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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 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 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 bit for that last little bit of primping. I represent any Tennessee Walker 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 horse and have a pre-purchase exam before horses leave Evening Shade Farm.
I am not a professional horse trader and do not make my living selling gaited trail horses. 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 horses, not quantity. While many of the gaited 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, trade, or consignment horses, but carefully selected and purchased by me from individual owners. I look at many different aspects of the gaited trail horses we 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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Above: Harold at 4y/o ~~~Below: Harold at 7y/o
Harold's beautiful shade of grey now (03/11) and
he celebrates his 11th birthday, better than ever...
| Only his
hairdresser knows... A Different Shade of Grey
colored, but he's an unusually nice horse in every other way also. He's 7y/o
15.1h TWH gelding that has been trail ridden in just about all the popular
places and it's apparent in his demeanor. He has all the qualities that will
make owning him enjoyable from the easy way he grooms, shoes, bathes, to
his wonderful gait and disposition under saddle. Harold stands quietly to
mount/dismount, walks slow and easy until asked for more, and is one of
the most polite and sweet horses. He measures 15.1h and so he's just right to
get on and off easily. He's grey and proud of it... I have gotten so attached to
Harold that I had been keeping him to ride along with Bomber & Wildy, but
I hardly ever get time to ride/enjoy him and he's just too good not to ride...
Head Picture Alt. Picture
Harold then and now... I thought it might be interesting for some to see
how a grey horse changes color over time. The picture above was Harold as
a 4y/o (early 2004) and the one to the left is Harold as a 7y/o (mid 2007). You
can easily see how he has lightened in the body as well as the mane and tail.
But they can also look quite different going through a given year as seasons
change. I guess one of the neatest things about owning a grey horse is that it
is never boring because just like the weather in Tennessee, if you don't like it
today just wait for tomorrow. They also have an unusual ability to look clean
even when you go get them out of the pasture from running/playing/rolling.
Black and Liver Chestnut have always been hard to beat for my money, but
Harold's put grey right up there for me. Alt. Picture1 2 3 Head Picture
Harold is now available... Harold came home with me when he was a coming
3y/o. I started him and along the way fell in love so I kept him until he was 7y/o
for myself. Because he was just too good to only be enjoyed for a few rides a year I
decided to place him in a wonderful home all the way out in Oregon. Things can
change in peoples' lives and so it did with Harold's person. Circumstances forced
her to part with him, and like me, she loved him so much that she found it to be
very difficult to let him leave. Since she knew that it would be almost impossible
for her to find him the right kind of home, we worked together to get him back to
me so I could again love him and find him the perfect place. I brought him back
home in October of 2009 and am just now considering letting him go. Feel free to
call me and discuss details if you're interested in a very special companion..
These videos were taken 03/22/11, the first 15 minutes under saddle since he came
back home to me in Oct. '09, and barefoot. He was PERFECT...
Harold has a new home with Pepperjack and others in NY. I am so excited/happy.
This boy is beautiful from any direction you look...
Straight from Graceland...
Rock's King would give even Elvis
the title King of Rock. He's a 10y/o double registered TWHBEA/SSHBEA that'll
have you standing tall to sing along every ride, and he never misses a note. King
stands 15.1 hands and I must say every inch of him is some kind of handsome. He
is one of the sweetest/gentlest guys you will ever meet and riding him is surely one
of life's greatest pleasures. It doesn't matter if you ride him once a day or once a
month because he's always the same great horse every time you saddle up. While
we never call any horse "bombproof or beginner ready" this boy would certainly
be the one that I'd put almost anyone alive on to ride and feel confident they'd be
as safe as possible on a horse's back. His gait is very smooth and easy for most any
person to ride and he has one of the nicest short lope/canters of any horse of any
breed. King neck reins the best so you've always got one hand free to do anything
you may feel from waving to holding your sandwich/drink. This boy was raised up
and trained/ridden by a personal friend of mine and he's had the best life possible
which is exactly what I intend for his future. All the routine stuff is a breeze from
the stall to the trailer to the trail and everything else in between, not to mention
that your farrier will absolutely love him, and you. It's nearly impossible to find
a great older horse with a wonderful history and no issues but this guy certainly
fills the bill in every way. Don't miss out on the best concert of your life featuring
the King of Rock himself. Blue suede shoes NOT included...
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Vic may be one of the most handsome to be found
And the Winner is....
Victory Number 9
was born to be a winner and has made
just that... the best to be found. This 7 y/o, 15.1h boy has got it all plus whole lot
more. Vic's got a disposition and gait to die for and is one of the most handsome
guys on whom you will ever cast your eyes. He is still a stallion and much like my
most special boy, Wildman, he is the consumate gentleman in every setting. While
he has never been bred, he is most certainly the epitome of exactly what the TWH
was originally (and I'll say that one more time ORIGINALLY) designed and bred
to be; a smooth riding, even tempered, gentle/sweet trail partner who'll take you
anywhere. That's why I haven't made a decision yet to castrate him because he's
everything a great Tennessee Walking Horse is supposed to be and somebody may
just see the need to breed this boy. Vic was bred for, born to, raised up, and trained
by a great friend and excellent horseman who I've had the pleasure to know for a
long time. He has been brought up the natural way and has always lived the best
life possible and that's exactly what we intend for his future. He's about as simple
and easy to operate as any horse could ever be so it always puts a giant smile on
your face and in your heart when you spend time with him. I love riding him. It
has become increasingly difficult to find really high quality aged horses and so
I raise up most of my guys, but this boy sets the bar really high for all who come
after him. I am so glad I got the chance to make him one of my Evening Shade
Farm stars. You'll feel like a Blue Ribbon winner every time you ride him.
Reg TWHBEA Alt.Picture1 2 3 4 Head1 2 3
Mystic has physically matured so much in the last
year that I had to update his pictures. Be sure to
check out all of the new Alt. & Head pictures, too.
Videos show Mystic working in a Jr. Cowhorse bit.
Take me to the River...Mystic River has a history as intriguing and unique
as his name. He's a 5y/o, TWH that spent his first year of work at trick/agility
training and has spent from then until now becoming an awesome trail horse.
In 2007 he showed an eager crowd at the TWH National Celebration just how
truly versatile and intelligent the Tennessee Walking Horse is even at a young
age, and without recent trick work. He stands 15.1sh and is a very stocky built
horse who has proven to be more than able to carry me in some of the toughest
terrain I have ridden. Mystic has made an absolutely fabulous trail horse and
he's so competent/capable/consistent to ride/enjoy. He's plenty gentle for most
anyone to handle on the ground and under saddle. His gait is incredible at any
speed and nothing seems to ever get his attention diverted from delivering a
great ride every time. No life jacket required to ride the Mystic River...
The fact that he was Sheryl Crow's is unique, but what is most impressive is
who Mystic is in his own right... one incredible partner...
Head Picture1 2 Alt Picture1 2 3 4 Trick Picture Tack2
Mystic was in Trick Training/Equine Agility at Red Horse Ranch. There he
proved himself to be an excellent student and could do well as an exhibition
horse. Here is a list of what he learned: Pedestal work- 2 feet and 4 feet in
many variations, Revolving pedestal, Bow- either leg, Kneel, Lay down, Sit
up, Sit down, Rear to the pedestal, Jambette, Beginning Spanish walk- in
hand and under saddle, and Beginning Levade. Mystic will execute all of the
above under saddle, probably with a little refresher course. Maybe the two
most compelling aspects that Agility Training offers are that it helps horses
learn how to learn and creates a good work ethic. Mystic has proven to me just
how incredibly gifted the TWH is as a breed and him as an individual. I would
keep him for myself if I had the time to fully enjoy riding both him & Bomber.
Guess who's coming later this fall... Here's a
quick preview. He's awesome
and just gets better and better every ride out. Somebody is gonna' be grinnin' ear
to ear when I get ready to let him go. Assuming I can bring myself to let him go...
Alt. Picture Head Picture Trail2
I just started him this spring so he will not be offered until later this year after I
have had many large times riding him to remember. Thanks for your patience.
...After having the opportunity to enjoy several more great rides , this great
boy's gone to live with Cat Daddy, Magic, Avenger, and Smokey in one incredible
home with Diane and her wonderful friends/life. I am so happy and grateful...DT
Rock's Cat Daddy
answers that question easily every time
you're in his company. He's a 12y/o registered SSH that has more great trail and
pleasure riding experience than most horses will ever know. At 15.1h and a very
heavy built horse, he can carry most any size rider all day in any terrain with the
confidence and steady ability that everyone wants. His beauty rivals the very best
but that pales in comparison to the total package that is the "Cat Daddy" of all.
I can't imagine how anyone could help but fall in love with him, and even timid
riders should feel a confidence that will make them want to ride every opportunity
possible. His gait is so smooth at any and every speed, he'll walk slowly on a loose
rein indefinitely, take on any challenge for the asking and accomplish it with the
ease and steady nature of the seasoned pro he is, and leave you totally satisfied at
the end of every ride. It won't matter if you go out every day or ride once a month
because he's going to be the same great partner each time you saddle him up and
head out for a minute or all day. Cat is a great housekeeper, loves a bath, stands
for shoeing like a perfect gentleman, loads/unloads with simple ease, won't move
a muscle when you mount/dismount, and does anything we've ever asked of him
just like the gentle partner that he is. In the woods he's a pro, down the road he's
steady and easy, at he park it doesn't matter what's going on because he's got the
calm nature to take it all in and keep doing his job without distraction. Like so
many of the awesome horses I've owned before, it would be nice to keep him here
forever but I just have to make him available to be someone's "Cat Daddy".
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Magic rides bareback as easily as saddled...
| He's a Delight all over... Magic's
Colorful Delight is all that his name
and so much more. He's a 9y/o, 15.1h registered SSH with a mind and disposition
to rival the very best and a lifetime of trail experience in some of the toughest TN
terrain. It really doesn't matter how seldom or often you can ride, where or with
how many you choose to ride, how easy or how tough you ride, or if you just want
to love on him. He's a very rare find. Magic has one of those smooth natural gaits
at any/every speed and it is effortless on his part, and will require nothing special
from his rider. I just really can't imagine how anyone that could climb on could
have any trouble riding him and loving it. Baths, clipping, loading, shoeing, and
all the other routine stuff is simple and easy making him a real pleasure to hang
out with any time or any where. He's so steady and quiet in every situation we've
ever encountered from wildlife on the trail to the crazies on the road that have no
regard for others, even when they're on horseback. The other day the county was
out mowing the roadside with their big John Deere tractor with a bush hog that
hangs out from the side (it was raised up and singing loudly just driving down the
road) and we rode by it like it didn't even exist. That's just who Magic is and he's
that same horse every day. You'll never have to catch him because if he sees you
coming his way, he's going to meet you before you can ever get to him. I love
trail riding him because his trail work is flawless and he's careful and surefooted
no matter what the ground is like. There's just nothing more fun than riding on a
horse that takes out all the guesswork. I just love my horses to be Colorful and
Delightful, but it's even better when they've got that special Magic...
Reg. SSHBEA Alt. Picture1 2 4 Head 1 2 3 4 5
RoyD has a pair of the keenest/prettiest ears ever.
Hit the Bullseye every time...High Powered
Weapon splits the bullseye every
time he's saddled up, and hits the trail. He's a 3 1/2y/o TWH making one of the
best we've ever brought up, from his wonderful disposition to the incredible ride
he delivers every time. At 15.1h+ and still a little more to grow, he's an excellent
size and has the build to carry most any rider with ease all day long. His mind is
as sharp as they come and it's so simple/easy to do absolutely anything with him
because he's never looking for trouble or problems. Out on the trail he's steady
and solid in any type terrain and it hasn't made any difference if you run up on
turkey/deer/rabbits/birds/etc because he takes it all in like "no big deal". Roy has
a wonderfully smooth gait at any speed from the ultra-slow dog walk up through
the fast end and does it all effortlessly. He'll walk easily on a loose rein until he's
asked for more and doesn't mind a bit when stopped for a rest or just to talk with
fellow riders. His confidence in every situation we've ever encountered makes him
seem like a horse much older than his age but we find that the really great minds
in horses just work that way. They always take on new challenges like they have
been there and done it all before. Roy is another great example of why I choose
to focus my time on bringing up my own horses rather than spend the hundreds
of hours it takes to locate those rare few older horses without baggage. Like all of
my guys, he stands to mount/dismount(even from a block), loves a bath, is simple
in a stall or pasture, and your farrier will love him and you. This is just one truly
awesome horse destined for greatness. Take aim and ride... Reg. TWHBEA
Alt. Picture1 2 3 Head Picture1 2 Trail Picture1 2 3
Cody's coloring is as beautiful as his conformation
This boy has the experience to take you everywhere
name sounds fierce...But
Dakota's Rolling Thunder might just be one of
absolutely sweetest/ gentlest horses we've ever offered. I raised and placed his
older brother, High Five, a couple of years ago and always looked forward to the
time that I'd get to offer another from this fine family. They share all the same
great qualities wanted/needed in a wonderful trail partner from the very obvious
outer beauty to all the inner beauty imaginable. Cody stands 15 hands and has
nearly perfect conformation from nose to tail. He's very laid back yet has all the
"stuff" needed to handle the toughest terrain and I have had him there where he
proved to me just exactly why I do love these guys so much. So far, nothing has
ever seemed to bother him from traffic to wildlife to bad weather to gas powered
leaf blower/ etc and he just gets better and better every ride. His gait is awesome
at every speed and he carries himself in a very proud/ classy fashion. Cody loves
everyone he's ever met and his stall video speaks volumes to his extremely gentle
nature and personality. Lots of people worry about the younger horse's age but I
love being able to personalize and make a horse my "very own" rather than to be
riding "someone else's" older horse that they tired of having. At 3y/o and as good
as he is today, I can only dream/ imagine just what a super aged horse he'll make
with his wonderful attitude and loving disposition. He's gentle enough for most
anyone with horse sense to ride, yet has the potential to be any and everything
even the most seasoned rider could want. I would not hesitate to load him up and
go trail riding anywhere there's riding to be done because he's proven to me that
he's calm, steady, and surefooted enough to do the job. No weatherman necessary
to predict the Rolling Thunder...
Alt. Picture1 2 3 4 Head Picture1 2 3 4 Trail Picture1 2 3
Blackout is one of those buddies who just loves to
be right with you and he loves getting a face hug...
| Don't dare call the
power company... Champagne Blackout will have
praying for a power outage/blackout every time you think of him. He may just be
THE most handsome "Lookout" offspring I have ever raised and there've been
some pretty ones. I just started Blackout June '09 even though he turned 4y/o
back in May '09 because he was a bit smaller than usual, maybe because his dam
was a maiden mare and he was her very first baby. He's always been one of the
sweetest most affectionate horses ever and absolutely loves being with a person
no matter what you're doing. While he was growing up I could go across into the
70 acres pasture where he, and all of my youngsters and mares live, and always
count on him to be the first one to come meet me for some loving. I trimmed
his feet, wormed him, and did anything I wanted right there in the middle of
the pasture with no problems. He haltered/led just like he was an adult from the
first time and when I brought him over to begin work, he took a bath and clipped
like he'd done it many times. Blackout's gait is wonderfully smooth and he seems
able to do it for as long as you like but never minds walking slowly either. His
mouth is light/responsive and he listens intently for whatever is asked. He's 5y/o,
very well made 14.3 hands but you'd swear he was much bigger when you're up
in the saddle riding. He has a beaming presence about him and just naturally
sets his head for that beautiful way of going. He's one of the most competent and
capable trail horses I've ever ridden and takes on every new/different challenge
with ease like a well seasoned professional. I do, and will always, consider that
my Wildman is the most beautiful black horse ever born but there's a very close
runner-up right here. Don't turn on the lights because you'll love the Blackout...
Head Picture1 2 3 Alt. Picture1 2 3 4
Trail Picture1 2
Deal yourself a winning hand...Sable's Blackjack Shadow beats the
each & every hand dealt with his winning looks, gait and style. He's a beautifully
made and marked 6y/o, 16h handsome hunk of trail riding pleasure just right for
about anyone to enjoy. I raised him up and started him right here at Evening
Shade and have loved taking him out riding in whatever type terrain and situation
that might come up and he has always proven himself to be solid and steady. He'll
gladly go out alone, has never cared if he's leading or following, will walk slowly
on a loose rein, step up and gait for the asking, and just generally deliver a really
fun ride each time. Blackjack's gait is smooth and simple to ride at any speed so
if you aren't familiar with riding a gaited horse you'll still find him easy to operate
and fun to ride, or if you have always ridden gaited, either way sit back and get
ready to smile. He's been ridden in everything from flat and sandy to steep hills
and muddy and everything in between and so far nothing has ever been a problem.
If he encounters something odd, he'll stop and size it up and then move right on.
He stands stock still to mount from the block and even stretches out a bit for you
so getting on is a breeze and he'll stand right by something for your dismoun, too.
The three videos showing him getting up on the platform were taken the first time
he was led down and presented with the challenge, and he looked at the situation
and immediately tried what was asked even though it was outside of the norm. The
really good horses are just like that when they trust and believe in your leadership.
I would take on the house dealer any day, any time with this Perfect 21... SOLD
Reg. SSHBEA Alt. Picture1 2 Head Picture1 2
Cash's mane/tail are a beautiful mix of Flaxen/
Silver/Chestnut and really set off his unique color...
TWH gaiting at
it's very best...
may be hiding the money but his
gait is right there every time you ride, and it is so easy to find. He's got the picture
perfect headset and gait that are both 110% natural in a keg shoe and Argentine
snaffle bit; EFFORTLESS. Cash is a 3y/o, 14.3h boy with a looks to die for color
that is so unique, especially when watching him go away from you with that tri-
color tail that is one in a million. His disposition is super sweet and loving which
makes him some kind of pleasure whether you're grooming or riding. He's got one
of those steady solid minds that just seems like everything you do has already been
done many times before and as mentioned, he's just a coming 4y/o. I absolutely
love working with my great young horses because they are free of any bad habits
and unless someone lets them learn one, they'll never have a bad habit. Nothing
beats a great minded young horse, riding them is simple/easy, and nothing more
than setting out with a vision of your perfect partner is necessary. Cash really
loves the trails and he's very good at his job, never getting in a hurry but always
having what it takes to get the job ahead of him done in style, and I do mean style.
Just take a look at his gaiting videos to see what a true Tennessee Walking Horse
is supposed to look like doing their gait in "the natural" with no exaggeration or
manipulation. Cash's bloodlines share many similarities to my own Bomber, one
of Wildy's brothers, and just like them I love taking him out for a ride. Of course
he lets you do all the routine stuff easy so it's a breeze to bathe/clip/load/shoe and
while he does have a playful streak, there is absolutely not a mean bone in him. I
wish I could find many more just like him because these type horses make most
any rider look good, but like his name they're as Elusive as a big pile of Cash...
Reg. TWHBEA Alt. Pic1 2 3 Head Pic1 Tack SOLD
Rare Spots indeed...
I'm Bucking Two was apparently named by
zero ideas for a name for a great horse. Buck shares the same bloodlines as at least
50-60 other great horses we have owned and placed through the years (not to mention
that my personal horse, LS, shares the very same bloodlines) and it has proven horse
after horse to be one of the very best for turning out a great trail partner. He is from
one of the last several foal crops sired by the great Spotted Allen Again and there will
be no more as he has passed away at the ripe old age of 29 this year, may he rest in the
most eternally peaceful pastures, Amen. This boy stands a very nicely built 15.2h and
at just 4y/o, the very best is yet to come. He is easily one of the best all around calm,
gentle, quiet, solid minded, easy going horses I have ever had the pleasure to own/ride.
While I will never say any horse is right for "everyone", I can and will say that if you
cannot ride, enjoy, and feel safe on his back then you should seriously consider moving
along to an entirely different hobby. His gait is smooth and easy to ride at any speed
you choose and he will just as gladly walk all day long if that is your desire. On the
trail he has taken on any new places like he's been there many times before and so far
has never encountered anything that has rattled his cage. I've ridden him down busy
roads with idiots in trucks/trailers never considering I am on a live animal, and yet he
not so much as acknowledged their passing, continuing on in quiet. He's extremely
affectionate and really thrives on human interaction which makes all that non-riding
time that our horses require so enjoyable and peace giving. All the routine stuff from
the stall to the wash rack to the shoe rack, to the trailer/trail and back again is such
a breeze that it almost seems like play. One of the best Again and Again...SOLD
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Perfectly White mane/tail with three white socks...
Maybe it's in the washer or dryer...
Lost His Sock but I really don't
care because he's so handsome and smart that you'll never think about looking for
it. This boy must have graduated at the very top of his class as it seems that any
new thing you show him gets processed and learned immediately. Riding him is
just way too much fun and I have to fight Lisa for the chance to saddle him up and
get a turn in the driver's seat. He's a 6y/o, big ole 16h sweet gentle guy who seems
to enjoy pleasing his person in any way he can. His gait is some kind of smooth &
easy to ride at any speed and he does not mind walking down slowly with the non-
gaited riders (amazingly there still are some out there) or stepping on out there to
cover some ground whenever asked. He's been started at loping and has a really
nice easy lope that could be finished on out for those who like to canter. Seldom
does a really solid Golden Horse come along but when they do you can bet we will
do whatever it takes to bring them home to Evening Shade Farm to enjoy and later
offer for someone to make their lifetime partner. Gallo has great manners on the
ground or in the saddle, will park out for easier mounting (add a mounting block
and you barely even step up to get on), bathes/clips/loads and all the other routine
stuff that any good horse does with ease. Take a look at his videos to see just how
beautifully he travels and like us, you'll be in love with this guy. He's very simple
to operate and while we never label our horses with vague trader terms, most any
person who knows, loves, rides, and has good common horseability will easily get
along with him in every way. Next time maybe his momma will get an extra pair...
Reg. TWHBEA SOLD Alt. Picture1 2 4 5 Head Picture1 2 3
All the ladies love him..." Cassanova Slim Pickens" is another example of just
why I go back to certain bloodlines over and over again. He's the brother to both
Freckles and Pretty Boy who are two of the best I've ever raised up and both of
the ladies that made them their partners would not take a million bucks for them.
Slim is coming 5y/o, 15.3h who's maturing into one great trail riding professional
taking on the toughest challenges we've come up against like it was child's play.
I once rode him out of the woods and onto a side road where there was an old farm
equipment "graveyard" which included about any type wierd implement you can
imagine. We went right down into the middle of it all and picked our way around
the maze of junk, and the ocassional 10 y/o round hay bale, and he never gave any
of it a second thought. He's got a very beautiful way of going and this super sweet
disposition to match making him one fantastic partner. All of the everyday stuff
is simple and easy to do with him and, of course, loading/unloading/baths/shoeing
etc are all done with ease. I'll have to say that Slim keeps one of the neatest stalls
of any horse ever and, believe it or not, he can stay out in the pasture for a few days
and still look clean in spite of all that beautiful white. As good as he is today, he'll
be incredible like his brothers as he ages and matures physically making him some
kind of fun. His gait is very nice and it gets better and better every time we go out
and put in some miles. He'll stand stock still to mount, walk off on a loose rein, or
get busy and move on out if that's your pleasure. This Cassanova aims to please so
get ready for some fun... SOLD Reg. SSHBEA Alt.Picture1 2 4 Trail Picture
Head Picture1 2 3
This may be the softest/gentlest soul I've ever met...
Why go to the movies...
Avenger will take you places far better
than any movie
script and you'll have way more fun than watching those "superheroes" fighting
crime and bad guys. He's a 9y/o TWH that is one of the sweetest/gentlest guys you
will ever have the opportunity to meet. The adjective that seems to best describe
his disposition to me is "soft", and not in a mamby/pamby way, but in a make you
feel affection kind of way. His mind is so steady/solid out on the trail and when
I ride him he's always get a firm/strong feel to his movement so there's never any
question that he can tackle the toughest terrain. But he does it in a way that gives
a feeling of quiet confidence which should make even the novice rider feel totally
at ease. Avenger has a wonderful "handle" on him and has learned to neck rein
exceptionally well and his mouth is nice and light so it's very easy to enjoy riding
in any setting. He loves a bath, clips/loads/shoes and does all the routine stuff so
easily that it doesn't seem at all like work. He'll walk slowly all day long if that's
what you want to do and steps up into his gait any time you ask him, so you can
ride with non-gaited buddies if you have them. Avenger pastures well with all my
guys, but he really loves to come in to his stall for meals and he's one of the best
housekeepers you could find. I bet he could even win the GoodHousekeeping Seal
of approval because it's always a breeze to clean his stall which I can appreciate
since I do all that work myself. He is such a rare find because he has lived a
wonderful life every day so far and I surely intend that same picture for the rest of
his life. While he doesn't wear a superhero costume he does take on the world and
lets you grin knowing you've got your own personal Avenger...
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Joe and Soldier are just some of the great brothers
and several more of the brothers are listed below...
| 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 I
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 and 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".
CJ is the half brother to my personal horse, LS, as
well as about 15 other brothers by the same sire...
CJ has physically matured into one gorgeous boy...
| Merci Beaucoup...
Cactus Jack Beaucoup can't teach
you to speak the entire
French language, but you will certainly learn to say Merci Beaucoup or "thank
you very much" every single time you're riding him. He's a 6y/o, 15.1h TWH that
I raised up and started out just like so many other of his brothers and they all
turned out to make some of the best I've offered. CJ has always been extremely
handsome and he's matured into one big stocky/sturdy made guy. His gait is one
of the smoothest from the first step through any speed you choose to ride and it's
the same every time he's saddled up. Like his full brother Budd Lite and all the
many others I've raised up, trained and placed by the same sire, they prove over
and over that DNA trumps everything (with rare exception) when selecting and
making a great horse. Even the very best training techniques cannot overcome a
poor mind. CJ has the type disposition to do whatever has been asked of him with
absolutely no reservation and he always does it with ease. From the stall to the
trailer to the trail and back, he's pure and simple pleasure. He'll tackle any type
terrain I've encountered like a true professional. Crossing water, hopping over
logs, busting through brush, and anything else odd has never been an issue for
him and he is about as non-spooky as any live horse could be. He'll make a farrier
grin from ear to ear, loves grooming and baths, loads/unloads with ease, stands to
mount/dismount, and it would be hard to find a more cooperative trail partner. I
am never in a hurry for any my guys to leave and CJ is one of those that I really
did not want to place ; I may just be on to something. But I can't keep them all
and this boy is destined to be someone's most special companion so when that day
arrives we'll be ready to say "merci beaucoup"...
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I am doing something a little different here just because... 11/18/2012 It's the
Sunday before Thanksgiving and the weather is totally awesome so I decided to
take CJ out on a beautiful day for a great ride. As I was bringing him up it just
happened that he and I did quite a lot of solo riding because it just worked out
that way. He was always the perfect trail partner from the very beginning once
again proving that age has absolutely nothing to do with having and making a
truly great horse. Today was no exception and with such a gorgeous fall day, the
temperature in the mid 60's and not one cloud to be found anywhere, I can't for
the life of me find any reason to be anything less than completely thankful for so
much wonder and goodness around me, truly blessed. Life is good. Here are quite
a few pictures and videos from our ride... I hope you enjoy as much as we did...
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Budd is another one of the handsome "brothers"...
take my Budd Light hot or cold....Beaucoup's Budd Light might just be
one of the simplest/easiest horses to enjoy on the trail that you could ever imagine.
He's a wonderful partner from beginning to end and it won't matter what you've
got planned, he'll deliver with ease and confidence. Budd has been an excellent
student since day one and has always learned everything I've offered to teach
him on the first try and once he's learned it, it's in there to stay. He's a real stocky
15.1 plus hand coming 4y/o TWH that proves again that it doesn't take age to be
a great horse, it just takes a great horse with great training to be a great horse. I
would put him up against the very best found and match disposition, mind, and
overall temperament regardless of age. His gait is very nice, his walk is one of the
smoothest to be found, and while he's happy to move on out, he would be just as
happy to walk, literally, all day long. My personal horse, LS, is his brother as are
many others I have offered in the last few years and I am always grinning from
ear to ear every time we have one ready. Budd is truly a trail partner in every way
whether it's rural or urban riding, hilly or flat, woods or road. Never mind that he
is absolutely beautiful to look at, he's one that I would be happy to ride from now
'til the end of my riding days... and that's a long way off. You'll never care if he's
ice cold or not, because he's always great... This Budd is for you....
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the Ponderosa every day...
Beaucoup's Little Joe couldn't be more
if Hoss, Ben, and Adam were there to ride with you. He's a 5y/o TWH who is as
gentle as the day is long and sweet doesn't come close to being the right adjective
to describe his disposition. He's a "big" 15.1h and always gives a feeling of total
confidence when out on the trail. Joe is one of those trail horses that just seems
to be in 4 wheel drive taking very deliberate slow steps in even the trickiest type
terrain. His favorite gait is to walk but it's absolutely no problem to get him into
his really smooth gait and he has a big fun rolling canter that reminds me of DJ
every time we do it. I have found him to be extremely steady minded and it would
seem to take a true disaster to get his attention diverted from delivering a great
ride every time we saddle up. He's the kind of horse that almost any person with
just the basic natural ability to ride horses could learn and build their confidence
while improving their own skill level. But, don't think for a minute you will out-
grow his ability as he has the natural gift to please even the seasoned riders who
enjoy a challenge once in a while. Bathing, clipping, load/unload, shoeing, etc.
are all done with ease and he seems intent on always fully cooperating with any
request given. Each and every "brother" who shares his great sire have been just
the same and I would have a hard time dreaming of better trail partners/ family
members. Joe's pictures give a glimpse of his beauty but the real joy is knowing
him in person. You can find all the fun of Virginia City and the Ponderosa right
here and then begin to write your own perfect script with Joe...
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Forward, March...Beaucoup's Soldier is definitely the type
a 4-Star General in anybody's army. He's a 3y/o TWH who proves over and over
just why we love his daddy, who happens to be the daddy of my personal horse LS
and several other boys I've previously placed and still to come. Soldier is such a
sweet/loving horse and has a wonderful mind which makes all the different stuff
you do with him a pleasure. On the trail he's taken any challenge with the savvy
and confidence that you'd expect from a much older horse, yet he's always had it.
He's very steady and his gait is one of those naturally smooth and easy to ride so
it doesn't require any special knowledge or skill to enjoy. Walking down slowly is
never a problem and he has just the right amount of go to get the job done if you
want to move on and gait or climb a hill and see what's up there. I've had Soldier
in some very tough/tight/tricky places and he has never let me down, and actually
been quite amazing in a spot or two where we really had to be precise and steady.
It's always fun to have an excellent student and this boy is sure enough got what
it takes to be on the Honor Roll. All the routine stuff like baths/clipping/loading/
unloading/standing to mount/shoeing/etc are so simple and easy to do. He's just
another one of those really great horses that's born to be a trail partner and he
literally gets better with every step on every ride. He stands a little over 15.2h at
this time but will likely get to 15.3ish when he's fully matured making him such
a great size for about any type riding. While I may be too old to join Uncle Sam's
army, I'd be sure to find a way to be in the army with this Soldier...
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Shadow is one big ghentle giant of a trail buddy
casts a big Shadow... Beaucoup's Shadow does cast a large shadow 'cause
he is a big boy. At 16.1h, this 6y/o is built like a Sherman tank and Shadow is big
enough to pack the larger rider who can mount him but it would be hard to find
a sweeter/gentler horse. He has the same wonderful disposition all his "brothers"
exhibit and might even take it a notch up in the gentle department, if that could
be possible. Although I know there is someone out there who
couldn't ride him, I have a hard time imagining who that could be. He is simple/
easy to ride whether you want to walk or gait and while he never gets in a hurry
you can get him to move out just for the asking. Just like every horse we own, he
is grain fed 14% feed twice daily, fat/healthy, stall kept and still has the laid back
disposition to make most anyone a great riding partner. On the trail he's always
very careful to step in just the right direction and keeps his footing perfect. He's
got the same wonderful gait that all these boys have and he'll do it with one rider
or two as we've found him totally happy to ride double. Shadow's color when he's
fully shed out is the most brilliant copper sorrel and his unusual white markings
really stand out in the sun. He's a dream to handle on the ground as he has such
a laid back "do whatever you want with me" type attitude. All the routine daily
chores are a breeze and I have many times had to pick out his stall around him if
he's resting as he doesn't mind just lying there while I work. The only Shadow
that could be more relaxing would be that of a big shade tree...
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I told you his summer coat color would be beautiful
and it is. Enjoy all this beauty plus the rest Nancy...
Five Star all the way... Golden General
made it to the top ranks with ease and
style. He's a 5y/o TWH that has that beautiful deeeep gold that we all love to see
in every Palomino yet it's rare to find. At 15.1h, he's the perfect size for most any
rider to mount with ease and still big enough to feel great underneath you. His
disposition is second to none and talk about a stylish gait and way of going, he's
definitely your huckleberry. Nothing seems to bother him out on the trail and he
is just as easy going at home and at the occasional parade or anywhere else we've
had the pleasure to "show him off". His mane and tail are pure white and simple
to keep that way as he is one of those wonderful guys that just never seems to get
dirty. All the routine stuff like baths/clipping/loading-unloading/etc are all done
with the simple ease expected from all our horses so any time you spend with him
is so enjoyable. His mind is so sharp and steady that it almost seems like he knows
what you're wanting before you even ask and he's always been willing to answer
every request with a "yes". Like with kids, you try to not have "favorites" but I
find myself putting this boy at the top of the list of really fine
horses I've had the pleasure to own and place. Take his beautiful color out of
the picture and this is still one of the nicest all around horses to be found. And if
you factor in the beautiful Golden shade (and it looks like it will be much darker
when he's finished shedding out) this may just be one of the finest Palominos we
will ever offer. I truly salute each and every soldier defending our great country,
offer each my gratitude, and hope each one has a General of this quality...
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This picture is of Maggie when she was 3y/o. She is
now 8y/o and even more beautiful, if that's possible
New pictures and videos this week, weather permit
This picture is of my Maggie on 5/13/13 and as you
can see, as beautiful as she was then, she has grown
and matured into a totally gorgeous girl. I love her.
Maggie Mae... Maggie
Now was raised up from a six month old right here
at Evening Shade Farm and I have loved her since the very beginning. Her color
and markings are absolutely beautiful but that's not anywhere near the best of it.
She has made one of the top horses we have ever brought up here regardless of
age/size/color/gender and I am personally partial to the geldings, but she is one of
those great ones that makes you forget everything except the pure enjoyment of
riding. I placed Maggie when she was just coming four in what I, as always, had
intended to be a lifetime home. Things change and people face uncertain health
circumstances and other issues so I was offered the opportunity to bring her right
back to her original "home". I never had to even think about it and am so truly
thankful that I got her back. She had not been ridden in three years when I came
back home with her so I was initially anxious to see "where she was" in terms of
her mind. All I did for a month plus was to enjoy feeding/grooming/hanging out
and just loving on her. I finally shod her, saddled her up, and took her down to
the round pen to see how she'd do, and she was amazing. I literally worked her
two rounds when she turned and faced me, walked right up as if to say "why the
heck are we doing this when we could be riding". So I loaded her into the trailer
to the woods at Blue Creek. It was one
of the best rides ever with her never missing a step and performing as though she
had been ridden every day in between then and now. I rode with friends who
were all on geldings, met some other folks also on geldings, and no one would've
ever known I was riding a mare without looking. Up and down, across water and
over logs/downed trees, off the trail blazing and just sitting still. She was flawless.
I could go on for days but if you want one truly incredible trail partner and best
friend then your search can end right here. I'll be very picky when screening for
her new home so don't get your panties in a wad when I ask specific questions as
it is information I need to make a decision for "My Maggie". Thanks, DT
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Well, we finally got a break in weather and time to
get Trey's new pictures and boy does he look great.
aka Trey has turned out just as we'd expected in every way,
totally awesome and beautiful. He's Bold Kat's brother and both apples landed
right next to the tree. I brought him home when he was just a year old and have
be waiting, impatiently because of who he is, for him to get to that place where he
is ready for just the right person for him to share his life. He was a little small for
a year or two so I didn't even start him under saddle until last fall when he was
three. I truly expected for him to top out at 15-15.1 hands and that's exactly what
he measured until january and he took a growing spurt and has matured into one
beautiful 15.2-15.3 hand boy, making him the perfect size for my taste. Trey is a
now 4y/o TWH that will make someone their perfect lifetime trail partner and bud
because he has not only great skills under saddle but he also loves people and all
the attention you care to give him. Of course, he bathes, clips, loads/unloads, will
stand stock still to mount/dismount from either side, great for the farrier, and he
rides just as well in a halter/leadrope/bareback as he does under saddle. His trail
work is some of the best and he fell into that groove with ease never seeming to
mind whatever has popped up while out on the trail. He's a great pasture mate no
matter with whom he is sharing space and usually comes to meet you even if food
has already been served for the morning, and stays up fine in a stall as well. I'll
have to admit he is a little messy as housekeeping goes but maybe I'm a little hard
to please since I clean the stalls every day. Twice a day! I always looked forward
to riding Bold Kat and I find myself just as eager to get this boy out for a trail ride
because he just keeps getting better every time out and it doesn't get much better
than that. I want another one just like him. Me, too. Me Three...
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Watch this video showing how great minded horses handle the unexpected(I barely got the camera out)
The Bold and Beautiful...
Bold Kat could have a starring role in
a soap opera
if they were about big times and high life out on the trail, and riding him is more
fun than being a soap star. Coming 4y/o, 15.2h TWH in steel grey who has such a
sweet disposition that you want to take him with you everywhere. Given his nice
full build now, I suspect he'll grow another inch or a bit more and since he has a
big bone structure it shouldn't be a problem for him to carry most anyone. He's so
laid back and easy going under saddle that you kind of forget you're riding on a
horse which makes for such an enjoyable time. And he's just as much pleasure to
be around when he's not under saddle and you're grooming, shoeing, or hanging
out for no particular reason. His gait is nice at any/every speed and he won't care
if you want to walk down the trail nice and slow to take in the scenery because he
is happy to be there. Kat has a steady mind/nature so taking in new/different types
of places has always been a breeze since he's just not looking for trouble. This boy
is another great example of how the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and that's
why I go back time and again to the same bloodlines for my young stock to be
raised up for future trail partners. Like his brother, Roy D, Kat has all the right
qualities to make just what I'm looking to end up riding when I'm all finished
schooling my young horses. I'd be happy to have several more just like him and
that's just as true for all my horses, each one makes me proud. He's one I could go
on and on about this aspect or that quality but the real proof is what he'll tell you
when the saddle goes on and the riding begins. So if you're looking to find a true
trail partner/companion then you'll want to tune in for every episode...
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Sam is a beautiful Cremello with White mane/tail
and he is the "creme de la creme" in every way...
high on White Lightning...
Silver Streak's White Lightning aka
is another brother of Mojo, one of my personal favorites. He's a stoutly built 15.1h
TWH with all the great qualities we've come to expect from this superior family
of horses. Sam has a very regal look about him, maybe due to his soft Cremello
color which has a pearl-like glow. He's a very steady calm 8y/o boy with a real no
nonsense/ non-spooky attitude which makes him very simple and easy for almost
anyone to ride. Sam loves to eat and will follow you anywhere/ do anything for a
treat. He's lived a wonderful pampered life and had only the best of care, and I
am committed to finding that same lifestyle for his future (the same as I do for
all of my family of horses). He loves to go out in the pasture and hasn't had any
problem with the sun, and loves a stall. On the trail he delivers a solid/steady ride
and has never seemed to care what you do or when you choose to do it. Sam has
all the right stuff to make the perfect trail/pleasure companion for life and does
it with all the style and grace of the truly wonderful Tennessee Walking Horse.
He has a very solid four beat gait at every speed, and also a nice smooth canter.
Just for a little fun I took Sam over to the Tennessee Walking Horse National
Celebration show grounds to ride around and enjoy talking to horse show goers.
He was a PERFECT gentleman in every way, allowing folks from toddler size to
adults a chance to pet and meet a Tennessee Walking Horse up close. There were
vehicles of all type and description, back-up beepers, huge crowds swarming and
he seemed to actually love every minute. He might be as much at home doing a
mounted police/crowd control job as being a natural trail horse.I rode Sam and
we had an absolute blast. Prohibition has ended...
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Bandit can make any photographer look talented..
He's so simple to ride that it may be too much fun...
could easily steal your heart and everything else
but he won't because he's too busy giving you 110% of all he's got. And I can tell
you that it's more than plenty. He's one of the sweetest most accommodating guys
I've ever met and that's a tall order to fill. At just 10y/o, he's such a great age for
anyone and has experience plus on the trails and just about anywhere you could
think about riding. Bandit is a very sturdy made 15 hands and has ample ability
to carry most any rider all day long with ease. His gait is a silky smooth four beat
at any speed and he's just as good barefoot as with shoes, making it simple/easy
for even the novice gaited horse rider to get it right. Say "whoa" and give a light
touch to the reins and he stops, immediately. But he's also just as easy to get into
his gait by simply "kissing" to him and giving a light squeeze with your legs. Out
on the trail he listens for any direction and is one of those guys that seem steady
no matter what may come along. Up hills, down hills, over logs, through the mud,
crossing water, whatever the trail has to offer is just what he handles with all the
confidence expected from a well trained and seasoned trail horse. Bandit is such
a pleasure to handle on the ground doing anything that may be on the menu for
the day. He's simple to bathe, clip, groom, shoe (if you decide you want them on),
lead, load, whatever, and with his sweet loving personality it's hard to decide just
what is the most fun to do with him. I'll still take saddling up and riding because
with his steady nature and perfect gait, it's hard to stop riding and un-tack. Right
now I have six to seven horses that share his great bloodlines because they seem
to always have just the right combination for making awesome partners. This boy
will definitely make you want to be his getaway driver... Reg. TWHBEA
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The two Mo's... full bros... Keb Mo and the Mojo...
| You just can't
have too many Mo's... So you'll
know, in the coming
months, his full brother Keb Mo will be offered for consideration. He has the
same great mind that Mojo possesses and even though his color is a little bit
lighter shade of Chocolate Palomino, he is every bit as gorgeous in every way.
He just turned 2y/o back in March and has only been lightly ridden so he will
not be available until later in the year. However, due to overwhelming number
of folks that wanted Mojo, I decided to give a heads up for anyone who might
seriously want to consider him as their future trail companion. There will be
other pictures posted along the way as well as videos under saddle to show just
how awesome he is. Stay tuned for a lotta' Mo to come..... Alt. Pic1 2 Head
Keb Mo has left me to move in with his awesome new family.
I just couldn't let him get gone without making some new pictures and some
videos to show off. He was born a great horse and turned into nothing less than
nearly the best trail/pleasure partner I have ever had the privilege to raise up.
That's not said to take anything away from all of the wonderful horses I have
had and presently have. I personally miss each and every horse that leaves me,
but knowing what amazing new homes and families that they join makes it fun
and joyful. Keb and Pecos Bill are going together and so they'll be there to give
each other comfort during the trip and as they settle into their new home and
Copper rides/gaits bitted, bit-less, or in a side-pull
and has one of the nicest trail lopes/canter to ride
| ...."daddy ran
the whiskey in a big block Dodge"....Copperhead Road
proves to be far better than any big block Dodge if you're looking to have fun
and see the sights up and down any trail. He's a very solidly built and great
minded 15h, 5y/o that can carry most any size rider easily and he'll park out
to make mounting even easier. His color is the perfect shade of Buckskin and
what makes it even better is that he does not have a white hair any place on
his body so you get all the perfect coal black to go with that beautiful copper.
The terrain never seems too tough for this boy and while he'll be all the horse
that even the most seasoned rider may want, he's plenty gentle for just about
anyone who has good basic horse sense, and that's needed to ride any horse
besides the ones out front of Wal Mart. He was raised by the family who still
own his daddy and we were plenty pleased to be able to acquire such a great
family horse. Copper really enjoys attention and will let you do anything that
needs done with the ease and cooperation that we look for in any/every horse.
He will walk quietly all day if you'd like and never get hurried, or step up and
gait easily for you whenever asked. He is very simple and easy to handle and
ride so whether you're loading up to get out on the trails or just taking a day
to hang out around the place and do routine stuff, it will be fun. You can ride
him out alone or in any size group, any place in that group, down the road, or
anywhere else and he's always having fun. Color aside, Copper is going to
be one of those horses that everybody compliments because he's just plain old
awesome in every way... You'll always come back on Copperhead Road...
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|| This Beau will
Rock your world...Generator's Rocky Beau has everything
even the most discriminating person could want in a perfect Beau. He's a 3y/o
TWH that stands a a very nice 15.1h and will fill out to make the perfect size
horse. His disposition is absolutely wonderful and his gait is so smooth that it
would be hard to decide which is better. Beau is developing the perfect rocking
chair type canter and never gets wound up about anything. In all of the videos
listed below he is working in a Bosal that I put on him for the very first time
five minutes before I began shooting these clips. He has always taken to every
request I have made of him and just gets better and better each ride. I have
ridden him at night, down the road for miles, in every type terrain you could
imagine, by himself and in groups, and he always delivers a perfect ride each
time he's saddled up. He'll walk or gait on a loose rein when asked like all of
our horses, is neck reining, and backs. Beau is another one of those awesome
young horses who turn out to be the aged horses that everyone oohs and aahs
over and wishes that they owned themselves. I've had him since a yearling
and he's been a pleasure to work with and never had an issue dealing with any
new or different situation we've ever encountered. He's the type of horse that
I focus my efforts on because he was born to be a great trail/pleasure horse
and the work is always so easy with this type. They just "get it" from the very
beginning and that makes every day fun. If you're looking to find a wonderful
partner then this may be the ultimate Beau...
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It seems Loretta just gets more beautiful each day.
| No Pit Crew
needed... She's All Jacked Up has everything necessary to
you the very best trail and pleasure companion you may ever meet. She's a 4 y/o
reg. SSH with some of the most beautiful markings you'll see and her ability is
just as awesome. Loretta has a wonderful gait at any speed and with her light
responsive mouth, riding her is almost effortless. She has plenty of get up and go
to suit most anyone but is very content to walk whenever asked. She is always a
compliant and well mannered partner and is so simple to ride that most anyone
with basic horsemanship will just love her. On the trail she'll tackle the most
challenging terrain with the expertise if a well seasoned mount and never seems
bothered by wildlife, ditches, mud(which is in plentiful supply this winter), hills,
or anything else we've encountered. Standing a very nice 15 hands, she's plenty
easy to mount/dismount and built sturdy enough to carry most any rider all day.
FYI... I purchased Loretta because she is an awesome trail horse but it just so
happens that at the SSHBEA Fall Championship Show 2008 she won not only
the Country Trail Pleasure Championship but was also voted the "Horse of the
Year" in the same category. Not bad for a "country born and raised" girl from
middle Tennessee. She neck reins/backs/lopes and is just an all around blast to
ride no matter what you want to do and your farrier will absolutely love her to
death. There just isn't much she can't or won't do and I really wouldn't be able
to say what that might be. I'm always hearing people saying that you can't ride
"pretty" and to that my response is they just haven't met Loretta. She is all that
plus more a whole lotta' more....
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Gypsy is a very pretty dark chestnut/black color
| KING me...
The Gypsy King
will have you thinking you're the royalty with
all the devotion and loyalty he'll lavish on you. He's an extremely gentle and
loving 6y/o TWH who has impeccable manners in every respect from the stall
to the trails and back again. Gypsy's gait is rock steady at any speed from slow
walking down the trail to whatever speed you choose to gait and he does it all
on a loose rein. He never hurries unless you ask for him to and is settled and
extremely consistent anywhere you take him. It doesn't matter if you can only
ride intermittently because he never changes and will be the very same steady
solid horse each and every time you saddle up. He's a thick made 14.3h and is
plenty sturdy to carry most anyone easily down the trail and his size is so nice
for mounting. Take him home and you'll be the one joining the Royal family...
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Red Cloud reminds me very much of a wonderful
horse named Hoss both in build and personality...
the winner by a knockout...Mike Tyson is a real champion but he'll
give you a chance to be a winner , too. He's a 4y/o SSH that's got all the great
qualities looked for in a wonderful trail and pleasure horse. His gait is truly
awesome at any speed from the slowest walk right up through the entire range
he covers. He's very sweet and affectionate, loves all the treats he can get, and
is so easy to handle any and every where. Out on the trail he is very steady and
takes on anything new or different with the cooperation and ease we'd expect
from a great minded horse. He was born and raised right here in my area and
has been a family trail/pleasure horse all of his life. At a very sturdy built 15h,
he's an easy horse to mount/dismount (he stands perfectly still for both) and he
is plenty able to carry most any rider all day with ease. I call him Red Cloud
even though his registered name is Mike Tyson, because that is what his family
before me called him and it is an excellent name. I have found him to be one of
the simplest horses to ride which makes him so fun and easy to enjoy for even
the non-gaited horse person who has decided to quit beating themselves up on
a trotter (not that they don't deserve love, too). The sun wouldn't cooperate the
day I shot his pictures so his color does not come through with all the sheen it
shows in person and is a very deep mahogany bay/tri color as his mane/tail are
black and white. Red Cloud gladly walks or gaits on a loose rein and responds
to whoa just as all of my horses do, immediately. He's just another example of
a horse that was meant to be a trail/pleasure horse from birth, because in my
experience great horses like great athletes, are born and not made. Step into
the ring with Mike Tyson and you'll both be "Champions" ...
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|| He ain't no
Bill is really an extraordinary kind
of guy given all his many talents. While he may just be one of the very best 5y/o
trail riding horses to be found, he's also a whale of a great buggy pulling horse
and top that off with the fact that he'll hitch single or double. My roads have
become too treacherous with traffic to hitch up here, but the older gentleman
from whom I purchased Willie actually drove more than he rode. He stands
a very nice 15.1h, and it would be hard to find a nicer trail gaiting TWH. His
color is a very deep/dappled chocolate palomino and is mane/tail are beautiful
silver/flaxen. Willie gladly steps up into his wonderfully smooth gait, which is
great at any speed, and he'll also walk down slow for the asking as long as you
like. He's probably one of the sweetest, most affectionate horses you could find
and is so fun/easy to handle on the ground, in the trailer, around the barn, and
most especially out on the trail. Nothing seems to distract or bother him so the
riding is just simple and fun. Willie has no problem riding out alone (none of
our horses do), riding in any size group, or riding anywhere within that group.
The longer you ride him the more you appreciate his easy gait that just comes
very naturally to him with no real need for any sort of help. Even if you don't
get to ride for a while it's no worry because horses like Willie are the just same
every time you saddle up to ride. And isn't that the horse we all really want?
I look for great horses in every one I choose but it never hurts to get a big
ole dose of purty to go along with it and this WillBilly has it all...
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Clark just may be as safe as horseback riding gets.
| He's definitely a
Super Hero... Quall's Super Color will amaze you with his
super seasoned trail veteran abilities. He's 7y/o 15.2h reg. TWH who's been trail
ridden his entire life and it shows in his every move. Take a look at Video1 and 2
to get an idea of just how safe and solid minded he truly is on any given day. I
call him Clark (as in Clark Kent) because he'll make you feel so safe and secure
as if you were being taken care of by Superman himself. His gait is as smooth as
they come and he's the natural type that just does it no matter what. Out on the
trail his abilities are second to none taking on any type terrain we've ever come
across like the seasoned pro he is. While there are people out there who will just
never be able to ride because they just don't have any "horse" in them, it would
be hard to imagine anyone not being able to ride Clark safely. He's the perfect
gentleman on the ground, under saddle, in the horse trailer, etc which makes it
a real joy to spend all the time possible with him. Naturally, he stands to mount/
dismount, walks quietly on a loose rein until asked for more, gaits so smoothly/
effortlessly any time you want, and will stand patiently for as long as necessary.
Clark is very calm and easy to handle and has taken any/every odd situation I
have ever encountered in stride. He gets along the best with all the different guys
he's ever shared the pasture with and seems to just want to be comfortable where
ever he finds himself. It's nearly impossible to find great aged/mature horses who
come with all the good stuff and no garbage baggage but every once in a while a
real gem pops up. Clark is one of the nicest partners to be found and you won't
have to search the galaxy to find him. Not even Kryptonite bothers him...
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fun than Gilligan's Island...Rachel Ginger is as pretty as
and she's much easier to keep. Ginger is a 4y/o TWH whose natural abilities
surpass even her beautiful color and conformation. She stands a solid 15.1h
and has the sweet disposition of the gentlest lamb and yet has the heart of a
lion when you're out on the trail. Her gait is very smooth and easy for anyone
to ride and she has one of the lightest/softest mouths that you could ever hope
for which makes her so nice to handle. Ginger is responsive to any queue yet
she knows what to ignore making her such a dream to ride in the woods, and
the going doesn't get too tough for her to handle. Naturally, she bathes, clips,
loads, shoes, and does all the routine stuff with the ease you'd expect from a
really great horse. She'll stand still to mount/dismount and walk on a loose
rein until you ask for more and has never gotten rattled at anything we have
encountered on the trail, down the road, or anywhere else. While I have really
never been a "mare person" so to speak, she's another one of those awesome
mares like Maggie, Beam, Penny, Maxie, and a few others that have made me
change religion. This is one of the most fun horses I have ridden in the woods
and no matter what has come up, she's delivered with ease. She'll jump, slide,
cross, go up/down/across, and be steady all the way. If you really enjoy getting
out on the trail and having some fun playing around then this may just be the
horse you're looking to find. She'll turn more heads than Ginger & MaryAnn
plus she's way too much fun for just a three hour tour...
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Bummer is not only extremely handsome, but also
very handy to have around the barn if you find that
you're needing a little help.
is my kind of "Bummer"...
gives the phrase "what
a Bummer" an entirely new and very desirable meaning. I seldom ever have
an opportunity to offer great older horses and yet here at one time have two of
the best ever. Much like HazMat, Bummer is a very stocky 8y/o 15.2h TWH that
is absolutely one of the sweetest/gentlest horses to be found. He loves treats, just
like any and all of our horses do, and really enjoys being groomed and doted on.
But that is just the beginning because riding him is the real dream. His gait is
smooth and easy at any speed and as much fun as that may be, he's also happy
to walk down slowly. He comes from some of the very best old foundation TWH
bloodlines and true to his heritage, he got the beauty and the wonderful mind
that reinforces to those of us who've always loved Tennessee Walking Horses
the many reasons we do. Bummer is at home anywhere you take him and seems
to never mind what may come up out on the trail. He's extremely laid back and
very surefooted on even the trickiest trail terrain. At home, he's just as much a
pleasure to handle and has always been the consummate gentleman no matter
what's on the agenda. Of course he does all the normal stuff that horses need
to do like bathing/clipping/loading-unloading/standing for mount-dismount/
etc. just like you'd expect a great horse to do. He's stoutly built and plenty of
horse to carry anyone that can climb on as far and long as they choose to ride
and yet so gentle and easy to handle. Like all of my horses, it really doesn't
matter how often, or seldom, you may ride because he's proven himself to be
the same steady horse each time. You'll love saying "man, what a Bummer"...
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Granny always said if the women can't find you handsome, they should at
least find you handy. Well, Bummer is both.
| Everything that
Sparkles is not gold... Rocky Sparkles is a much more
rare find than gold. He's a 4y/o TWH gelding that might be one of the most
eye catching 15.1h horses that you'll see. His disposition is better than gold
and it would be hard to find a more reliable trail horse anywhere. He's more
than happy to walk all day on a loose rein but can easily step up into a gait
that is smooth to ride. Rocky is so polite on the ground or under saddle that
you might just want him to teach your kids or friends a thing or two. Out on
the trail he is willing and able to tackle any type terrain and I have never
encountered anything that has rattled his confidence. He's the kind of horse
that everybody oohhs and aahhs over. No Jeweler needed to Sparkle...
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Moonshine has a wonderful lope out on the trail
| There's a still
in them hills...
Moonshine in Dixie might be the only legal
way to have some "shine" these days. It won't really matter how far back in
the hills you go, he's still right at home taking on every challenge in stride.
He's a 5y/o TWH that stands a very stoutly built 15.2 hands and feels the best
between your legs. Moonshine will gladly walk down slow for as long as you
like but has all the go you'll ever need to get you wherever you're headed. I
have found him to be one of the most capable of horses in any setting but he
really has a great mind for the woods taking on toughest terrain so carefully.
He's an extremely sweet/loving horse and is so easy to handle from beginning
to end of any day you spend with him. Once you meet him you'll see just why
we in the south have always known, the best Moonshine is in Dixie...
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you had to be a Big Shot... Pusher's Big Shot of Gen can give you
that same feeling better than Billy Joel. He's a 15.1h TWH gelding that
is missing absolutely nothing you could need or want in your perfect horse.
Not only does he have gait, conformation, disposition, and great color but
he will also pull anything from a Doctor's buggy to a sled and do it like a
pro. His ground manners are superior, he clips/loads/shoes, side-pass, neck
rein, and anything else you might want to do with ease. Big Shot has a lot
of miles of trail experience but also has the walk and shake that it takes to
succeed in the show ring. He's 4 1/2y/o that's gentle and laid back enough
for anyone to ride and feel safe. Your friends will be so knocked out...
| Check under the
hood...Pride's Dipstick is always serviced and
take you wherever you want to go. He's a 5y/o TWH gelding that stands a
perfect 15h and is extremely well made and pretty in addition to his great
gait and wonderful disposition. He is gentle enough for almost anyone to
ride with a smooth natural gait and very willing nature. Pride neck reins,
backs, goes wherever asked without question, and never seems bothered by
new places or things. He has been ridden by himself and in many different
size groups and doesn't care where he is within the group or at being left
by himself. This is one of the nicest all around horses I've had the great
pleasure to own and he will deliver you full service at no charge...
| Can you say
"like, totally awesome"? JC Sonny Boy is all that and
more. A 10y/o TWH gelding with this kind of style and class is a very rare
find indeed. He has all the wonderful qualities looked for in a nice trail
and pleasure partner with plenty of experience to go around. JC parks out,
neck reins, backs, bathes/clips/loads, and has a gait that will keep you in
the saddle for hours on end. His disposition is sweet and loving to go along
with picture perfect conformation, a light responsive mouth, and manners
that would make Amy Vanderbilt jealous. He stands an accurate 15h so he
is easy to mount/dismount and he'll walk slowly on a loose rein all day but
more than happy to gait whenever asked. Leave 'em looking in awe...
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| You can have it
all.... Greed is going make someone their perfect
very, very soon. He's a 4 1/2y/o, 15.3hand TWH gelding with all the right
stuff to finish out as one of the best horses you could own. His looks and
disposition speak for themselves, but his what is truly amazing is just how
smart he is. He can learn any lesson almost as quickly as you can show it
to him and he seems to thrive on being taught new and different things.
In the woods and trails he is absolutely awesome, with a gait that's really
nice now and continues to get better. Nothing ever seems to bother him
and he is as great with his ground manners as he is in the saddle. Who
says you can't have it all? Greed is well on his way right now...
bling-bling than a new Thunderbird... T and T's Dr Kahn aka
T-Bird is truly one fine ride no matter who you are. He's a 6y/o SSH gelding
whose looks speak for themselves and his ability under saddle does the same.
Whether you're in the woods or on the road, he's the kind of ride that just
makes you want to smile almost as big as you will every time someone tells
you how gorgeous he looks; standing or moving. He neck reins the best, has
a short lope you can ride for days, a wonderful gait, and a disposition that
makes him even better. T-Bird is one of those rare horses with a presence
that makes him stand out in every crowd and when you're riding you can
know he's telling the world, "yea, I'm all that". Get you some bling-bling....
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| Make your trail
riding In-Vigorating...Vigorator has just what it takes
to put the "hot damn that was fun" into your riding time. He's a 6y/o, 15.1h
TWH gelding that's got the total package when it comes to trail riding. His
gait is true walking and he's happy to go slow on a loose rein, step up to any
speed you may like, or give you a nice lope to get where you're going. In the
woods he's as good as it gets taking on any type terrain with ease and agility
making any ride on him pure fun. He's got a very sweet/loving disposition &
is so easy to handle no matter what you're doing. Vigor is gentle enough to
make even the novice rider feel confident yet has the ability to satisfy a true
veteran rider. Get more goose-bumps than a New Year's Day swim...
| See the
lightning, Feel the Thunder...
Comanche's Thunder P
every quality you look for in a safe, steady, reliable, rock solid trail/pleasure
horse. He is as close to perfect as he can get and still be a horse. His ground
manners are superb, under saddle he is an absolute dream, and he will even
pull a buggy if you like to take a drive now and then. Thunder stands a very
stocky 15.1h even though he seems much bigger and will park out for even
easier mounting/dismounting. He's a 10y/o SSH gelding that has more good
experience than most any horse you'll find. He's more than happy to walk
all day and has an easy smooth gait as well as a wonderful canter. Thunder
is truly the kind of horse anyone would love. Lightning is optional...
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| Mega looks, mega
style...Jubilee's Mega Star is without a doubt, one
of the prettiest and best made TWH we have ever owned. He has a proud
and natural way of going that has won him top ribbons in the pleasure
horse ranks, but also excels on the trail as a wonderful mount. He's full
bodied with model horse conformation and his gaits are picture perfect.
At 9y/o and 15.1h, Jubilee is a great size and he is gentle and easy to ride
for most anyone. He canters on both leads in that wonderful rolling style
known almost exclusively to the TWH, the "rocking chair". His manners
are excellent on the ground and in the saddle making him mega fun in
every way. Give yourself a dose of Mega pleasure....
| He's pure gold...24Kt Hytone is as close to the real thing as you can|
find at any fine jewelry store. A beautiful 15h TWH gelding that has
everything you look for in a great horse; wonderful smooth gait, calm
and willing disposition, looks that will turn heads, and manners that
are second to none. He's 2 1/2yrs, clips, bathes, loads, stands to mount
dismount from either side, doesn't seem to care what pops up on the
trail, and is as sweet as you could ever want. This is one of those few
horses that are just born to please and it shows. He goes high headed
and proud with a light, responsive mouth that makes riding him pure
gold. Why buy silver when you can have 24Kt...
a Lil' Bit...Lil' Bit of Perfection gives you a whole lotta'
He is a 15.1h, 7 y/o SSH gelding that can deliver the whole nine yards. Great
horses don't come any more gentle and loving than this boy and he'll be the
exact same every time you ask him to go. He parks out for mounting and dis-
mounting (if you need it), neck reins, listens for every direction and delivers,
and of course all the routine stuff is a piece of cake. Bud's one of the calmest
and most solid horses you find yet he'll give you 110% on the trail while still
remaining so easy to ride that you might forget you're on a horse. His gait is
smooth, almost like gliding, and his mouth is extremely light/responsive.
Right here is where you can get a whole lotta' perfection...
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one is fully loaded.... Ruger is definitely a hotshot. You will
have a hard time finding a TWH that goes any prettier under saddle
than him. This 4y/o gelding is by WGC Gen's Armed and Dangerous
and it shows in his gait and conformation. His mouth is as light and
responsive as they get and he is more fun to ride than should be legal.
At 14.3h he's a great size for just about anybody and you'll never need
to worry about getting where you're going, and you'll arrive in style.
Whether you're on the trail or decide to show, you'll get noticed as he
has a way of going that turns heads. He's easy for anyone to ride and
has a gait that's smooth and comfortable.
| Tequila Sunset...
Sun Set Rider would put the finishing touch on any
day and a great big smile on your face to go with it. He's very kind and so
sweet that you sometimes forget he's a horse. At 3y/o and 15.3h, he's a TWH
gelding that's just right for fun. All the routine stuff is so easy that you'll
enjoy every minute. His gait is extremely smooth, easy to ride, and he's very
settled on the trails, the road, or anywhere else you might ride. With the
kind of ground manners and saddle manners we all look for, he has made
a wonderful horse. Smarty is about as gentle and easy to ride as any horse
we've ever had and he is extremely intelligent. He's truly one of the nicest
young horses to be found. Don't let the Sun Set on this bright star...
Hit on 16, Hold on 17.....
Queen's Black Jack
is a winner
either way. A beautiful gunmetal grey with a silver mane and tail,
this 15.1 hand gelding has all the right cards. He's gentle, calm,
neck reins, backs, and learning to canter. On the trail he is smooth
and sensible, doesn't spook, crosses water/ditches/logs/etc. and is
as much fun to ride as any TWH I've been on. His quality gait
proves that bloodlines do make all the difference and one look at
his videos will verify that. The kind of horse that anyone can ride.
Deal yourself a perfect Black Jack. Foaled 03/99
| Call for the Lone
Ranger... Slick's Tonto is looking to hook up. This
is one of the most gentle SSH geldings that you'll ever come across. He's
a 15.1h 6 y/o with a smooth easy gait that perfectly matches his winning
disposition. He stands still whenever asked, goes whenever and wherever
he's asked and is willing to please you in any way he can. Just say whoa,
get off and drop one rein, and he'll be right there when you get back. He
is truly a pleasure to ride and work with no matter what you're doing. A
natural in the woods, he will cross water/ditches/logs, climb or slide, and
at the end of the day you'll feel great because it's all so easy. Tonto does
all the normal routine stuff with no fuss. Him Tonto, you lucky...
| He's hooked up
perfectly...Gen- n -Wired has the right
for a perfect ride every time. He's a 5 y/o TWH gelding that rides so easy
you may just think he is hooked to electricity. This 15.2 hand boy makes
riding such a pleasure as he almost seems to float along with a gait so
smooth and manners that are second to none. Sweet and affectionate to
work with in the stall, crossties, or on his back, he is absolutely one of
the nicest horses I've ever been around. GW is also a super trail horse
taking anything you ask of him and doing it with ease, from crossing
water/ditches/logs to ponying another horse that is having trouble. He
can go all day like he's got battery back-up...
'til the midnight hour...Rebel's Midnight Invasion is just
reason to stay up late. He's a 4y/o SSH gelding who's learned all his lessons
well and is one of the nicest horses to be found. Nothing ever seems to be a
problem for him and he doesn't mind riding out alone with you or go out in
a group. He's nearly perfect on the trail and it seems to be one of his favorite
things to do. Rebel stands a full 16.1 hands and has really turned into a big
stout horse. He never moves a muscle until asked and his gait is truly one of
the most comfortable I've ridden at any speed. His mouth is very light and so
riding him is very easy. Rebel is happy to walk slowly on a loose rein all day
but will gladly gait at any speed he's asked. If you like your horses big/sturdy
and rock solid, this is the total package. Set your alarms for Midnight....
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All of my Tennessee Walking Horses for sale and Spotted
Saddle Horses for sale are ridden 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 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 our 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 bit for that last little bit of primping.
I represent any Tennessee Walker 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 horse and have a pre-purchase exam
before horses leave Evening Shade Farm.
I am not a professional horse trader 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 horses, not quantity. While many of the gaited 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, trade, or consignment horses, but carefully selected and purchased from individual owners. I look at many different aspects of the gaited trail horses I consider, and ultimately the decision comes down to one all important question; "Would I purchase this 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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