2 3  Trail Video1 2 3 4 5 6 7
 
 12/25/16  Bandit and I took a Christmas 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.






 




 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 uncannyy.  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 coming 4y/o, 15-15.1h  who is
 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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 Trail Video1 2 3 4 5
 
 7/12/17...  NEW VIDEOS Gaiting, etc... Video1 2 3  Note: camera on correct setting
 now so these are clear and you can get the idea just how niiiice he is....
 
 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...






 
 



 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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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 15.3h and he rides 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 4 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 very 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... SOLD
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 Take a virtual trail ride...
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 Your future is looking mighty bright..."Watch the Future" will surely make your trail
 riding days have a promising future.  If you like one to be pretty, sweet, stout, and
 capable then this is most likely your huckleberry. This boy was raised up and ridden
 by my best friend/brother's son and he's had one incredible life up until this point
 and you can believe that I fully intend to make sure the rest is just as awsome when
 I place him.  He's a just about perfect 10y/o, 15.1h trail ride deluxe when it comes to
 horse partners and the very best is yet to come.  When I was finally able to get him
 purchased and brought him home to Evening Shade Farm, he had not been saddled
 or ridden in the last two years because his people just got busy with life and getting
 settled in with a baby on the way.  After bringing him home and having Dr Baker out
 to take care of his dental work, I saddled him up and climbed aboard only to confirm
 what I already knew, which was that he would ride off like he could have been being
 ridden all along the way.  Out on the trail he is the consumate professional, taking on
 any and every challenge with ease and confidence.  He'll gladly walk all day long
 on a loose rein or step up into an absolutely fabulous gait that is so simple and easy
 to ride.  It won't matter if you ride out alone or in a group and he doesn't care if he's
 in the front, middle, back, or if you ride off from the group for a nature break or for
 whatevere reason.  I almost never, and I stress never, get the opportuniy to locate and
 offer an incredible 10y/o horse because very rarely does anyone turn loose of one
 unless they are no longer riding.  I am so thankful I have this chance to do just that.
 Here is your chance to predit your own Future...
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 TrailPicture1 2  TrailVideo1 2 3  Drone Video of Strawberry You gotta see this...

 12/28/16  Strawberry and I went on an incredible trail ride by ourselves today.  The
 weather was amazing for December and even though nobody else was available to go,
 we just couldn't resist.  Here are a few pictures and videos of our day.  I hope you enjoy
 looking because we surely had a large time making them.... Take you a virtual ride...
 Trail Picture1 2 3 4  Take a virtual Trail ride... Video1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
 
 4/2/17... I hadn't saddled up Strawberry since December so I washed him up and went
 trail riding with some great friends for what was one totally enjoyable day in the sun.
 He always rides like you were just on him yesterday, no matter how long it's been...

 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 rare True Blue
 Roan/White Tobiano with perfect markings and an incredible disposition...

 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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    Thank you for visiting my Website. I hope that you will check out all of my pages using the links bar at the top of the page. You'll find answers to frequently asked questions about Tennessee Walking Horses and the Champagne colored Tennessee Walking Horse, Breeding information on "Champagne Lookout" as well as pictures of Lookout and some of his offspring, and a little bit about who I am and where I'm located. If you didn't see what you were looking for please contact me as I quite often have Spotted Saddle Horses and Tennessee Walking Horses available whose pictures, videos, and information are not yet posted due to weather/time/etc. Please call, write, or visit me any time using the address and/or phone number below. I welcome your E-mails will always answer promptly. Come back often as something is always changing. Thank you for visiting my site and looking at my horses for sale.


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                                                         Evening Shade Farm
                                                         215 Henderson Road
                                                         Shelbyville, TN 37160
                                                               931.639.3229

    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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