Trail Horses Of The WEST
New Mexico

Horses For Sale

[ Always For Sale - ~Tennessee Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, Kentucky Mountain Horses,†Rocky Mountain Horses, Missouri Fox Trotters, and many others!!]

The Horses offered by Trail Horses of The WEST will exceed your expectations, whether you ride at 13,000 feet in the rugged mountains or a congested trail in a metro area.

Fred Mau, owner of Trail Horses Of The West

Trail Horses of The WEST has many years of proven excellence in customer service and selection of exceptional gaited trail horses.

Trail Horses of The WEST is committed to 100% customer satisfaction and to treating our customers like family.

Itís not only a promise, itís a tradition!

(Please note: All of the horses offered for sale at THOTW, Inc. have recently been vaccinated with either a 4- way or a 5-way, Nasal Strangles and West Nile. In addition, horses are wormed with the best worm medication on the market.)


"Here is a color that is almost exotic! A Grulla color is very rare and exceptionally so in the gaited breeds. This gorgeous creature was bred and raised by a very good friend and is now being offered for sale at an extremely fair price. Double registered, Rocky Mountain Horse and Kentucky Mountain Horse. Certified to breed, so reproducing a foal of the grulla color is a strong possibility. Broke and ready to ride as the photos of her being ridden in a parade clearly proves. Oh My!!! Wouldn't ya love to own this rare darling? Please note: Sarita is stabled in Kentucky and can be shown from that location."

Price: $7,500

Age: 4 years Color: grulla
  Sex: mare Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse & Kentucky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.3 hands Registration: Yes, RMHA #2011044075/KMHA #201109016


"If you are lucky enough to own a horse like Oilivander, you are plum lucky enough! As the owner of Trail Horses of the West, I too, feel very fortunate to be able to offer a Rocky Mountain gelding like Oilivander. I acquired Oilivander from a nice lady from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This lady rode Oilivander in the mountains of her ranch for the last two years. Believe me, he is a dandy boy! Please watch the videos, then take a bus, plane or train to get here cuz he won't last long!"

Price: $7,500

Age: 7 years Color: dark chocolate flaxen mane/tail
  Sex: gelding Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.3 hands Registration: Yes RMHA # 2009042297


"Guess a lot of us could be called Sugar Bums. However, this pretty little gals registered name is LADY'S SUGAR BUM DD. Yes, registered Missouri Fox Trotter and broke! Calm, sweet, trail experienced and yes indeed that means she crosses water! Does a perfect fox trot ta boot! Anyone would plum love this 10 year old beauty! Please watch the are going to see one really nice smaller horse."

Price: $4,800

Age: 10 years Color: grey
  Sex: mare Breed: Missouri Fox Trotter
Contact Here  Height: 14 hands Registration: Yes, #05-84788


"Winter is slowly approaching the Mountain West and our horses are preparing by growing their warm coats. So, the washing and grooming before photos are taken will certainly be hampered as it was taking photos today of Chocolate Daisy. Happy to offer this little mare to the 14.1 hand market. Chocolate Daisy's mother and father were to have both been registered in the Rocky Mountain Horse Association but the breeder didn't follow the rules for registry and no papers come with Chocolate Daisy. If you are wanting a registered Rocky Mountain mare you have come to the right place as I have a couple I'd love to show you. If, however, you are wanting a great little saddle mare for pleasure and trail riding, look no further. Chocolate Daisy is a real good one with several gaits and all smooth too! Manuel whom you have seen riding many of our horses in the photos and videos just came back from a ride on Chocolate Daisy and he rode her right into a big herd of elk and she didn't blink and eye! Also, if you look real hard in the photos of her with no saddle, there are four Mule Deer looking at as as the photos were taken. Head full of sense....solid! As I said, great little tail/pleasure horse and easy on the eyes as well. Christmas is coming..................this gal should be under someone's Christmas tree!"

Price: $4,200

Age: 8 years Color: chocolate
  Sex: mare Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.1 hands Registration: NO


" I have often said, Horses are like airplanes, the better the pilot, the better they fly!" Well, in the case of Sprinkles, you don't need to be a very good pilot. About as easy of horse to get a long with as you will ever find. I have Sprinkles turned out with seven other mares and she is the horse that always waits for the other mare to claim their hay flake and she politely takes the last one. Walk out in her pasture and catch her at any time! I just got done washing her up for some photos and she is so extraordinarily relaxed and calm. Climb right under her and she don't mind a bit. Same way on trail. Many of my customers can only ride on weekends or maybe not even that. They enjoy the company of a friendly horse but throwing a saddle on and riding isn't always in the cards. Yes, work gets in the way! Now Sprinkles fits this situation. Yes, she has one blue eye that works perfectly of course and someone will say, "I don't like blue eyes!" My advise, get over it! Other might say, "I don't care for that much white! My advise, get over it! This Sprinkles horse has no negative mare tendencies. Guarantee you, the vast majority of my clientele would love to own Sprinkles!"

Price: $4,200

Age: 10 years Color: black tobiano
  Sex: mare Breed: Spotted Saddle Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15 hands Registration: no


"Chief is a 18 year old family horse. The story goes and I believe it, that Chief has taught three previous families to ride and is now available to join your family. Chief is supposed to be of the Single Foot breed which is a recognized gaited breed but he has no papers. Without question not the most handsome fellow on the ranch but he is very healthy and shows no signs of aging. Already has his long winter coat on and has since the beginning of October. I am sure there are many good years left in Chief. Ready for just about any type of riding you might want to do.....just get on and go! Got a big trail ride coming up?........take him! Hunting trip in the mountains coming up? ....take him! Chief has had a pack saddle on him before too! Here is a heck of a deal, $1,500 and put him in your trailer and take him home. You'll like Chief.........he's a good boy!"

Price: $1,500

Age: 18 years Color: Brown-black-grey
  Sex: gelding Breed: Single Foot
Contact Here  Height: 14.1 hands Registration: No


"If you are old enough to remember the last playing series on TV by the name of Gunsmoke, you may also remember the horse of the star of the show Matt Dillon played by the late James Arness. Matt Dillon always rode a big buckskin in the TV show but I have to tell ya it was not as good-looking as Scarlett is. Scarlett is 16 hands tall and stout! Her personality is sweet and pleasing. Her tail drags the ground and her legs, mane and tail are coal black against her dark buckskin colored body. Twelve years old and pretty much a one owner since birth. Previously owned by a now older lady that just couldn't ride any more because of health conditions. When it came time to load Scarlett up and head to New Mexico, the lady cried like a baby. Yes, this is a big exceptionally good horse and a horse someone is going to proudly own. Come ride her.....few like her have ever been made!

Price: $5,800

Age: 12 years Color: Buckskin
  Sex: Mare Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Contact Here  Height: 16 hands Registration: No


"Back when I was in the outfitting business in Wyoming, I would have loved to have had a horse like Cloud for several reasons. The main reason would be to handle large clients on the seven and a half hour trail ride in and out of my camp in the Bridger-Teton Wilderness. Let's say I had a client weighing 250 pounds. Add a western saddle and you got another 35 pounds. Scoped rifle in a scabbard, add at least another 10 pounds. Saddle bags packed full and ya got 10 more pounds. So now you got a load of 305 pounds if not more. Here is where a horse like Cloud comes in to the picture. Most outfitters in the scenario above would be putting this client on a draft cross. These big draft cross horses have hoofs like dinner plates and most ride like a dump truck. Put a novice client on one of these big boys for seven and a half hours and you got trouble! View the video of Cloud and you can see the difference. Great comfortable walk, good gaits and a horse that can carry a load if asked to."

Price: $4,200

Age: 10 years Color: Chestnut
  Sex: gelding Breed: Kentucky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.3 hands Registration: No


"This little black gem is Tootsie. For someone wanting a smaller horse (barely 14.1) and a super smooth ya go! Her Daddy was a coal black registered Rocky Mountain Horse but her Mama was unregistered, so Tootsie is not registered but she is indeed a beauty and epitomizes her breed. This little gal has never acted unsafe or goofy in any way since she has been at Twin Ponds Ranch. At four years of age she would benefit greatly by riding in a group for a few trail rides and then let her learn the front position if desired. However, when we have ridden her alone she rides great and doesn't spook at a thing. Come ride her and see what I mean. I bought her right and I am going to sell her right. Wait another year and she is going to be priced a whole lot higher. $3,800 now and you got yourself a beautiful, smooth black darling!"

Price: $3,800

Age: 4 years Color: black
  Sex: mare Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.1  hands Registration: No


"Bob was known to be one of the best horses in the county. One of my associates has tried to buy Bob for me on numerous occasions with no luck. Few weeks back around the table in a coffee shop, a fellow came in and said, "Ol' Paul is going to put Bob up for sale, goin to start his young two year old buckskin stud horse and get him ready for next Spring!" My farrier friend and associate said, "You going to buy him?" "Got no money or I'd sure would," was the reply. Well, my associate who already had his horse trailer hooked on to his pick-up truck jumped in and drove straight to Paul's house and asked him if it was true he would consider selling Bob? The answer was, of course, yes and Bob is standing here at Twin Ponds Ranch. I am told that this Paul fellow would have his wife drive him and Bob to the vet's office every year to get a new Coggins paper and vaccines and Paul would ride Bob the ten miles back home after the vet was through. Not only has Bob been ridden all over the country on trail rides, he has camped, ridden in ditches along side traffic and nipping dogs.............this guy has seen it all! Bob will also ride safely with nothing on his head at all, just a rope around is shoulders is all ya need! Trained to park-out too! As the former owner Paul said, "There ain't a more broke horse in the world!" Kind, friendly and gentle...beginner can ride him. Yessiree Bob, here is a tall horse lover's dream!"

Price: $6,500

Age: 6 years Color: Black Tobiano
  Sex: gelding Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Contact Here  Height: 16.2 hands Registration: No


"As I have said many, many, many times, "It ain't the birthdays that make the horse, it is the temperament!" If you go to the Testimonials section of this website, you can read about several horses just like Ziggy. Same age, same temperament! If ya think a younger horse is not for you, that is fine and dandy with me as I have a bunch of good horses in the six years range and older for sale and love ta sell ya one. But, for the person who is open to a good horse regardless of age, then you should look at Ziggy. LOVES people! Meets you at the gate and so happy to follow you around. With a little time bonding with Ziggy, you'd have yourself a horse and a dog all in one package. This boy has got the pleasing mind, the gaits and the looks to be someone's Dream Horse! (editor notes: please excuse the photos of Ziggy not washed up....chilly day and we spared him a cool bath.)

Price: $4,800

Age: 4 years Color: palomino
  Sex: gelding Breed: Kentucky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15 hands Registration: NO


"If you know something about the bloodlines of the Rocky/Kentucky Mountain Horse, you will know that this bloodline is as good as you'll ever find! Besides this exceptional breeding, you are looking at a gelding that is only seeking his second home. Yes, bred, born and raised on one farm in Kentucky. Private individual that still owns Junior's Sire & Dam. Socialized since birth and handled every day. Junior as well as his sisters love people! They will run across the pasture to meet you. Been shown in small country shows his whole life as well as many, many trail rides. The best temperament you will ever find and just what you would expect out of this breed & bloodline. Posted is a photo of Junior's former owner riding him one last time. I have also posted a couple of photos of my good friend and one of the most well known Rocky Mountain breeders riding Junior and loving the ride! Guaranteed, you'll love this ride as well!"

Price: $6,800

Age: 10 years Color: chocolate
  Sex: gelding Breed: Rocky/Kentucky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.2 hands Registration: Yes KMSHA#200512085 and RMHA #2006013699


"Solid build and solid mind! Here is another horse that will fit the bill for what you want in a pleasure/trail horse. I posted several videos and in one of the videos you'll see Manuel walking around Captain America on the ground and then mounting him from the right side as we do with all of our horses. (We, of course, mount and dismount from both sides) Anyway, this video should convince you of Captain America's calm, gentle disposition. BTW, Captain America had his mane roached awhile back and it is growing out now and giving an appearance of a neck much larger than it is. So, get on and go and go in style..........the glide ride!"

Price: $4,800

Age: 7 years Color: Black roan
  Sex: gelding Breed: Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15 + hands Registration: NO


"The real deal right out of the heart of the State of Kentucky. Born and bred in them there hills and trail ridden his whole life! The boy is solid, dependable and willing. Business minded---no nonsense or testing his rider. In one of my posted videos you can see in Joe's eyes that he is about to be going to work....calm, gentle and ready to do so. 15 hands high and well built. His gaits are very natural and the longer you ride him the smoother he gets. Frankly, Joe is everything a pleasure/trail riders needs. Ride him in the back, middle or front...he don't care. Forty-eight hundred dollars buys him and you got yourself a dandy!

Price: $4,800

Age: 7 years Color: black
  Sex: gelding Breed: Kentucky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15 hands Registration: No


"Ginger is a great little riding horse. Not a thing in the world wrong with her. She'll go where ever you point her in a most willing way. Kid broke and ideal for the smaller rider. The only thing that Ginger does which may not be a problem to many folks is she is an eater and likes to stick her neck through a with fence and nibble on vegetation outside the fence. In doing so she sometimes breaks the wire fence and gets out. If she is confined inside a welded pipe fence, wooden fence or turned out in a pasture with grass there is of course no concern. Many of our customers don't have wire fencing so it is nothing to worry about. So, here is the deal.......I'll sell this little sweetheart for $1,800 and we will all ride off in the sunset together! OK?

Price: $1,800

Age: 4 coming 5 years Color: chestnut
  Sex: mare Breed: gaited
Contact Here  Height: 14.2 hands Registration: No


"Customers like to know about a horses past history and I certainly understand that. So, here goes......I purchased Gold Nugget about a year ago from a fellow who was in the process of a divorce. He told me Gold Nugget was a horse he and his wife owned for last four years. Since filing for divorce, he got Gold Nugget and his former wife got the registration papers! (Actually, he didn't say his former wife...used another word to describe her!) Anyways, Gold Nugget is suppose to be a registered Tennessee Walker and I have no doubts about her breed. After owning Gold Nugget for a couple of months, I got a phone call from a women in South Carolina that wanted her and another palomino mare I had as well. I received a deposit check and since I had already planned a trip to go back east, I offered to deliver. The check for the balance, however, bounced not once but twice. We all have to pay our bills, so I had Gold Nugget and her pasture mate repossessed and brought back to New Mexico. Now, being the kind wonderful mare that Gold Nugget is, it didn't take long for a nice lady from Corrales, New Mexico to come along and buy Gold Nugget. Lady loved Gold Nugget but guess what? While in South Carolina, Gold Nugget was bred!! That was news to me until I got a phone call from my customer in Corrales, New Mexico! Oh-Dear! Now the lady in Corrales does not have property for a young colt. So I traded another mare for Gold Nugget and Jesse James. Gorgeous, smooth gaited, lovable, easy to catch, stands to get on or off either side and experienced! I will sell her by herself or together with Jesse James."   

Price: $4,850
$5,500 for pair

Age: 8 years Color: Dark Gold palomino
  Sex: mare Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15 hands Registration: Yes, but no papers go with sale


"I do not know what more a person could want in a smaller trail horse. Ricky the Rocky is just plain fabulous! He does everything you ask him to do. We are putting guest and novice riders on him and he has not made a bubble! Some folks come here and make false negative assumptions about horses without even throwing a leg over them and riding the darn horse! Promise ya.......there is no negative to be found in this handsome fellow! Come ride Ricky on the trail and you'll see how he'll stack up! We have put many a mile on this guy and he is a dream! You want a chocolate, shiny flaxen mane & tail Rocky Mountain?........ Here he is! A guest and his wife came with some customers and they both took Ricky out for a long trail ride. The husband came back and said about Ricky, "I give him an "A" ! "A" for his looks! "A" for temperament. "A" for safe! Forget all that goofy non-sense about a horse needing to be 8-10 years old to be safe. My goodness............come ride Ricky!"

Price: $5,250

Age: 5 years Color: chocolate with yellow mane & tail
  Sex: gelding Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.3 hands Registration: No


"All right...........Stop the music! Attention Center Stage.........Hamilton is about to show you something you don't see everyday! OK, now that I have you asking, What is the big deal? Well I'll show you by watching the videos of this superb horse. Sweet, kind, gentle and friendly..........yes indeed, I may well have your best buddy in my barn. Hamilton's color is unique . He is a chocolate roan with dark points and Boy-Oh-Boy is he smooth in several gears. Hamilton wouldn't hurt a flea but he can roll and he should be owned by someone that would enjoy his abilities. Ya don't need to be an 18 year old barrel racer or rough stock rider to safely ride Hamilton. If you are driving down the Interstate and the posted speed limit is 75 MPH and your speedometer reads 60, you probably shouldn't come try him out. I had some Amish fellows ride Hamilton for me for several weeks before I brought him out to my New Mexico Twin Ponds Ranch and they all told me this is one of the best horse they have had in for training in a many a years! Yes, Hamilton is just three and a half years old and if that scares the Bejesus out of you, that is cool with me. However, the person who is lucky enough (or smart enough) to buy Hamilton, will be getting praises and accolades about his or her horse for twenty plus years to come. This boy is gonna WOW ya!    

Price: $5,250

Age:  years Color: chocolate roan
  Sex: gelding Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15+ hands Registration: NO


"Daisy is her name. Name implies pleasant thoughts. Well, in the case of this Daisy mare, you can keep your pleasant thoughts..................she is a good one indeed! For the folks that believe every mare is marish, I won't be able to change your mind. But, for the people that have an open mind on the subject and can evaluate an individual horse and not generalize, they will find an exceptionally nice, kind, sweet, saddle horse. Besides all of the other attributes she has, ya get a ton of chrome to go with her! this gal beautiful! Friendly as well....catch her any where. Good with other horses! Worth far more that what I am asking!! Come and get her.......not a horse you'll find on every corner!"

Price: $4,850

Age: 8 years Color: gold palomino w/white mane & tail
  Sex: mare Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.1 hands Registration: NO

"Exchange Policy"
Anytime within the first 30 days from date of Purchase Contract,
buyer may return horse in exchange for another of equal value.
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Read what our clients have shared with us.... Testimonial letters

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