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215 Henderson Road   Shelbyville, Tennessee   37160
David P Taylor  Owner/Operator


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 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...
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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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.
 I have horses not yet posted due to scheduling time and weather
 for pictures and videos.  Call for info. Sometimes they get selected
 before I can get their pictures and videos posted.  Thanks...
 Chocolate Bay 4y/o raised from a baby at ESF. Perfectly made 14h
 Awesome 4y/o Black and White with perfect Gait and Disposition...
 Stunning 4y/o Triple registered Sorrel and White amazing guy...
 Later this year... Buckskin and White gelding....Gorgeous....
 Will be posting pictures, videos, descriptions ASAP



 Two is always better than one.... Ditto is the half brother to Max as they share the
 same great sire and are from the exact same foal crop and I am so thankful that I
 got the opportunity to get them both.  He starts out a little shy and reserved around
 new people, but once he gets to know you and trust you he will share a heart of gold.
 He is a little more laid back than Max, but they are both awesome temperament and
 disposition taking on the trails with a quiet calmness that gives their rider confidence.
 Ditto may be one of the best housekeepers in his stall and he gets along so well with
 anyone out in the pasture.  He stands stock still to mount/dismount and walks away
 slowly on a loose rein just like all my boys.  Out on the trail he is steady and reliable
 no matter what come up and he is equally steady along the roadside and in more
 urban settings as well.  His gait is a very nice saddle gait and he is developing a very
 nice relaxed short lope as seen in Video 2 .  I always encourage folks to lope in a
 safe space and only when they ask for it as a gaited horse can lope easier than gait
 so you cannot allow them to do it at their discretion.  This boy just continues to get
 better and better each ride so don't be surprised to see his price increase with time.
 Quite often I mention that it would be great to "have another one just like this one"
 and here I got to do just that and they are brothers to boot.  Ditto loads/unloads like
 a champ and is quiet in the trailer while riding and of course he bathes, shoes, clips
 and does all the routine stuff just like a gentleman.  He's going to fill out quite a bit
 more in the coming 2-3 years making him a great size for most riders and getting on
 and off won't be a struggle.  He's a coming 4y/o and stands 14.3h today so there are
 a lot of years infront of him to be enjoyed by some lucky horse person.  I just love all
 of my horses and so when I consider this boy the immediate feeling in my heart and
 thought in my mind is "Ditto".... $6500
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 Ditto made so many beautiful pictures that I couldn't stop taking them, and then
 I couldn't not like them all, so that's why so many to enjoy....

twh trail horse for sale, tennessee walking horse, tennessee walker,  plaesure gelding
pleasure and trail gaited gelding, ssh, spotted saddle horse for sale

 Beautiful as the Sun over the Ocean horizon... Copper Sunset  is one stunningly
 handsome boy with a disposition to match.  If he was a person he'd likely be an
 underwear model because he's gots the looks and conformation of the best.  He's
 a 7y/o, 15h barrel of fun wrapped up in one of the most beautiful shades of Copper
 I have ever owned and just the right amount of White in all the right places to be
 one gorgeous hunk.  Corbin is a sweetheart that loves his treats and has the kind
 of manners that all our mommas wanted us to have growing up.  He's a really
 great housekeeper when up in his stall and never causes a single issue when out
 in the pasture with others.  He's been trustworthy and dependable out on the trail
 and that is what he has done during his riding lifetime.  His gait is really smooth
 and easy to ride which makes covering the trails nice on the booty.  He will walk
 slow and politely on a loose rein when asked and doesn't mind stopping to stand
 and visit.  Uphill or down, tough woods or easy trails, this boy is just a pleasure to
 ride and enjoy.  He loads and unloads the best like all good horses do, and all the
 other routine tasks are a breeze.  Of course he is used to dogs and all the busyness
 that comes from living around what is way more than a normal person would have
 but I love my dogs as family just as I do my horses.  It's always fun to have a trail
 and pleasure partner like Corbin because you just load and go.  With this boy now
 you can enjoy the Sunset every time you saddle up... $7800
 Alt. Picture1 2 3   just wait till he sheds and get that beautiful copper color....
                        The good pictures and videos are coming after the rain....



  He's Mega ready... Megatron  is a coming 5y/o, 15.2h boy that's got it all going on...
 includung a ridiculously long flowing tail.  This boy is so personable and sweet that
 it's difficult not to want and be around him even if you're not riding.  He has all the
 really wonderful traits and qualities looked for in a great trail partner, and he has
 also shown successfully in All Day Trail and Pleasure classes to boot.  Frank has a
 very stylish and classy way of carrying himself so everyone is always oohing and
 aahing as you pass them by.  And his gait is a super smooth and easy one to ride all
 day long which makes for a large time out on the trail.  Like all of my boys, he will
 stand still to mount and not walk off until asked, and his mouth is light and easy so
 no heavy hands needed here.  He is a very solid minded and steady partner which is
 always nice since we never really know what may come up along the trail.  His feet
 are great and your farrier will love you, and shoeing him, because he's a cakewalk.
 All the routine stuff like bathing, clipping, loading/unloading, etc are all child's
 play and he is one of the best stall keepers on my place which always makes me
 smile when I'm picking them (numerous times each day).  On a Christmas day ride
 we went "holler hopping" , which means we rarely rode a real trail but rather went
 climbing and sliding up and down some of the really steep and fun hills at Blue
 Creek.  Frank proved to me that he has all the heart to tackle extremely difficult
 pulls and still make his way down the other side with finesse and confidence which
 gave me ultimate confidence to just point and go.  It was an awesome day of riding
 from the company to the horses to the views and the fun we all had.  I just love this
 time of year riding because the horses don't overheat and you can see the gound due
 to ground cover being slight.  If you want to go anywhere you choose on the trails
 while riding one very handsome guy,  Megatron may be your Super Hero... $7900
 Reg. TWHBEA/SSHBEA  Alt. Picture1 2 3 4 5 6  Head Picture1 2 3 4 5 6
                              Videos coming as weather and time permit....

tennessee walking tail gaited horse for sale, tennessee walker pleasure gelding
spotted tennessee walker for sale, spotted saddle horse gaited gelding

 He Smokem' Peace Pipe with you... Kheimosabi's PowWow sure enough puts the
 "Wow" back into trail riding fun.  He's a 5y/o, 15.3h very stoutly built boy that
 was raised up in one of the best horse homes/environments I could ever imagine.
 The only reason I was able to purchase him from my friend who raised him is that
 he's needing to build his house  And, while he isn't quitting trail riding, realizes this
 is just way too fine a horse to stand around decorating the pasture for an indefinite
 period of time.  That's gonna be a huge blessing for some really lucky horse person
 who chooses PW for their next trail and pleasure partner.  This boy knows no limits
 and yet he is as gentle and easy bareback in a halter/leadrope as he is bridled and
 saddled.  His gait is smooth, simple, and fun to ride at any speed but he'll also walk
 leisurely on a loose rein to just enjoy talking and looking at nature.  PW is steady
 and calm by himself or in a group and doesn't really have a preference about where
 he's located in the group.  He is very surefooted and careful in any type terrain and
 goes wherever he is pointed.  Crosssing water, ditches, logs, going up or down steep
 inclines, to you name it and he seems to have no problem delivering.  In the stall he
 is a barnkeepers dream and is an equally awesome pasture mate, and catching him
 is a non issue as he's coming to you.  His manners are second to none and he does
 all the routine stuff like a gentleman from the stall to the trailer and back again.
 Of course he stands still to mount or dismount from either side and does not move
 until asked.  It is truly getting more and more difficult to find really great horses
 and the best ones are, like PW, usually not for sale unless there are extinuating
 circumstances.  I am so thankful to be able to get this boy and place him in his
 forever home.  Headdress and Peace Pipe not included... $9500
 Reg. TWHBEA/SSHBEA/NSSHA   Alt. Picture1 2
                           The good pictures and videos are coming after the rain....

 Cute 14.3h Chestnut and Whiteboy
 raised up in the most loving home
 you could imagine... 4y/o


  A very dear friend and one perfect horse mom lost her battle with
  cancer this summer.  Her wish for the three ESF trail buddies with
  whom she shared life was for me to bring them back and find them
  new forever homes.  Just like what she had envisioned for them.  I
  am so proud to honor her in this way and My Maggie, Magic Lining,
  & Cookie Monster will be getting here at the end of the month. They
  are all awesome and will likely be selected before I can even post
  their information. Call me if you'd like more details.... Thank you

Maggie Picture1 2  Cookie Picture1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  Cookie Trail1
  Preview Videos of Cookie.... Cookie Video1 2 3 Cookie Trail Video
  I don't have any pictures of Magic yet but he's a beautiful Grey....

  11/3/18... They're back home at Evening Shade Farm and they're
  just as awesome as ever.  I took Maggie on a trail ride Sunday and
  I couldn't stop smiling and bragging all day long.  Great horses
  with great training and homes just get better with time.  Don't you
  dilly dally and miss out because partners like these won't last long.


  You'll need at least a Gallon of Milk...
Jose's Bandito Incognitio
  , aka Cookie
  Monster, makes celebrating National Cookie Day an every day occurance. He's a
  big ole boy standing a very fit and full 16h and he rides/feels every bit of it.  This is
  one of those incredible partners that leaves you feeling 100% confident no matter
  where you're riding and you won't care what comes up along the trail because he
  can handle it with ease.  Cookie is a true powerhouse and yet gentle as a lamb so
  his size is comforting knowing you got "it" covered no matter what "it" may be.
  He is a fearless leader when out front and riding off alone just brings a grin to my
  face that can't be wiped off because trail or no trail, he's gonna get you where you
  point him.  At just 5 y/o, all the very best is still to come as he'll just get more and
  more confident (if that's even possible) and stronger and stronger as the years go.
  Riding him in the hills leaves you feeling like you're powered by a DuraMax diesel
  with a booster chip because he never flinches at the steepest, toughest pulls taking
  it to the top like it was flat ground.  And dropping down any incline is awesome as
  he takes every step as steady as can be so it's almost like being on an escalator.  I
  would not hesitate to carry Cookie anywhere in America to trail ride (if I could
  only get away from here for more than a day) and know that he can tackle the job
  like the true professional that he is.  His gait is smooth and easy to ride and while
  he is very relaxed out front of the group, if somebody decides to move on down the
  trail don't think they'll leave him behind as he can move out when asked.  Calm,
  cool headed, rock solid and steady, confident, sure-footed, patient, and let's not
  forget drop dead gorgeous to boot make this boy pretty much the whole enchilada.
  Those who have followed my website for years know that I have offered very few,
  less than a dozen, cream gene colored horses (Buckskin and Palomino).  The reason
  is actually simple; while plenty of them are out there, very few have the mind, gait,
  disposition, and right temperament to make really great partners.  Cookie is one
  of those rare few that meet my criteria and I am thankful to have him here to offer
  to some really lucky someone for their very own.  Don't wait too long because you
  will likely miss out.  Almost like spotting a Sasquatch, haha.  This Cookie is so
  good that I'll take my milk without Hersheys Chocolate Syrup... SOLD
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 Trail Picture1 2 3 4 5 6   Trail Video1 2 3

tennessee walking horse

 More like a Magic Carpet ride... Magic Lining  was raised up and started right here
 at Evening Shade Farm, and because he was so much fun I didn't even try to place
 him until he was several years old.  A beautiful and loving horse person and dear
 friend selected him as her second horse to have along with My Maggie Mae a few
 years back.  She lost her well fought battle with cancer last year and it was among
 her wishes that Magic, Maggie, and Cookie would return to me so that I could find
 them another equally loving home.  He is now a totally awesome 12y/o, big 15.2h
 boy that can carry anyone with ease in any type trail terrain you can enjoy.  Susan
 intially chose him to be her go to horse for friends and the occasional family member
 who might like to ride and yet not really be a horse person.  Magic filled that bill
 perfectly but she also found out how amazing he could be so she also enjoyed him
 herself on all types of rides in many different places.  Magic has a silky smooth gait
 that is effortless to ride and will gladly walk slowly on a loose rein for as much as
 you like.  He is one of a very few that I put a true neck rein on because it was very
 natural and easy for him to pick up, plus I had used him personally so much.  He is
 now at his final stage of grey so this is the color he will always be with the "tick"
 marks and those slightly dappled legs accented by a silver mane and tail.  He does
 everything like a gentleman from the pasture to the stall to the trailer to the trail
 and back again.  Magic is also one of the good housekeepers when up in a stall
 but he is happy to be outside and has always made a great pasture mate for all
 with whom he has run.  It is very very very seldom that I have older horses offered
 for sale and the reason is simple... hardly ever does an older horse become available
 because unless life changes, horse people won't part with them as it's too difficult
 to replace them.  This boy is one of the best I have ever raised up and he was just
 as awesome at 3y/o as he is today, proving again that the really great ones are
 born to be and just get better with time and training.  Float away today... SOLD
 Reg. TWHBEA  Alt. Picture1 2   Videos asap with weather...
 Real pictures coming as weather allows.... if he lasts that long which I doubt...

spotted saddle horse for sale
trail pleasure gaited horse for sale
gaited tennessee walker for sale

 A Real Gentleman... GQ Caper could be on the cover of that magazine as he has both the
 looks and the manners to qualify.  He's a 12y/o stoutly built full 15h boy that was raised,
 trail ridden, and shown at country pleasure shows by the same family until just recently
 joining my crew here at Evening Shade Farm.  It is so unusual for me to have even one
 really great older horse and yet right now I have two; this boy and Magic Lining who is
 listed just above.  GQ has amazing trail skills with all the heart needed to really dig and
 climb, and also quiet enough to leisurely walk down the trail.  He has a wonderfully easy
 gait to ride and does it with no effort or special technique needed from his rider.  Just sit
 down in the saddle,  pick up the reins, ask him to step off and head down the trail just a
 grinning.  He also neck reins the best, will park out for even easier mounting, and listens
 intently as you ride along the trail.  Riding anywhere from the front to rear of a group
 has never been any issue and he will ride out alone just as confidently.  On a recent ride,
 we were second to the front and that particular horse seemed to constantly be "seeing"
 something along the edges of the trail or off in the bushes but GQ never once even paid
 any attention to that horse and just rode along as steady as you please.  Water, ditches,
 mud, crossing logs, you name the trail obstacle and he's ready to do it.  This boy is one
 of those really nice partners that just has everything we all want in that "total package"
 horse we all want to ride.  He will leave all your trail buddies just a little bit envious as
 he does it all so smoothly and politely.  I can't wait till the next time I get to carry him
 riding because it's just so easy to enjoy this uncomplicated boy.  When I brought him
 home he had not been ridden in quite some time and yet he stood quietlty to be saddled
 and tacked up, never moved a muscle when I mounted, and walked off calmly in spite
 of his having been in a stall for several days due to bad cold weather.  He's just a good
 boy from a bloodline I have gone to over 75 times through the years and the reason is
 because they are consistently solid, steady, sure-footed trail companions.  My personal
 "not for sale at any $$$" boy LS shares the very same lines and DNA.  It may be time for
 you to sign up and get your own subscription to GQ..... SOLD
 Reg. SSHBEA/NSSHA  Alt Picture1 2 3   Trail Video1 2 3 4
 Full pictures and more video as weather allows...

 More pictures coming as weather cooperates...

 No Voodoo here... Coin's Black Magic  is an old soul/spirit in a young body and
 Boots may be one of the best I have ever had the pleasure to raise and offer to some
 lucky new home.  Every time I saddle him up to ride it's better than the last and that
 is a tough act to follow because he always gives the best.  And at just 3y/o, you would
 think he might miss a step once in a while.  It doesn't matter if you take Boots riding
 after a couple of weeks off, or if you got to ride him yesterday, he's just nearly perfect.
 Opening and closing gates, leading or following, riding off by yourself, whatever it
 is you're asking, he is delivering.  Set your beer on the trailer fender just ride up and
 get it.  Leave the trailer tack room door open over on the ditch side of where you've
 parked, no problemo.  Just ride around and up the ditch to slam it shut and he won't
 flinch or bobble.  His gait is so smoothe and easy to set and ride with almost zero rein
 pressure or even turn the reins loose.  He'll still be smooth as can be.  Nothing, and I
 mean nothing, distracts this boy or gets him flustered out on the trails.  His mind may
 be one of the best I've ever witnessed or experienced which makes him so much fun
 because it's all always just simple and easy.  All the daily stuff is a breeze from the
 stall/pasture to the crossties to the trailer and back again.  You'll probably find that
 you'll make up reasons to go and spend time with him.  Boots is 15.1h and will fill
 out into one gorgeous trail and pleasure partner, and with those beautiful markings
 I suspect all your buddies will be a little bit envious even if they won't admit it. It's
 always such a joy to offer guys like this because they just get better and better with
 the passing years together.  Look too closely and he'll cast a spell on you... SOLD
 Reg. SSHBEA   Trail Pictures1 2 3 4 5 6   Trail Video1 2 3   More videos asap...


 Making the World better... King of the Country  may be one of the most laid back
 and great minded horses I have ever raised up and trained.  You would never know
 that he is a 3y/o unless I told you, which I just did, because he seems to have the
 knowledge and experience level of a much older horse.  In my time with horses, I
 have found that the really great ones are born and not "made", and I have several
 others right now that bear this out.   This is gonna be one big ole boy because he's
 already 15.2h and still growing.  King is rock solid on the trails, and everywhere
 that he goes it seems just like he's been there before because it's always just a
 walk in the park.  His gait is super smooth and he will gait whenever asked, but
 you'll never have to beg him to walk down the trail slowly either.  He has always
 taken on whatever has been asked of him like a gentleman whether it's ground
 work or saddle work.  He is actually a pretty darn good housekeeper and is also
 everyones buddy out in the pasture as well.  I just love bringing up the naturally
 awesome horses because it's not even work, it's fun times.  This boy is the kind of
 laid back that should leave anyone who crawls up into the saddle feeling safe and
 confident.  He is so mellow and easy going that I can't imagine a person not having
 the best time while riding him.  King will tackle a tough hill with steadiness and
 a sure-footed steps that get you safely where you're headed, whether up or down.
 I could go on and on , but the proof is in the pudding, as the old saying goes.  And
 king will prove it every time out.  You can be King of the trails... SOLD 
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 King just got selected by the bestest of homes... the kind I dream of for every one...

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 Take it to the Max.... Maximum Dollars  will carry you to the best places you can
 ever trail ride, and do it all smooth as silk and in style.  He's a coming 4y/o, 14.3h
 sturdy built guy with a heart of gold and is one of the most naturally gifted trail and
 pleasure partners you could hope to find.  Max reminds me so much of Spider and my
 own "not for sale at any $$$" boy, LS.  He has all the depth you'll ever find yourself
 needing for a challenging ride, and yet so sweet and mellow if you just want to take
 a leisurely hack around the trails and enjoy the scenery and company.  In the pasture
 he's a great fit with any and all I have put out with him and also a very neat house
 keeper when up in a stall.  Recently I let a great friend take him for a multi-day camp
 adventure which was a  corporate retreat over in the mountains of east Tennessee. The
 twenty or so people who went were not experienced horse riders (some had never even
 sat on a horse before) and he was ridden by three different riders delivering a flawless
 ride every time.  The last person was an experienced rider and he said he had a blast.
 Max has impeccable ground manners and does all the routine stuff like baths, clipping,
 shoeing, loading/unloading, standing stock still to mount, etc with ease.  His gait is so
 smooth and easy for anyone to ride, even the person coming from the non-gaited world,
 and there are still some out there believe it or not.  I love raising up great young horses
 because to witness their evolution from ground zero up is such a joy to see.  This boy
 and his half brother are two of the nicest gaited and sweetest dispositions to be found
 and all their best years are yet to come.  I just love it when some Maximum Potential
 turns into Maximum Reality.  Get all you need right here, the Max...SOLD
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 Just close your eyes and listen to the footfall.  Even Ray Charles could know how
 exceptionally smooth Maxx is just by listening.  Ain't many this comfortable.....

 10/4/18... Each time that I enjoy riding this boy I have to remind myself that he's only
 coming 4y/o, because the way he performs I'd swear he's 14y/o.  Doesn't matter if it's
 been two days or two weeks since he was last ridden, he's just always "there".  I love it..

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 Better than Gold Bullion....
"Gold Eagle" is put together, colored up, and marked about
 as beautifully as the best artist could paint him.  He's a 6y/o, 15.1h awesome riding guy
 with a gait to die for and looking like a million bucks doing it.  Sitting up in the bridle
 and carrying himself like he's showing just comes natuarlly to him and when he walks
 his carriage is still beautiful.  But don't let all that "bling bling" make you think he's
 not a workhorse when it comes to trail riding, because Eagle has got skills.  He "cut his
 teeth" riding some of Tennessee's toughest trails and he does it the best all while he is
 looking the best, too.  Uphill, downhill, over and through whatever comes up is just a
 day at the office for him, but if you want to go show out you can take him to your local
 Saturday night show and kick some booty.  Then on Sunday load him up and go ride
 the trails with your friends.  Eagle is a very good housekeeper when he's up in a stall
 but he loves some time out to kick up his heels and burn some enegy.  He's not what I
 would call a "big motored" horse but he;'s got all you need for whatever is in front of
 you and yet still walk on a loosel rein with no pushing at the bit.  This is one of those
 trail partners that causes jaws to drop when you unload because it's unlikely that there
 will be a prettier horse around.  He loves a bath, is super easy to shoe so your farrier
 will love you, loads/unloads the best, and stands for mounting/dismounting.  For my
 own personal taste, the high headed horse with beautiful presence is just my style so
 any time I ride this one I am grinning and loving it.  He's solid and steady, confident
 and cool headed, and sure-footed to boot with plenty of experience to top it all off.  I
 believe that most anyone could ride him but he might intimidate the novice beginner
 because of the presence and feel that make him seem like "bigger".  Who says you
 need wings to soar with an Eagle... SOLD
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Having the wonderful opportunity to breed, raise, and train many horses through

 the years, you begin to think about lots of different aspects of the horses' lives we
 share. I always am so amazed at how the siblings seem drawn to each other even
 when they are from different years and foal crops. I really do wonder if they feel
 some familial connection like you hear about among sisters and brothers who get
 separated at birth or early age. I absolutely love raising up and training my own
 horses and having the chance to make them special so then they eventually become
 someone's very own, with no bad habits or "baggage" carried forward from some
 less than ideal life/home. Then that new owner gets the pleasure and opportunity
 to make that horse "theirs" and ride one that is truly unique/custom just to them.
 It's just really hard to imagine how it could be any better than owning, riding, &
 growing with a great minded young horse that hasn't "been around the block".

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  I always have several horses available who are not yet posted because the
 time/schedule has not cooperated for taking pictures/videos.  Feel free to
 call for more info and I will be posting pictures/videos asap...

  Several more horses always in the works including a very Beautifully made
 and marked Black/White Tobiano gelding and a Dark Steel Grey gelding.
 Both will be available in early summer 2018....

 Every time we ride, our horses are either learning or unlearning something
  from us.  The decision is ours to make and we're conciously/subconciously
 making it every minute we get to spend with them.  Think about it.

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    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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