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: June 24, 2017
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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
pictures and videos. Call for info.
Will be posting pics, vids, descriptions ASAP
Somebody call a Doctor... "Dr. Topper" can cure all your trail riding ills with his super
personality and winning ways. One of my good friends even took her 4y/o daughter on
a short trail ride with her sitting in the front of the saddle. He's a handsomely built
14.3h with that beautiful mocha color making him really stand out in any crowd, and
he's a really great size for easy mounting/dismounting. Topper has a really nice gait
that just keeps improving and his calm easy "anything goes" disposition will leave you
thinking he'd be 13y/o. His mind is super solid which makes riding in most any setting
a breeze because he seems like everywhere you go, he's been there before. He's a solid
4y/o and as good as he quite naturally is already, it's just going to keep getting better
as he continues to age/grow. His price will evolve with his progress so you really don't
want to wait too long to decide on making him your next trail partner. I can't say why,
but it is getting more and more difficult to find the really great horses out there so when
I have one like Topper it just makes me smile. And it makes my job so easy because with
proper schooling and direction this type young horse just gets better and better. Topper
is an excellent housekeeper when up in a stall and he's blends right in to any pasture mix
of horses so he's always easy to manage. And you won't go very far to find him because
he meets you at the gate when he sees you. Of course he does all the routne stuff just like
every nice horse partner should do so bathing, clipping, loading/unloading, etc are never
a problem and your farrier should love him. All in all, this is simply one of those young
horses that make the great aged horses we all admire. You can look and look but it is
doubtful that you will ever Top this one... $7200
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6/22/17... NEW VIDEOS Gaiting, etc... Video1 2 3 4 Note: camera on wrong setting so
I will re-shoot asap on clear resolution but you can get the idea just how niiiice he is....
4/6/17 ... This boy has really become one awesome partner. His gait just keeps getting
better and his disposition is absolutely the best. Wish I had 20 more just like him....
Like a spider on a living room curtain...Spider, yes that is his registered name, reminds
me so much of my own "personal and not for sale at any $$, LS" that it's uncannyy. It
was meant to be that I would purchase this boy since one of the ways that I have always
described LS is by relating his trail skill ability on the steepest terrain as being "like a
spider on a curtain". Then along comes this boy whose actual name is Spider and he,
too, negotiates the toughest terrain just like that. He's 3y/o, 15h and growing who is
already an incredible trail partner but he ain't even scratched the surface of what he can
and will be when the perfect someone chooses him as their partner. His gait is really
smooth/easy to ride at any speed and he doesn't mind how far you want to go because
he's got plenty in the tank. But don't let that fool you because he also knows walking
slowly is also part of the gig. He's learning to neck rein and will ride as well in an offset
D ring snaffle as a curb bit. Spider is so keenly made and would remind you of driving
that beautiful and responsive sports car that we all dream of from time to time. He's an
excellent housekeeper in a stall and also a quiet pasture mate when turned out. Spider
is used to going alongside farm equipment, dogs, bikes, traffic, etc and has never had
any care about them. He crosses water, ditches, logs, doesn't mind riding any position,
stands to mount/dismount, loves a bath/groom, super easy to shoe, loads/unloads like a
great horse does, and is just an all around pleasure to enjoy. I just love it when I locate
and get to purchase "home raised and trained" horses with such excellent upbringing.
You'll definitely want this kind "Spider" in your barn, or house, forever... $7500
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re-shoot asap on clear resolution but you can get the idea just how niiiice he is....
6/11/17... Took Spider riding and he was the bomb. We took the trails, brush busted
some steep hils, rode some deer trails, and just overall had a very large time. He is so
centered and laid back, yet has the gas for "heavy towing" whenever asked. FUUNN...
|| Oh Danny
Boy... 6y/o , 14.3-15h awesome and talented Full info
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6/22/17... NEW VIDEOS Gaiting, etc... 1 2 3 4 5 Note: camera on wrong setting so I
will re-shoot asap on clear resolution but you can get the idea just how niiiice he is....
Trail Video1 2 3 Here are a couple of trail videos from our ride on Saturday 6/10/17
First Down on every play... 9 Yards of Fizz is plenty big enough to carry you and the
ball all the yards you are willing to ride and do it in style. He comes from bloodlines
that I have gone back to numerous times as they always seem to have the qualities we
need/want in our trail partners. He stands a full 16.1 hands tall and at 7y/o, he's the
perfect age to be both young enough to ride for many years to come and old enough
to suit most any rider. Fizz is a long legged drink of water so he can really cover some
ground, even at a dog walk and it's a very comfortable walk so you won't mind walking
all day if riding with some of those folks still bouncing and trotting down the trail. And
when it's time to gait, he steps up into a really smooth nice gait and can easily gait for
as long as you like if you have the terrain to allow for it. His trail skills are some of the
best and I have not encountered the terrain that he has had any problem handling. He
gladly stalls and has spent a lot of time in the pasture always accepting every new guy
with ease making them feel right at home. I even have a weanling out with him and they
are the best of pasture mates. Fizz has ridden parades and done his share of road riding
and he's steady/easy in every way. He's confident and safe, surefooted and careful so
he never has trouble on the trail. If you like your trail partner on the bigger side you
probably won't find one much better than this. He has a light easy mouth and is simple
to ride and operate so most anyone would feel right at home even though they'll be way
off the gound. He was barefoot for a couple of years but I have keg shoes on his front
feet as it's just too rocky to ask one to go barefoot up front and he has excellent feet
both front and rear. Riding Fizz will leave you feeling like you're constantly making
a First Down with no yards to go.... $6500
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4/30/17 Had the most enjoyable ride today and he proved again just why partners like
this are the only kind to have in life. He delivered another flawless ride through the
hills and hollows making it seem effortless. Smiles and smiles....
Those Blue eyes will steal your heart... Diamond's Blue Eyed Bandit has way
more than beautiful blue eyes and gorgeous markings. He's got all the talent and
ability even the most seasoned rider could hope to find and yet so simple and easy
to operate. Bandit is a very stoutly built 15 hand, 8y/o with many many miles of
trail experience in such a variety of terrains that he'll easily fit most anyone's
riding. Whether you want to walk slowly, do some hill climbing/sliding, or gait
on down the trail this is your huckleberry. I absolutely love riding him any time
for numerous reasons which include his technical skills, which are 2nd to none,
but also his extremely stylish way of going. His gait is that nearly perfect four
beat we would love for every horse to have and he doesn't mind gaiting for as
long as you enjoy. But he is equally happy to walk down slowly on a loose rein
so you can take in the sights, sounds, and company of the day. Bandit is always
paying attention to the trail and listens intently for verbal cues and responds to
even the slightest rein pressure. He neck reins very nicely as seen in one of the
videos and never seems bothered by traffic, dogs, cows, or whatever else may come
along during a wonderful day spent riding him. Beautiful, smooth, talented, sure
footed, and steady; I'm not sure what more anyone could want in a great trail
partner and this boy delivers it all. This Blue Eyed Bandit truly is a Diamond in
the most unique ways... $8500
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12/25/16 Bandit and I took a Christmas Day ride with two of my closest friends
and did we ever have a ball. Sadly, I forgot my camera and my phone so I didn't
get a single picture or video. He was so enjoyable and easy to ride. What a day.
1/16/17 Took the camera today and got some trail pictures and videos to see...
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Sweeter than any candy bar... CC's Mister KitKat seems like he's got an entire sugar
plantation on the inside as he's one of the most loving horses I have ever owned and
offered. He has one of the sweetest faces you'll ever see and his keen little ears just
set it off all the more. At just 7y/o and 14.3ish hands tall, KitKat is perfect for many
of the smaller to mid-size riders out there and so solid/steady that most all who ride
him would feel confident and safe. He may be one of the prettiest travelling horses
you could ever watch and if you're the one to choose him as your trail partner, then
also one of the prettiest travelling horses you will ever ride. He's so calm and steady
that it's hard to imagine anyone who wouldn't feel totally safe and confident on his
back, whethere riding at home or out on the trail. KitKat is a good housekeeper if
he's up in a stall, but he loves being out and has been a wonderful pasture mate no
matter with whom he is sharing the pasture. Even when he's walking down slowly
he holds his head and neck with style and looks like a million bucks. I have owned
and placed many beautiful horses through the years and I will say without taking
anything away from any other wonderful horse that this boy has one of the sweetest
and most beautiful heads and eyes with an expression that could melt an iceburg in
seconds flat. KitKat is purely a pleausre to be with no matter what you may want to
do for the day and everyone who meets him will no doubt fall instantly in love with
him so you might want to lock the barn. Get your sugar fix right here with your very
own life sized KitKat... $7900
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1/16/17 Watch Kit Kat trail riding along with Bandit and they were both incredible
and neither had been ridden in a couple of weeks. Trail pictures/videos links below.
Trail Picture1 2 Take a virtual trail ride now... Trail Video1 2 3 4 5 6
4/4/17... Took this boy trail riding after 6 weeks of soggy weather and he was just the
"bomb". I can't imagine anyone that couldn't ride this boy and love every minute...
5/1/17... Some folks showed up unexpectedly today. Wind was literally blowing all
day at 25mph and above. This boy was rock solid and had not been out of the stall
in over a week. Saddled up and mounted like he had been ridden every day. Perfect!
Your future is looking mighty bright..."Watch the Future" will surely make your trail
riding days have a promising future. If you like one to be pretty, sweet, stout, and
capable then this is most likely your huckleberry. This boy was raised up and ridden
by my best friend/brother's son and he's had one incredible life up until this point
and you can believe that I fully intend to make sure the rest is just as awsome when
I place him. He's a just about perfect 10y/o, 15.1h trail ride deluxe when it comes to
horse partners and the very best is yet to come. When I was finally able to get him
purchased and brought him home to Evening Shade Farm, he had not been saddled
or ridden in the last two years because his people just got busy with life and getting
settled in with a baby on the way. After bringing him home and having Dr Baker out
to take care of his dental work, I saddled him up and climbed aboard only to confirm
what I already knew, which was that he would ride off like he could have been being
ridden all along the way. Out on the trail he is the consumate professional, taking on
any and every challenge with ease and confidence. He'll gladly walk all day long
on a loose rein or step up into an absolutely fabulous gait that is so simple and easy
to ride. It won't matter if you ride out alone or in a group and he doesn't care if he's
in the front, middle, back, or if you ride off from the group for a nature break or for
whatevere reason. I almost never, and I stress never, get the opportuniy to locate and
offer an incredible 10y/o horse because very rarely does anyone turn loose of one
unless they are no longer riding. I am so thankful I have this chance to do just that.
Here is your chance to predit your own Future... SOLD
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TrailPicture1 2 TrailVideo1 2 3 Drone Video of Strawberry You gotta see this...
12/28/16 Strawberry and I went on an incredible trail ride by ourselves today. The
weather was amazing for December and even though nobody else was available to go,
we just couldn't resist. Here are a few pictures and videos of our day. I hope you enjoy
looking because we surely had a large time making them.... Take you a virtual ride...
Trail Picture1 2 3 4 Take a virtual Trail ride... Video1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
4/2/17... I hadn't saddled up Strawberry since December so I washed him up and went
trail riding with some great friends for what was one totally enjoyable day in the sun.
He always rides like you were just on him yesterday, no matter how long it's been...
An Awesome Design... "Beaucoup's Crimson Design" was raised and went to school
right here at Evening Shade Farm. He's a brother to my personal horse, LS, and many
others by the same sire & they always turn out to be some of the best of the best. Ranger
is certainly no exception as he has every characteristic looked for in a great horse/trail
partner. His gait is absolutely fantastic from the first step to the the last and comfortable
at every speed from just moving to really gaiting on down the trail. He's a 6y/o, big 15.3h
boy that has beautiful confomation as well as the sweet disposition we all want in a trail
partner. It doesn't matter if I take him out around the road or load up in the trailer & go
out to one of my several favorite day riding places, I always have a super ride and enjoy
the time we spend together. Ranger is a really good housekeeper in his stall and always
blends right in with whatever group is out in the pasture. His mind is rock solid & steady
so he seems to be right at home wherever we ride and traffic, dogs, flying paper, etc have
never bothered him one bit. Out on the trail he's surefooted and confident making every
trail ride a complete blast. I have found through the years that the great minded horses
don't waste our time trying to get them over every new thing that pops up so we get to
spend our riding time doing just that; riding. I truly wish that I could find 20 more just
like him but they are truly very few and far between and I will enjoy every day of riding
Ranger until that perfect human partner comes along, which I suspect won't be long.
This is one Design I would surely love to clone over and over... SOLD
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Video1 2 3 4 5 Ranger is totally barefoot in all these videos. Naturally gaited!!!!
He'll be your designated driver every day... "Jacked Up on Gin" will have you all
jacked up on riding every moment you get the chance. He's a 5y/o solid 15.1 hand
boy that has serious skills whether you're trail riding, road riding, doing a country
show or whatever else you choose. Jack was the undefeated yearling World Champion
under halter so it goes without saying that he's drop dead gorgeous but that's not
even the good stuff. Under saddle, he's one of the nicest you'll ever ride with a gait
most would kill for and he looks incredible doing it. And to make mounting a little
easier, he will park out so it's just a short step up. Jack also side passes, rotates fore
and hind, neck reins the best, and has one of the most relaxed short lopes that I've ever
had the pleasure to ride. However, his gait is so awesome I don't really see the reason
to worry about loping. Out on the trail Jack knows exactly what to do and how to do
it like a pro so riding him is a simple cool breeze. I can't say how blessed I feel to
have the opportunity to offer horse partners like Jack and literally every one of the
boys I have this day and every day. My daily goal is to always feel that I have the best
horses that I've ever had and I can say that Jack just adds one more to what is already
an impressive group of trail and pleasure partners. This boy is full of personality so
if you are looking for a partner to really enjoy from the pasture to the stall to the trail
and more then Jack is definitely your huckleberry. Who says that you have to go out
partying to have a super large time. Get all Jacked Up right here.... SOLD
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Trail Video1 2 3 4 Video1 2 3 More videos asap. These a little blurry....
4/6/17... Every time I saddle up this guy and ride him I love it more than the last. The
gait is incredible and he doesn't mind walking as slowly as a snail if needed or wanted...
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 rare True Blue
Roan/White Tobiano with perfect markings and an incredible disposition...
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.....
An absolutely awesome Tennessee countryside view...
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For your convenience, I can accept your Mastercard/Visa/Discover/American Express. The entire transaction is totally secured using PayPal.com , the same provider used in the majority of eBay auction payments. This service DOES NOT cost you anything to use. Just click on the icon below and you will go directly to PayPal's secure site. Instructions there will walk you through the entire transaction (it will only take a couple of minutes) and then return you to this page. Click on the Buy Now logo below to begin. Thank you for choosing Evening Shade Farm for your horse purchase.
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