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David P Taylor  Owner/Operator
EveningShadeFarm@Hughes.net

931.639.3229 / 931.685.9785

Experienced Trail Horses For Sale
"Home Grown/Trained"


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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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
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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Tennessee Walking Gaited Trail Pleasure Horses for sale Gentle smooth naturally gaited Spotted Saddle Horse
     "Collector's Kentucky Wildman"
  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.

 

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... $8900
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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 6y/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... $8250
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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
 14.2h 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
 3y/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... $6900
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 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... $8500
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 TrailPicture1 2  TrailVideo1 2 3  Drone Video of Strawberry You gotta see this...
 Beautiful Bay 6y/o TWH gelding.
 Super gentle and sweet.  Solid and
 steady anywhere you ride...
 Pictures and videos ASAP...
 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 hands tall and at 6y/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.  He steps up into a really nice gait and can easily gait for
 as long as you like if you have the terrain to allow for it. 

 


All Aboard!!!... Color Train is one ride you won't want to miss because it's
 some kind of fun.  This absolutely beautiful 15.1 hand 6y/o will get you into and
 back out of the station in some real style.  His gait is one of those "to die for" super
 smooth/easy that he'll do for the asking any time and it doesn't require any special
 skills or techniques to ride.  Train is incredibly sweet/affectionate/loving and that
 makes horse partnering time especially special.  He's extremely careful and sure
 footed out on the trail and seems at ease in any type terrain we've encountered from
 flat and open to hilly/rocky/muddy and all the rest of the stuff we ride through here
 in Tennessee.  His mind is rock solid and steady so you don't have to constantly be
 worrying about what might pop up out of the brush or come down the trail.  Train is
 equally at home riding in an urban setting where we can encounter cars, 4 wheelers,
 bikes, hikers, mailboxes, you name it.  He also neck reins the best which is handy,
 although not necessary, to enjoy a great ride because the real key to a horse that
 handles well is having teeth professionally done and being taught to have a soft and
 responsive feel. That is something every horse at Evening Shade Farm is taught to
 know.  Walking down slowly on a loose rein is never an issue so if you ride with a
 few of those folks who still haven't learned the joy of riding a gaited horse, it'll be
 no problem.  But you ought to at least try and convince them to give up trotting, lol.
 Don't mess around and let this Train leave the station before you get on.  Be your
 own Conductor so you've always got a ticket to ride the Color Train.... SOLD
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When only the best will do... "Walkin' in Platinum"  living at your house and
 being your trail partner might just put a bigger smile on your face than a trip to the
 finest Jewelery Store.  He's a beautiful Palomino and White 3y/o who is fast becoming
 one of the nicest trail horses to be found.  Once he sheds out, that beautiful color will
 really stand out and he'll be turning heads everywhere he's ridden.  KK has a great
 gait at any speed and while he's always happy to walk down the trail, he's equally
 happy to gait whenever asked.  His disposition is wonderful and he has a rock solid
 mind.  He remains calm, cool headed, and steady in any type riding environment so
 it's always a simple pleasure to saddle him up and ride.  At 15.3h and a little more to
 grow, KK is a great size and can carry most anyone with ease.  I always hear from
 folks wanting a great 8-10 y/o horse because they have been conditioned to believe
 that age makes horses great.  It does not.  The really great aged horses were really
 great young horses, just like KK, who haven't been messed up by someone in their
 life, however well meaning, that just did the wrong stuff.  I would gladly take a dozen
 more just like this one but they are getting harder and harder to find.  He does all
 the routine daily stuff like a gentleman and while he's not the best housekeeper in
 his stall, he ain't the worst either.  Loading, unloading, standing to mount, walking
 off on a loose rein, and all the other things looked for in a great partner are all
 standard equipment on my horses and KK is no exception.  Nothing is much better
 than getting to grow with a great young horse.  Why not just go ahead and treat
 yourself to one of the finer things in life...Put some Platinum in your trailer... SOLD
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 I will be getting some new pictures of him as he sheds. He's got about 50% gold.


 
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 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...

 Two absolutely gorgeous fillies with exotic markings. One is Black/White
 and the other is a beautiful shade of Bay/White.  Both are 3y/o, 14.3-15h.
 
 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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                                                              EveningShadeFarm@Hughes.net 
                                                         Evening Shade Farm
                                                         215 Henderson Road
                                                         Shelbyville, TN 37160
                                                             931.685.9785 
                                                             931.639.3229

    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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