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David Taylor


Experienced Trail Horses For Sale
"Home Grown/Trained"


All of the horses offered for sale are owned by and reside at Evening Shade Farm, Shelbyville Tennessee. I do not offer for sale consignment, horse sale or trade horses. If I don't believe enough in a horse to invest in him/her with our 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 we 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 us how "trail worthy" they are supposed to be. Ask any potential seller where and from whom their horses come as well as how long they've owned and ridden them personally because you have a need, and a right, to know.  I know all our 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 our "spare time" traveling all over meeting new people and horses in search of those really special horse partners. With the rare exception, all of our 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 our horses for sale are born and raised here, purchased as yearlings and raised here, and have lived with us 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 Horseman's Edge feed and top quality hay twice daily, are shod and ridden by us, and are a part of our daily lives and our family. As the pictures and videos will show, our 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 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 snaffle for that last little bit of primping. Our 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, our 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. We can relate how a particular horse behaves in our experiences because we know them all very well. I am the one that does the feeding, clean 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 our 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 we start out with innately calm/laid back NON-SPOOKY horses, they don't have to be "trained" not to spook or scare, so we spend our time riding and having fun teaching new trail skills. I will not embellish with bogus terms or exaggerated claims just to get someone to unwittingly place their safety and trust in a particular horse. You are welcome to come here and test ride any horse you like, pictures and videos are available for viewing, pre-purchase exams before a horse leaves our farm by any vet of your choice (at buyers expense) are welcome, and references from previous buyers will gladly be furnished. Just like you, I want the fit/relationship between horse and human to be a total success so I'll have numerous questions for you just as you will for me. Each of our gaited trail horses have their dental records, shoeing records, AVID microchip registration, a current Coggins test, and are furnished with a brand new health certificate for traveling. Horses are livestock and there are inherent risks involved with any horse you purchase. If you are not prepared to accept those risks, please do not consider a horse from me. No warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied. Thank you for visiting my site.

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As the videos will show, my horses are without any doubt trail ridden in the real world of hills, water, logs
dogs, etc. I feel that it's very important to actually ride and use these horses on real trails and we 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 our 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 we 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...
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 our horses carries an AVID Microchip for their protection and safety. These are implanted by our
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 our 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.
We have those official registration papers and signed transfers in hand for each and every horse we offer.

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Tennessee Walking Gaited Trail Pleasure Horses for sale Gentle smooth naturally gaited Spotted Saddle Horse
 Every time we ride, our horses are either learning
 or unlearning something from us. The decision is
 ours to make and we're consciously/subconsciously
 making it every minute we get to spend with them.
  Horsemanship is truly an interpersonal relationship between horse and human
 and by my reckoning, the most important part of horse ownership. It will be at it's
 very best, the sum total of what you are willing to invest in time and effort which
 will in large part, determine what your horse/partner is willing to give back. It's a
 mutual participation activity so if you want to just saddle up and expect the horse
 to do it all, including baby sit while you just hang on, do both of you a gigantic
 favor by getting a big shiny ATV to ride. You'll both go to sleep much happier &
 much less frustrated, and yes, they get just as frustrated with us as we do them.
   Assuming you start with the right kind of horse, there are really only two main
 things you must do to have/keep the horse of your dreams. First, have a very clear
 picture in your mind of exactly who/what that horse is. Second, EVERY THING
 you do with that horse should be working to that end. Your horse MUST always
 believe any/every thing he/she does is in fact 100% YOUR idea--even if it wasn't!
   These two simple concepts will help you develop a loving/lasting/winning/and
 respecting relationship for ALL. It just does not get any better than that, period.

 You gotta' see this handsome boy in person...
 Live your Dreams... Count's Day Dreamer   fills your days with dreams come true
 trail riding.  He's a beautiful 6y/o, 15.2h who will let you get as close as you want and
 return your love in spades.  I raised this boy up from just a little yearling and kept
 him back for a couple of years because he kind of stalled out growing for about 18 mo
 and then shot up to the big awesome boy he is today.  He has a really nice gait to ride
 at any speed from the slowest walk to his "moving on down" the trail gait and it is so
 simple and easy to ride.  Dreamer is a great pasture mate and keeps a stall very nice so
 it is easy to manage him in most any setting.  Out on the trail he's very quiet and takes
 on the trail with ease.  At home he is also fun to ride but he seems braver and more at
 ease on the trail.  He takes on hills, hollows, logs, ditches, rocky ground, and whatever
 else has come up without issue and if he does encounter something unfamiliar, he'll
 stop and look at it until he's comfortable and then move right along.  At home he is so
 easy with which to work as he loves baths, is so easy to shoe, respects your space, and
 does what you ask for the asking.  Of course, he stands still to mount/dismount, flexes
 both ways and backs, will not move off until asked, and then walks off on a loose rein
 just like a nice horse and partner is supposed to.  Loading and unloading are a breeze
 and once you get to your destinantion he will stand politely to be saddled and wait for
 you to get ready to leave out.  While no horse is perfect all the time, it is nice to have a
 partner that complies with your needs and makes horse handling and riding a joy and
 Dreamer qualifies for that any day.  Spend your nighttime dreaming and your daytime
 riding with your Dreamer... $5600    Reg. TWHBEA    Alt. Picture1 2 3 4 5
 Head Picture1 2  Trail Picture1   Video1 2 3 4   Trail Video1 2 3 4 5 6
 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...
  Head Picture   Tack Picture     

  All the ladies love him... Cassanova Slim Pickens  is another example of just
 why we 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 we'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... $7200   Reg. TWHBEA    Alt.Picture1 2 4  Trail Picture
 Head Picture1 2 3    Trail Video1 2 3 4 5
 Check under the hood...Pride's Dipstick  is always serviced and ready to
 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 we've had the great
 pleasure to own and he will deliver you full service at no charge...
  Head Picture  

 Perfectly White mane/tail with three white socks...
 Maybe it's in the washer or dryer... Trigger 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...
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  Lewis and Clark must be looking for her...TrixieHontas is one fine girl
 by anybody's standards. She's a very stoutly made 14.2h of pure trail riding fun.
 Her gait is one of those just perfect 4 beat saddle gaits that makes riding so nice
 you'd swear you're in a Lincoln Town Car. Trixie is a mature gal at 17y/o but I
 will put her out there with anyone's youngster and leave them in the dust behind
 me. Her manners are second to none and whether you're on the ground or in the
 saddle, any time you spend with her is quality time. Trix would be the perfect for
 most any rider but she'd make the perfect last horse for that mature trail person
 who still has 8-10 good riding years and then wants to enjoy their horse just being
 around them and loving them. It doesn't matter if you don't ride her for six months
 because every time you saddle her up she's the same great ride. And don't think for
 a minute she is a dead head because she's got everything you'll need to get the job
 done and then some. On the trail she's cool headed and steady in any situation and
 always very surefooted. Trixie neck reins and backs the best and riding her out on
 the trail is just a blast. She's been here at Evening Shade for several years and every
 day with her has been a joy. But it's time to downsize a little and because I have too
 many old brood mares and others that can't be ridden it was time to let someone
 really enjoy Trixie as she loves to be handled and ridden. The pioneers always said
 "go west" but any direction you go on Trixie is the right direction... $3900
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 Booyah is a Coppery shade of Buckskin with Dapples

 Get you some Boo... The Bronze Booyah is one very special guy to me and as the
 name Booyah implies, he brings some very special joy to his person once you bond.
 Boo is a one of a kind horse who will make that one of a kind horseperson the best
 of partners and companions. His story is very unique for me as we purchased him as
 a 2.5y/o colt who had literally never been touched or handled since birth. He'd also
 never been registered at that time so until we did his paperwork and DNA we never
 knew what his bloodlines were. And since we are very funny about what bloodlines
 we choose that was unusual for us. But he, and a Golden brother seemed to need us
 so we purchased them and the adventure began. We utilized principles from all of
 the clinicians out there in order to bring these boys to a point where we could begin
 saddle work and riding.  The reward has been well worth the effort and Booyah has
 become quite a special horse. He has a wonderful heart & disposition to compliment
 his beautiful looks. He is an awesome trail and woods horse and has excellent trail
 skills taking on even the most difficult challenges carefully. He walks up the steepest
 terrain one step at a time never rushing and keeping his footing solid & steady. Boo
 is the kind of horse that needs a confident relaxed person who is looking to ride trails
 and enjoy him themselves and would likelynot make a horse for friends, relatives, or
 novices to ride. He has always given 100% to us and done his best to learn each
 and every lesson presented and he has passed every class easily. He stands a stoutly
 built 14.3h and at coming 7y/o he is probably near the optimum size he'll ever be.
 Just like all of our horses, he will stand perfectly still for mounting and wait until he
 has been asked to move (after he flexes both ways) before taking a step. Even after
 an extended layoff he has always gone back to work like he didn't miss a day but he
 will do the best with very regular interaction with his person. He is NOT a horse with
 whom you only spend time when you are going to trail ride.  He draws a lot on the
 level of love and confidence he gets from his person and the better their vibe, the
 better his vibe. We will be carefully screening to find him that one person who will
 offer him their love for his lifetime so if you think that is you then feel free to call
 as I will not get into email questions about him... $3500
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 Joe and Soldier are just some of the great brothers
 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. We absolutely love raising up and training our
 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".

 This statement couldn't be any more true... Ha Ha
  I 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...

 Another one of the eighteen or so great brothers raised up and started here , 
 all by the same sire...  He's beautifully marked Sorrel & White and such a lover.

 Beautiful Grey 14.3h who'll be coming ready later this year...
Several others coming very soon as time permits pictures/videos...

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                                                         Evening Shade Farm
                                                         215 Henderson Road
                                                         Shelbyville, TN 37160

    All of our 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. Our 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. Our 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 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. Our 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. We 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.
    We are not professional horse traders or brokers and do not sell horses for our living. Lisa is a Registered Nurse and I work with the School System. Consequently, the selection of gaited trail horses for sale that you will find on our site will be limited to only the caliber horse that we would personally keep forever because our 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, we also search out quality gaited trail horses. These are not horse sale, trader, or consignment horses but carefully selected and purchased by us from individual owners, and the truly good ones are few and far between. We look at many different aspects of each gaited trail horse 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 our Horses for Sale page available for your consideration. Please feel free to contact us at any time with any questions you may have using the address, phone number, and/or e-mail link above. We really look forward to hearing from you.....

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