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: November 1, 2019
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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.
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...
Chocolate Bay 4y/o raised from a baby at ESF. Perfectly made 14.3h
Beautiful Dapple Grey 6y/o, 15.2h TWH, raised & ridden by 68y/o man
Beautiful, Sweet, Gentle 11y/o Black and White trail professional, and
yet simple for almost anyone alive to ride and enjoy.... SOLD
Will be posting pictures, videos, descriptions ASAP
Rare in every way... Gen's Rare Colors is a one of a kind boy that was raised up
within 5 miles of my farm. His owner was gong through a change in his life and
found it necessary, although unwanted, to part with him. Briggs as he was, and
still is, known came available to me and so it began. He was started out on the
trails and so I took his training on to the next level having one of the best horse
people I know really dial him in. As it happens, she alredy knew Briggs and had
been on trail rides with him before I had the opportunity to purchase him. He has
evolved into an amazing young boy with all the best still to come. Briggs has a lot
of growing and filling out yet to go, but at coming 4y/o and a nice 14.3h, he is a
really nice size for the more petite riders. He's very laid back and steady on the
trail and doesn't mind leading, following, or even riding out alone. His feet are
rock solid and while I keep him shod all the way around due to the many rocky
trails we ride, in the right terrain he could just as easily go barefoot. He loves a
bath and stays amazingly clean, clips, loads/unloads, shoes, and does the regular
things a horse should do politely and with no fuss. And to top that all off, he is an
excellent housekeeper when in a stall and a great pasture mate when turned out.
Out on the trail nothing much ever seems to bother him and he's quiet about the
way he navigates the terrain taking careful measured steps. His trail walk is so
comfortable and he has a very natural easy gait to ride along. Briggs has a light
and easy mouth and while he very politely rides in a full cheek snaffle, his gait is
a little nicer in the short shanked Reinsman Argentine snaffle that i use on all my
guys, as well as I send the exact same bit with each horse when they head for their
new homes. That keeps it all simple and easy for them as nothing really changes
in their mouth which is where all communication with our horses originates. I
could go on and on about this boy as he's just one more really nice horse partner.
Rare opportunities don't come along every day so don't miss one... $7700
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6/10/19... Took one super fine ride at Natchez Trace today on this boy and he did
as expected, AWESOME. Up and down, over roots and logs, across culverts and
into the creek, and more. He delivered each step carefully and confidently. I can
hardly wait for the next outing on Briggs cause he's just fun... Trail Picture1 2 3
Brighter than the Sun... A Beam of Bay aka Hubba Bubba, came home with me as a
baby right off his momma's side. Both she and his daddy were grey, and as you can
see from the pictures, he didn't get a grey or a white hair anywhere. And that suits me
just fine because he is that most beautiful Mahogany Bay color that rarely shows up.
Hubba was a small fry so I actually held him back until coming 4y/o to start so he
he could grow a little. He's turned into an amazing 14.3h super trail riding partner
who can traverse some of the most difficult trails Tennessee has to offer, and do it with
billy goat precision and sure footedness. His gait is really one of the best and it's so
natural and easy to ride at any speed. He reminds me a lot of one of the best colts I
ever raised up by my retired breeding horse ,Champagne Lookout, and that boy's
name was Champagne Blackout. Hubba's has a light easy mouth and hanldes like a
fine SUV in the woods, taking on any and every challenge like a seasoned professional.
He does everything a really great trail and pleasure partner should do from the stall or
pasture to the trail and back with simplicity and ease. Bathing, clipping, loading and
unloading, standing still to mount/dismount, etc are all done with no fuss and your
farrier will love shoeing him. We have ridden around dogs, cars, bicycles, and about
all the other stuff that can come along without issue, but that comes easy with a horse
who is born with a "trail" mind, and Hubba Bubba definitely qualifies there. Like all
of my guys, you can ride him out alone or in a group and he doesn't mind where in the
group he's positioned. At coming 5y/o, he has a million miles and smiles to go for some
lucky horseperson who choses him to be their lifetime partner. We'll be continuing to
enjoy trail rides on him till he leaves out for his new home and that already brings a big
ole smile to my face. Every day is a sunny day on a Beam of Bay... $7900
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A True Tennessee Gentleman... Beau James is as gentle and sweet and polite as he is
handsome; the epitome of true southern charm. He's a nearly 15.3h, 6y/o smooth riding
trail pro with experience all over the southeast as well as Missouri and other popular
trail riding/camping venues. Beau has spent his trail career taking the best care of a
65+ y/o rider who has, for long term health issues, had to retire from enjoying the world
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He'll be your designated driver in style... "Jacked Up On Gin" will have you all
jacked up on riding every moment you get the chance. He's a 8y/o solid 15.1 hand
boy that has serious skills whether you're trail riding, road riding, doing a country
show or whatever else you choose. Jack was the undefeated yearling World Champion
under halter so it goes without saying that he's drop dead gorgeous but that's not
even the good stuff. Under saddle, he's one of the nicest you'll ever ride with a gait
most would kill for and he looks incredible doing it. And to make mounting a little
easier, he will park out so it's just a short step up. Jack will gladly walk on a loose rein,
neck reins the best, and has one of the most relaxed short lopes that I've ever had the
pleasure to ride. However, his gait is so smooth and easy I don't really see the reason
to worry about loping. Out on the trail Jack knows exactly what to do and how to do
it like a pro so riding him is a simple cool breeze. He has done lots of camping and is
at home anywhere you take him to ride. Crossing water/streams, logs, mud, uphill or
downhill, just anything we have ever encountered has been just another day at the
park, so taking him anywhere to ride is simple/easy. I can't say how blessed I feel to
have the opportunity to offer horse partners like Jack and literally every one of the
boys I have this day and every day. My daily goal is to always feel that I have the best
horses that I've ever had and I can say that Jack just adds one more to what is already
an impressive group of trail and pleasure partners. This boy is full of personality so
if you are looking for a partner to really enjoy from the pasture to the stall to the trail
and more then Jack is definitely your huckleberry. Who says that you have to go out
partying to have a super large time. Get all Jacked Up right here.... SOLD
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Jack's family had a change in their schedules/life so I was offered the opportunity to
bring him back to Evening Shade Farm. And I pounced at the chance. He's back....
here so don't miss out on making him your next trail partner...
Top shelf all
the way... Sippin' Gen at the Ritz is
named perfectly because riding
him is as fine as the name implies. He's a 4y/o, 15h boy with a heart of Gold and
a disposition to match. He is cool headed and steady never minding taking on a
new and different obstacle, like walking up onto my barn deck without hesitation
just for me asking. Out on the trail he is sure-footed and confident even in places
where there is no trail and the going gets tough. We've encountered most all the
typical Tennessee wildlife and he just takes it all in stride and has never yet been
bothered or spooked at anything we have seen. Ritzy has a very comportable dog
walk down slowly and an equally nice and smooth gait that he does effortlessly. I
always love bringing up really intelligent young horses because they just "get it"
from the beginning to the end which makes teaching new things such a joy. This
boy loves a bath, is easy to clip, your farrier should love him (if he doesn't, get a
new farrier), loads/unloads simply and easily, and just generally does his best to
please. I ride alone quite a bit through the week (my riding friends all have the
regular kind of jobs while I get to call riding my job) and he never hesitates to
leave out alone and it doesn't matter if I go to the trail or just ride around the
roads. His gait is smooth and easy at every speed and requires no special skills
to ride. Ritzy is a good stall keeper and gets along with every horse that shares
pasture with him, even at feed time. His disposition is so sweet and loving which
makes spending time with him such a pleasure and every time I go to the gate he
comes to meet me, and even when I have walked out in the pasture to get him it
is quick and easy because he comes right up to be haltered. I have even led him
alongside my Honda Big Red 3 Wheeler (yes they still exist and it's been a good
one) and he just goes right along never minding. While sipping Gin at the real
Ritz might be fun for a minute, you'll be sipping and even sometime gulping this
Gen at the Ritz for hours and a lifetime of joy.... $7900
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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 nicely built 15.1h and 12y/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.
While he is not a big motored horse, he has what I would describe as the near perfect
balance of go and whoa, which makes for some awesome fun out there on 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... $8900
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Take a trip to the Islands... Cassanova's Santa Domingo has the perfect blend of
looks, temperament, gait, and bling to rival any island vacation spot and is just as
much, if not more fun. He's an 8y/o, sturdy built 15.2h guy that can take you trail
riding at a leisurely walk or go trail busting and see some new sights. Mingo is a
real sweet and gentle horse that I suspect almost anyone that could get on and sit
down could feel confident riding, unless they just fall off on their own. He's never
seemed bothered by any obstacle or event out on the trail and just goes about his
way doing his job and delivering a fun day. Dogs, traffic, water, ditches, logs, and
anything else that has come up has been a no brainer as he goes on by without it
causing him any issues. Naturally, he loads/unloads with ease, stands quietly in
the trailer, loves a bath, clips, stands stock still to mount/dismount from either side,
and if your farrier doesn't love him then you need a new farrier. Mingo is calm and
steady, confident and cool headed even in a bind, and makes trail riding just what
it is supposed to be... fun and relaxing. This boy is about as uncomplicated/simple
to ride as it is sitting under a big ole beach umbrella, just sipping on a Bushwhacker
and watching the waves roll in and out. His gait is a silky smooth saddle gait which
requires no special skills or gimmicks to achieve and ride at any speed. He'll walk
slowly on a loose rein or step up into that wonderful gait for the asking so at the end
of the day everyone is happy, including him. It is so very rare for a super nice aged
horse with no unwanted baggage to become available but here's your opportunity to
have one of those for your very own. No need to call a travel agent because you can
book your future vacations right here, with no need for air fare... SOLD
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Videos coming asap...
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".... $5500
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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....
Beautiful as the Sun over the Ocean horizon... Copper Sunset is one stunningly
handsome boy with a disposition to match. If he was a person he'd likely be an
underwear model because he's gots the looks and conformation of the best. He's
a 8y/o, 15h barrel of fun wrapped up in one of the most beautiful shades of Copper
I have ever owned and just the right amount of White in all the right places to be
one gorgeous hunk. Corbin is a sweetheart that loves his treats and has the kind
of manners that all our mommas wanted us to have growing up. He's a really
great housekeeper when up in his stall and never causes a single issue when out
in the pasture with others. He's been trustworthy and dependable out on the trail
and that is what he has done during his riding lifetime. Take him camping and it
seems like he's taking care of himself because everything is so simple and easy to
handle from a high line to a portable corral. His gait is really smooth, simple,
and easy to ride which makes covering the trails nice on the booty. He will walk
slow and politely on a loose rein when asked and doesn't mind stopping to stand
and visit. Uphill or down, tough woods or easy trails, this boy is just a pleasure to
ride and enjoy, and crossing streams and water is a no brainer. Like every horse
at Evening Shade, he loads and unloads the best like all good horses do, and the
other routine tasks are a breeze. Of course he is used to dogs and all the busyness
that comes from living around what is way more than a normal person would have
but I love my dogs as family just as I do my horses. It's always fun to have a trail
and pleasure partner like Corbin because you just load and go. With this boy now
you can enjoy the Sunset every time you saddle up... $7900
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Looking for his Juliette... Double Shot's Little Romeo is truly a lover boy and he's
ready for some lucky horse person to love him back. Romeo is a 3y/o, nicely made
15h trail and show partner that will take you grinning anywhere you go. This boy
was started and trained by the best and it shows in the versatilty he exhibits every
time you saddle up, as the videos below show. His gait is smooth at any speed and
while he will walk slowly on a loose rein, you won't have to ask him twice to get
on up into that smooth gait and move on down the trail. I wouldn't call him a big
motored or forward horse, but he is eager to go when asked. His top speed is much
faster than we can normally ride in the hills of Tennessee, but if you're riding some
flat land he can carry the mail as seen in one of the many videos below. Romeo is
the kind of partner that makes you want to spend time with him because he is easy
to do all the routine and fun stuff. He loves a bath, stands nicely for the farrier, of
course he loads/unloads like a champ, doesn't mind clippers or fly spray (which we
use a lot of in the summer here) and is just a good boy in every way. He's been the
Flag Horse at shows, been shown in the ring, and trail ridden as well. Not every
horse has the mind to take on such a variety of disciplines and so finding that one
who is willing to take it all in and learn is kinda rare. While I never refer to any
horse as "bombproof" or "kid/granny safe", Romeo is a very solid and steady guy
that has many many years of growing and learning ahead of him. I will be getting
some trail videos as time permits but don't miss out on a one of a kind waiting for
them as sometimes I don't get them done before someone selects their next trail and
rail partner. Ask the bartender for "top shelf" and get you a Double Shot... SOLD
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Here are some videos walking/gaiting/etc... Video1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Take a look at these videos to see just how versatile and solid minded this boy can
be in a variety of stimuli... Video1 2 3 4 5 and all the while an airplane overhead...
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
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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.
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... SOLD
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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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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.....
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