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David Taylor

931.685.9785 / 931.639.3229

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 I just got in last week or month, from some horse sale, or long distance by the trailer load  from some "horse traders/ brokers" who told me how "trail worthy" they are supposed to be. Ask any potential seller where and from whom their horses come as well as how long they've owned and ridden them personally because you have a need, and a right, to know.  I know all of my horses well. These are horses that I (David) personally checked out and tested before choosing and purchasing them. On average, I look at 12-15 horses to find the "one" that I will ultimately choose to bring home, spending most of my "spare time" traveling all over meeting new people and horses in search of those really special horse partners. With the rare exception, all of my horses are registered "Tennessee Walking" or "Spotted Saddle" as I have found that year after year after year they are the best all around trail/pleasure breeds to be found, bar none. Most of my horses for sale are born and raised here, purchased as yearlings and raised here, and have lived with 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 Impact 12 feed and top quality hay twice daily, are shod and ridden by me, and are a part of my daily life and my family. As the pictures and videos will show, my gaited trail horses are never ridden in "long shank bits", "gag type bits", "twisted wire bits", or any other harsh style of "Walking Horse" bit and/or using lots of hold with tight reins/curb. All of my gaited trail horses are taught to work first in a plain "snaffle bit" with no curb strap/chain for a very light touch. Only when they fully know and understand what is expected are they finished off with a very mild "Argentine" style snaffle for that last little bit of primping. My horses have normal feet with NO long toes or low heels, NO weighted or oversized shoes and are shod to their natural conformation the same as any normal trail horse of any breed should be. Because every horse is a unique individual, my descriptions, videos, and personal insights are original and specific to that horse and not cookie cutter style with just the name changed or some slight variation inserted here or there. Every horse is described as honestly and accurately as possible. I can relate how a particular horse behaves in my experiences because I know them all very well. I am the one that does the feeding, cleans their stalls, and groom/shoe/ride them each personally. These all important hours with them are not entrusted to anyone else. I will never tell you that any horse I offer is "BOMBPROOF" or resort to "trader gimmicks/ tricks" but can tell you that my horses are ridden and tested regularly by me, not some hired "cowboy/girl", in actual real world trail riding situations and they have proven themselves to be as solid and steady as any living/breathing horses could be. Because we start out with innately calm/laid back NON-SPOOKY horses, they don't have to be "trained" not to spook or scare, so I spend my time riding and having fun teaching new trail skills. I will not embellish with bogus terms or exaggerated claims just to get someone to unwittingly place their safety and trust in a particular horse. You are welcome to come here and test ride any horse you like, pictures and videos are available for viewing, pre-purchase exams before a horse leaves our farm by any vet of your choice (at buyers expense) are welcome, and references from previous buyers will gladly be furnished. Just like you, I want the fit/relationship between horse and human to be a total success so I'll have numerous questions for you just as you will for me. Each of my gaited trail horses has their dental records, shoeing records, AVID microchip registration, a current Coggins test, and are furnished with a brand new health certificate for traveling. Horses are livestock and there are inherent risks involved with any horse you purchase. If you are not prepared to accept those risks, please do not consider a horse from me. No warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied. Thank you for visiting my site.

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As the videos will show, my horses are without any doubt trail ridden in the real world of hills, water, logs
dogs, etc. I feel that it's very important to actually ride and use these horses on real trails and 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 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 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 my horses carries an AVID Microchip for their protection and safety. These are implanted by my
personal vet (invisible/painless/permanent/tamper-resistant), can be registered nationally and traceable, forever.
This provides a foolproof way to protect your next horse and undeniably proves the exact identity of each horse...
Each one of my horses available for sale is officially registered with papers from the Tennessee Walking Horse
 Breeders and Exhibitors Association and/or the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association.
I have those official registration papers and signed transfers in hand for each and every horse I offer.

To see a larger different version of the pictures below, just click anywhere on the picture. More pictures and videos can be seen by clicking on the links.
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Tennessee Walking Gaited Trail Pleasure Horses for sale Gentle smooth naturally gaited Spotted Saddle Horse
 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.

 Booyah is a Coppery shade of Buckskin with Dapples when he
 is shed out for the summer.  This is winter coat color...

 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 he was purchased 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 I did his paperwork and DNA I never
 knew what his bloodlines were. And since I am very funny about what bloodlines
 I choose that was unusual for me. But he, and a Golden brother seemed to need me
 so they were purchased and the adventure began. I utilized principles from all of
 the clinicians out there in order to bring these boys to a point where I 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 likely not make a horse for friends, relatives, or
 novices to ride. He has always given 100% to me 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 8y/o he is probably near the optimum size he'll ever be.
 Just like all of my 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. I 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 long emails about him as I am a very slow typist... $4950
 Reg. TWHBEA Alt.Picture1 2 3 4 5  Head Pic1 2 3  
 ps.. Boo has never bucked, reared up, spun, bolted, or anything of the sort.  He's
        just a sensitive guy who longs to please and be loved... truly a gentle spirit...

 A Perfect Ten... Diez came to Evening Shade Farm when he was just a yearling
 and lived the life of leisure until he was about 2 1/2y/o.  Then he started school and
 proved to be what I had always hoped which was a Straight A student.  He has every
 quality looked for and needed in a great trail and pleasure partner from his quite
 obvious extremely handsome looks to the near perfect saddle gait and has one of the
 most awesome dispositions anyone could hope to find.  His manners are impeccable
 and it really doesn't matter what you may be wanting to do for the day because he is
 agreeable to anything you might have planned.  Dizzy is 8y/o this year and at 15h 
 he has all the best yet to come.  He neck reins like a cutting horse and once you get
 in the groove with him you can almost ride him by shifting your body/weight in the
 saddle and he knows just what you want.  I would compare him to a great sports car
 in the way he handles because it almost seems like he's wearing the trail instead of
 just going down the trail.  His intuition kind of reads your mind once you really get
 in sync with him so the rides are just incredible.  There seems to be no terrain that he
 can't easily handle and he's so surefooted that it seems like you are glued to the trail.
 He will gladly walk down slowly on a relaxed rein but he doesn't mind gaiting for as
 far as you may want to go and he also has a nice relaxed short lope that you can use
 once you really get used to him.  I would describe Dizzy as confident, cool headed,
 steady as a rock in any situation to which I have ever exposed him and he has been
 asked for quite a lot from time to time while playing off the trail in the rough stuff.  I
 think who ever is lucky enough to spend their life with him will fully agree that while
 eights and nines are fine, nothing beats a perfect Ten... $7950
 Reg. SSHBEA  Alt. Picture1 2 3  Head Picture   Videos coming ASAP

  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
  Absolutely awesome 4y/o, 15.3h+
  Dark Sorrel/Chestnut/White
  Pictures/videos asap...

 He's gonna rock your world...
Kid Rock's Powerhouse will take you to the
 edge of your seat with his totally incredible abilities.  He's a 4y/o who's destined
 to be one of the best I have ever had the pleasure to own and offer.  At 15.3h and
 still growing, he's plenty of horse for anyone to feel comfortable riding and talk
 about the perfect four beat gait and he's got it.  His manners are those of a perfect
 gentleman and his abilities on the trail are second to none which means you get to
 totally enjoy the ride without any hoopla.  I suspect he'll finish out around a sniff
 over 16 hands and he's gonna be a big one becasue of his sturdy build and large
 bone.  I am never one to say that any horse is perfect for everyone but I find it
 hard to imagine anyone who couldn't ride this gentle soul and love it.  But don't
 think for a minute he can't tackle the toughest terrain out there with confidence
 and ability of the very best.  His summer color is a very deep sorrel/chestnut and
 he's got just the perfect amount of white bling bling to turn heads everywhere he
 goes.  Bathing, clipping, shoeing, loading/unloading are all done with ease and
 of course, like any great horse, he stands stock still to mount/dismount and doesn't
 move off until asked.  Kid is happy to stay in a stall and also loves getting out to
 the pasture as well.  It won't matter if you miss riding for a while because you can
 expect the same great ride the next time you saddle up and head out.  I have said
 it time and again and the really great ones prove it, age doesn't make a great one
 great.  They have to be born with that mind and then with the right humans in
 their lives they just keep getting better.  Get yourself some of the Rock... $9500
 Reg. SSHBEA  Pictures and videos asap if he lasts that long.
 Handsome gentle 5y/o 15.3h TWH
 Classic Champagne/White
 Pictures/videos asap...

 Perfect vacation every time... Katmandu is one of those incredible type
 horse partners that is just about the perfect fit for any level rider.  For the newer
 rider he's as calm, quiet, easy going as you could probably find to ride and yet
 if a seasoned rider wants to get out there and explore he's got you covered.  Kat
 is a 5y/o, 15.3h who acts like he could be 25y/o if you went by disposition, mind,
 or any other barometer you want to use to size him up.  His gait is super solid
 four beat and he doesn't mind walking down as slow as a snail or stepping it up
 and moving on down the trail.  He's tackled some of Tennessee's toughest trails
 and always performed as needed but also plenty happy to take a leisurely hack
 around the road or field if you just want to climb on for a little spiritual time on
 his back.  You'll never have to go looking for him because if he sees you he's
 coming to meet you just in case you have something good in your pocket, which
 I generally do!  Thank goodness I have a full sibling growing up who'll be along
 in a couple of years and she's as beautiful and great minded as my Maggie who
 I raised up several years ago and has an awesome home with Susan B up in the
 great state of Kentucky.  The really good ones are born and not made so I am
 always grateful to have more of the same coming along because I am looking for
 the same horse over and over again so I never have to worry if I am going to have
 the right kind to place in a "forever" home.  This boy is one in a million and I'd
 sure love to have an unlimited supply just like him.  The perfect vacation...$8250
 Reg. TWHBEA/SSHBEA  Pictures and videos coming asap...
 Super sweet/gentle 7y/o 14.3h TWH
 Black/White with perfect markings
 Pictures/videos asap...
Let's do it again...Kawliga Again and Again comes from a bloodline that
 seems to always produce just what those of us wanting that calm relaxed horse
 partner that gives 110% when asked are looking to find.  Being a firm believer
 that to get what you want it takes the right ingredients, this bloodline has those
 and always make just what I'm looking to include in a great trail partner.  Playboy
 is as gentle and sweet as you could ever hope to share time around and has a mind
 that makes horse time a pure pleasure.  His gait is extremely nice and easy to ride
 and his way of going is a thing of beauty.  He'll walk down slowly on a loose rein
 all day long but is happy to step up and gait whenever he's asked to.  And never fear
 if you miss riding him for a while because he never changes and gives you the same
 great time every ride out.  I seldom get the opportunity to purchase a really great
 horse with some age because, generally speaking, no one who's going to continue
 riding ever sells their really great horse partner unless there is a calamity in their
 life that forces a sale.  But every once in a while some of the folks I know who are
 able to breed their own horses have to make room for new stock to be born and
 that's where I love to come in.  Playboy would be the type horse that any person
 who loves to ride will enjoy whether beginner or seasoned rider.  It's nice to have
 horse partners that I would love to clone and Playboy is no exception.  Riding him
 just once won't do it... You just gotta do it again and again... $7950
 Reg. TWHBEA  Pictures and videos coming asap if he lasts that long

 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...

 Several more horses always in the works including a very rare True Blue
 Roan/White Tobiano with perfect markings and an incredible disposition...

 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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