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: April 18, 2019
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Owner/Operator of Evening Shade Farm
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As the videos will show, my horses are without any doubt trail ridden in the real world of hills, water, logs
dogs, etc. I feel that it's very important to actually ride and use these horses on real trails and I show you
with videos which are taken by me (David ) out on real trail rides. I don't stand on or crawl under
my horses (I could), but I do extensively expose them to real trail challenges which is what truly matters.
I almost always take the trail videos from horseback while either sitting on and/or riding down the trail. The
views will sometimes be a little shaky even though I am most often riding hands-free guiding with my legs so
that I can use both hands to "stabilize" the camera. Maybe someday I'll get some high tech hat-camera...Ha
Every one of my horses is grain fed twice daily for as long as they live here to promote optimum health/fitness &
so they will feel/look their very best. They will look just like their pictures if you come here to see/meet them in
person and most likely will be even FATTER. In 40 plus years spent around hundreds of horses, I've never met
an under fed/under nourished horse that wasn't "kid/ beginner/ husband broke" because they just don't feel good.
Years ago I asked a knowledgeable horseman "What's your favorite kind of horse?" The immediate answer... FAT!
I've never forgotten that conversation and I couldn't agree with any statement any more whole-heartedly.
Once you've ever had the opportunity to ride and own a great young horse that's got a clean slate, no bad habits,
and no old "baggage" from previous owners/riders, you'll never want the "typical older" horse again. The really
great older horses you see aren't great because of age but rather because they were really great younger horses...
I have learned from folks with whom I have come into contact and having them relate their "cheap/inexpensive"
horse stories to me, that the cost of a really great horse is usually less than their health insurance deductible was.
And they don't lose riding time healing an injury or trying to get over the fear/trauma the horse "cheap" horse caused.
At the end of the day, I believe that all any of us really want is a reliable horse that is easy/simple to ride because
trail riding is supposed to be fun/relaxing and not another job. We already have one of those so we can pay for this.
Each one of my horses carries an AVID Microchip for their protection and safety. These are implanted by my
personal vet (invisible/painless/permanent/tamper-resistant), can be registered nationally and traceable, forever.
This provides a foolproof way to protect your next horse and undeniably proves the exact identity of each horse...
Each one of my horses available for sale is officially registered with papers from the Tennessee Walking Horse
Breeders and Exhibitors Association and/or the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association.
I have those official registration papers and signed transfers in hand for each and every horse I offer.
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"Collector's Kentucky Wildman"
is truly an interpersonal relationship between horse and human
and by my reckoning, the most important part of horse ownership. It will be at it's
very best, the sum total of what you are willing to invest in time and effort which
will in large part, determine what your horse/partner is willing to give back. It's a
mutual participation activity so if you want to just saddle up and expect the horse
to do it all, including baby sit while you just hang on, do both of you a gigantic
favor by getting a big shiny ATV to ride. You'll both go to sleep much happier &
much less frustrated, and yes, they get just as frustrated with us as we do them.
Assuming you start with the right kind of horse, there are really only two main
things you must do to have/keep the horse of your dreams. First, have a very clear
picture in your mind of exactly who/what that horse is. Second, EVERY THING
you do with that horse should be working to that end. Your horse MUST always
believe any/every thing he/she does is in fact 100% YOUR idea--even if it wasn't!
These two simple concepts will help you develop a loving/lasting/winning/and
respecting relationship for ALL. It just does not get any better than that, period.
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 14h
Awesome 4y/o Black and White with perfect Gait and Disposition...
Stunning 4y/o Triple registered Sorrel and White amazing guy...
Later this year... Buckskin and White gelding....Gorgeous....
Will be posting pictures, videos, descriptions 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".... $6500
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Ditto made so many beautiful pictures that I couldn't stop taking them, and then
I couldn't not like them all, so that's why so many to enjoy....
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 7y/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. His gait is really smooth
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. He loads and unloads the best like all good horses do, and all 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... $7800
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The good pictures and videos are coming after the rain....
He's Mega ready... Megatron is a coming 5y/o, 15.2h boy that's got it all going on...
includung a ridiculously long flowing tail. This boy is so personable and sweet that
it's difficult not to want and be around him even if you're not riding. He has all the
really wonderful traits and qualities looked for in a great trail partner, and he has
also shown successfully in All Day Trail and Pleasure classes to boot. Frank has a
very stylish and classy way of carrying himself so everyone is always oohing and
aahing as you pass them by. And his gait is a super smooth and easy one to ride all
day long which makes for a large time out on the trail. Like all of my boys, he will
stand still to mount and not walk off until asked, and his mouth is light and easy so
no heavy hands needed here. He is a very solid minded and steady partner which is
always nice since we never really know what may come up along the trail. His feet
are great and your farrier will love you, and shoeing him, because he's a cakewalk.
All the routine stuff like bathing, clipping, loading/unloading, etc are all child's
play and he is one of the best stall keepers on my place which always makes me
smile when I'm picking them (numerous times each day). On a Christmas day ride
we went "holler hopping" , which means we rarely rode a real trail but rather went
climbing and sliding up and down some of the really steep and fun hills at Blue
Creek. Frank proved to me that he has all the heart to tackle extremely difficult
pulls and still make his way down the other side with finesse and confidence which
gave me ultimate confidence to just point and go. It was an awesome day of riding
from the company to the horses to the views and the fun we all had. I just love this
time of year riding because the horses don't overheat and you can see the gound due
to ground cover being slight. If you want to go anywhere you choose on the trails
while riding one very handsome guy, Megatron may be your Super Hero... $7900
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Videos coming as weather and time permit....
He Smokem' Peace Pipe with you... Kheimosabi's PowWow sure enough puts the
"Wow" back into trail riding fun. He's a 5y/o, 15.3h very stoutly built boy that
was raised up in one of the best horse homes/environments I could ever imagine.
The only reason I was able to purchase him from my friend who raised him is that
he's needing to build his house And, while he isn't quitting trail riding, realizes this
is just way too fine a horse to stand around decorating the pasture for an indefinite
period of time. That's gonna be a huge blessing for some really lucky horse person
who chooses PW for their next trail and pleasure partner. This boy knows no limits
and yet he is as gentle and easy bareback in a halter/leadrope as he is bridled and
saddled. His gait is smooth, simple, and fun to ride at any speed but he'll also walk
leisurely on a loose rein to just enjoy talking and looking at nature. PW is steady
and calm by himself or in a group and doesn't really have a preference about where
he's located in the group. He is very surefooted and careful in any type terrain and
goes wherever he is pointed. Crosssing water, ditches, logs, going up or down steep
inclines, to you name it and he seems to have no problem delivering. In the stall he
is a barnkeepers dream and is an equally awesome pasture mate, and catching him
is a non issue as he's coming to you. His manners are second to none and he does
all the routine stuff like a gentleman from the stall to the trailer and back again.
Of course he stands still to mount or dismount from either side and does not move
until asked. It is truly getting more and more difficult to find really great horses
and the best ones are, like PW, usually not for sale unless there are extinuating
circumstances. I am so thankful to be able to get this boy and place him in his
forever home. Headdress and Peace Pipe not included... $9500
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Cute 14.3h Chestnut and Whiteboy
raised up in the most loving home
you could imagine... 4y/o
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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Preview Videos of Cookie.... Cookie Video1 2 3 Cookie Trail Video
I don't have any pictures of Magic yet but he's a beautiful Grey....
11/3/18... They're back home at Evening Shade Farm and they're
just as awesome as ever. I took Maggie on a trail ride Sunday and
I couldn't stop smiling and bragging all day long. Great horses
with great training and homes just get better with time. Don't you
dilly dally and miss out because partners like these won't last long.
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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More like a Magic Carpet ride... Magic Lining was raised up and started right here
at Evening Shade Farm, and because he was so much fun I didn't even try to place
him until he was several years old. A beautiful and loving horse person and dear
friend selected him as her second horse to have along with My Maggie Mae a few
years back. She lost her well fought battle with cancer last year and it was among
her wishes that Magic, Maggie, and Cookie would return to me so that I could find
them another equally loving home. He is now a totally awesome 12y/o, big 15.2h
boy that can carry anyone with ease in any type trail terrain you can enjoy. Susan
intially chose him to be her go to horse for friends and the occasional family member
who might like to ride and yet not really be a horse person. Magic filled that bill
perfectly but she also found out how amazing he could be so she also enjoyed him
herself on all types of rides in many different places. Magic has a silky smooth gait
that is effortless to ride and will gladly walk slowly on a loose rein for as much as
you like. He is one of a very few that I put a true neck rein on because it was very
natural and easy for him to pick up, plus I had used him personally so much. He is
now at his final stage of grey so this is the color he will always be with the "tick"
marks and those slightly dappled legs accented by a silver mane and tail. He does
everything like a gentleman from the pasture to the stall to the trailer to the trail
and back again. Magic is also one of the good housekeepers when up in a stall
but he is happy to be outside and has always made a great pasture mate for all
with whom he has run. It is very very very seldom that I have older horses offered
for sale and the reason is simple... hardly ever does an older horse become available
because unless life changes, horse people won't part with them as it's too difficult
to replace them. This boy is one of the best I have ever raised up and he was just
as awesome at 3y/o as he is today, proving again that the really great ones are
born to be and just get better with time and training. Float away today... SOLD
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Real pictures coming as weather allows.... if he lasts that long which I doubt...
A Real Gentleman... GQ Caper could be on the cover of that magazine as he has both the
looks and the manners to qualify. He's a 12y/o stoutly built full 15h boy that was raised,
trail ridden, and shown at country pleasure shows by the same family until just recently
joining my crew here at Evening Shade Farm. It is so unusual for me to have even one
really great older horse and yet right now I have two; this boy and Magic Lining who is
listed just above. GQ has amazing trail skills with all the heart needed to really dig and
climb, and also quiet enough to leisurely walk down the trail. He has a wonderfully easy
gait to ride and does it with no effort or special technique needed from his rider. Just sit
down in the saddle, pick up the reins, ask him to step off and head down the trail just a
grinning. He also neck reins the best, will park out for even easier mounting, and listens
intently as you ride along the trail. Riding anywhere from the front to rear of a group
has never been any issue and he will ride out alone just as confidently. On a recent ride,
we were second to the front and that particular horse seemed to constantly be "seeing"
something along the edges of the trail or off in the bushes but GQ never once even paid
any attention to that horse and just rode along as steady as you please. Water, ditches,
mud, crossing logs, you name the trail obstacle and he's ready to do it. This boy is one
of those really nice partners that just has everything we all want in that "total package"
horse we all want to ride. He will leave all your trail buddies just a little bit envious as
he does it all so smoothly and politely. I can't wait till the next time I get to carry him
riding because it's just so easy to enjoy this uncomplicated boy. When I brought him
home he had not been ridden in quite some time and yet he stood quietlty to be saddled
and tacked up, never moved a muscle when I mounted, and walked off calmly in spite
of his having been in a stall for several days due to bad cold weather. He's just a good
boy from a bloodline I have gone to over 75 times through the years and the reason is
because they are consistently solid, steady, sure-footed trail companions. My personal
"not for sale at any $$$" boy LS shares the very same lines and DNA. It may be time for
you to sign up and get your own subscription to GQ..... SOLD
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More pictures coming as weather cooperates...
No Voodoo here... Coin's Black Magic is an old soul/spirit in a young body and
Boots may be one of the best I have ever had the pleasure to raise and offer to some
lucky new home. Every time I saddle him up to ride it's better than the last and that
is a tough act to follow because he always gives the best. And at just 3y/o, you would
think he might miss a step once in a while. It doesn't matter if you take Boots riding
after a couple of weeks off, or if you got to ride him yesterday, he's just nearly perfect.
Opening and closing gates, leading or following, riding off by yourself, whatever it
is you're asking, he is delivering. Set your beer on the trailer fender just ride up and
get it. Leave the trailer tack room door open over on the ditch side of where you've
parked, no problemo. Just ride around and up the ditch to slam it shut and he won't
flinch or bobble. His gait is so smoothe and easy to set and ride with almost zero rein
pressure or even turn the reins loose. He'll still be smooth as can be. Nothing, and I
mean nothing, distracts this boy or gets him flustered out on the trails. His mind may
be one of the best I've ever witnessed or experienced which makes him so much fun
because it's all always just simple and easy. All the daily stuff is a breeze from the
stall/pasture to the crossties to the trailer and back again. You'll probably find that
you'll make up reasons to go and spend time with him. Boots is 15.1h and will fill
out into one gorgeous trail and pleasure partner, and with those beautiful markings
I suspect all your buddies will be a little bit envious even if they won't admit it. It's
always such a joy to offer guys like this because they just get better and better with
the passing years together. Look too closely and he'll cast a spell on you... SOLD
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Making the World better... King of the Country may be one of the most laid back
and great minded horses I have ever raised up and trained. You would never know
that he is a 3y/o unless I told you, which I just did, because he seems to have the
knowledge and experience level of a much older horse. In my time with horses, I
have found that the really great ones are born and not "made", and I have several
others right now that bear this out. This is gonna be one big ole boy because he's
already 15.2h and still growing. King is rock solid on the trails, and everywhere
that he goes it seems just like he's been there before because it's always just a
walk in the park. His gait is super smooth and he will gait whenever asked, but
you'll never have to beg him to walk down the trail slowly either. He has always
taken on whatever has been asked of him like a gentleman whether it's ground
work or saddle work. He is actually a pretty darn good housekeeper and is also
everyones buddy out in the pasture as well. I just love bringing up the naturally
awesome horses because it's not even work, it's fun times. This boy is the kind of
laid back that should leave anyone who crawls up into the saddle feeling safe and
confident. He is so mellow and easy going that I can't imagine a person not having
the best time while riding him. King will tackle a tough hill with steadiness and
a sure-footed steps that get you safely where you're headed, whether up or down.
I could go on and on , but the proof is in the pudding, as the old saying goes. And
king will prove it every time out. You can be King of the trails... SOLD
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King just got selected by the bestest of homes... the kind I dream of for every one...
Take it to the Max.... Maximum Dollars will carry you to the best places you can
ever trail ride, and do it all smooth as silk and in style. He's a coming 4y/o, 14.3h
sturdy built guy with a heart of gold and is one of the most naturally gifted trail and
pleasure partners you could hope to find. Max reminds me so much of Spider and my
own "not for sale at any $$$" boy, LS. He has all the depth you'll ever find yourself
needing for a challenging ride, and yet so sweet and mellow if you just want to take
a leisurely hack around the trails and enjoy the scenery and company. In the pasture
he's a great fit with any and all I have put out with him and also a very neat house
keeper when up in a stall. Recently I let a great friend take him for a multi-day camp
adventure which was a corporate retreat over in the mountains of east Tennessee. The
twenty or so people who went were not experienced horse riders (some had never even
sat on a horse before) and he was ridden by three different riders delivering a flawless
ride every time. The last person was an experienced rider and he said he had a blast.
Max has impeccable ground manners and does all the routine stuff like baths, clipping,
shoeing, loading/unloading, standing stock still to mount, etc with ease. His gait is so
smooth and easy for anyone to ride, even the person coming from the non-gaited world,
and there are still some out there believe it or not. I love raising up great young horses
because to witness their evolution from ground zero up is such a joy to see. This boy
and his half brother are two of the nicest gaited and sweetest dispositions to be found
and all their best years are yet to come. I just love it when some Maximum Potential
turns into Maximum Reality. Get all you need right here, the Max...SOLD
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Just close your eyes and listen to the footfall. Even Ray Charles could know how
exceptionally smooth Maxx is just by listening. Ain't many this comfortable.....
10/4/18... Each time that I enjoy riding this boy I have to remind myself that he's only
coming 4y/o, because the way he performs I'd swear he's 14y/o. Doesn't matter if it's
been two days or two weeks since he was last ridden, he's just always "there". I love it..
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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