Princess is a stunningly gorgeous mare I owned several years ago and now have her back for sale again. (Lucky me, Lucky you!) I have some long history with this great mare......one of the photos I have posted is of me riding Princess in the mountains above Colorado Springs before I even moved to New Mexico and I have been in New Mexico now for almost seven years! A good friend and client from Placitas, NM has since owned Princess for several years and because of some birthday issues, she traded me Princess for shorter Goldenrod. Princess has had a wonderful home and is well cared for. She has been conditioned and ridden barefoot in the rocky terrain of Sandia Peak. Having the luxury of riding right out of my friends home, Princess didn't need to be hauled in a trailer anywhere and hasn't been in a trailer for over three years. When I picked
up Princess and her pasture mate, Tex, neither one had been in a trailer for over three years. To my delight both horses jumped right into my trailer without a moment's hesitation! This should tell you a great deal about her temperament. Walk right up to her anywhere! Princess is a sweetheart as her name implies and can be ridden by anyone. More videos will be coming soon!
Those of you who follow
this website know I am very much sold on the gaited horse
breeds as the best for pleasure and trail riding. I
certainly recognize there are other breeds well-suited for
other disciplines. The AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION
has done a fine job of promoting their breed and if I was
Team Roping, I'd be riding one for that sport too! Now I
have a Quarter Horse for sale and he is a plum good one. You
can buy him and use him for whatever discipline you wish but
keep in mind.....this handsome fellow is BROKE!! Kids horse, Family Horse, Guest Horse...you name it. If ya want him for trail riding, he won't break any land speed records but he'll get you there in one happy piece! Tex's color is grullo and that color is special and highly sought after. Besides his beautiful and unique color, Tex is registered. His registered name is: REGINALD BAR SCOTT (don't shoot me, I didn't name him!) Registration Number 4330284 DOB March 31, 2001. I like this horse and he can have a home on my ranch for as long as he wants.
Appache has an interesting background which will no doubt explain why he is so broke and gentle. Appache was raised by a fellow who was a raccoon hunter or more commonly called a Coon Hunter! In coon hunting, dogs tree the coons for the hunters and all of this is done in the nighttime when raccoons come out of their dens in trees and move about the woods. After the coons are treed, the hunters must leash up their dogs and forcibly take the dogs away from the tree. Appache was trained to have two dogs on each side of him on leather leads or leashes. If one cam imagine riding in the dark of night through the woods with barking dogs and flashlights then one can begin to see how broke this good-looking guy is. Man that owned him wanted the money to buy some more coon hounds and my associate was johnny on the spot to get him bought for Trail Horses of the West. Registered Spotted Mountain Horse and Racking Horse..........dual registered! Known as the most broke horse in eastern Kentucky!! More photos and videos to follow!
McCoy is a very unique colored buckskin. His body color is like it has a touch of silver in it...........striking! Very dark points and boy does he ride nice! Coming five years old McCoy has a whole head full of sense......he is calm, gentle and very mature acting. More photos and videos to follow soon.
This fellow is Mello! Mello is capable of a "one horse" parade! Who wouldn't stop and look at this guy? Dark, dark palomino with some dapples ta boot. Tall handsome and extremely calm and gentle..............hence his name. Will get ya more photos and videos in a few days. In the mean time I've got four of the most handsome palominos you have ever laid your eyes on. Come and ride 'em!
Daja's registered name is Rev's Dejavu. Registered in the Tennessee Walker (TWHBEA) association. This horse comes to Trail Horses of the West in a very bazaar and strange way. The gentleman who had owned Daja loved this horse and his pasture mate as much as he loved anything or anyone on this earth! People have been making offers to this gentlemen to buy Daja for years as he rode this fine horse all over the country and his granddaughter took Daja to country shows and won about every blue ribbon there was to win! On the day this gentleman was given some bad news from his doctor my associate drove in his driveway and inquired about Daja and Ringo (Please see Ringo on sales page too) "My Doctor says my riding days are over" is what he said and Daja and Ringo now stand at Twin Ponds Ranch in New Mexico. I'll tell ya this!!! They don't come any better! More photos and video to follow.
Please see the write-up on Daja as well. Ringo is a big, stout, well-mannered gelding that anyone would be proud to own and ride. His conformation is so appealing
to me. A true good looker! Black with a star, strip and snip. What ya wanta ride!
"Spencer is an 8 year
old Spotted Mountain Horse gelding. He is as calm and gentle
as any horse I have ever owned. If you watch the videos you
will see an extraordinary horse. Beautiful markings, perfect
four beat gait and a temperament we all wish every horse
has. I am not going to say much more other than watch the
videos I have posted. Thanks..................Fred
Chrome is a stocky, big boned gelding standing 15.1. He is as calm and gentle as they get! If he happens to be Catholic, I'm sure he'll be granted Sainthood! As you can see from the photos and videos, he has already been blessed with extraordinary good looks. White mane that hangs below his neck and a full bushy white tail that touches the ground! Did I mention snow white mane & tail? Chromes mommy was a chocolate with white mane & tail registered and certified Rocky Mountain horse. His daddy was a registered Tennessee Walker. Not only did his parents give him head turning looks but the kindest temperament and a great smooth gaits ta boot! The only thing that moves when you mount him is his ears.......he'll turn his ears back and wait for the riders commands. Don't know what I did, to earn a horse like this but Baby, I must be doing something right!
No guess work needed to figure out how this pretty gal got her name. Cat Tracks are all over her body
and she has one blue eye! At ten years of age Cat Tracks has seen and done it all! When we ride her out the gates of our ranch she puts on her business cap and away ya go for a most enjoyable ride. She ain't
looking for nothing as she goes down the trail. Just
measures 14.2 and has the stocky build that is capable of
carrying a big person if needed. As you can see from the
videos posted, Cat Tracks can walk right out in a nice
little saddle/trail gait or walk right down at a speed
conducive to trail riding with slower walking breeds. Nice,
nice little horse well worth the $$$$$$$!
This big beautiful hunk of a horse, is Patches. Patches is 13 years old and is a Spotted Saddle Horse mare that is super smooth. Yes, she needs to go on a diet and she will be slimming down quickly as she is introduced to New Mexico, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Twin Ponds Ranch. Patches was owned for the last 6 half years by a lady in Kentucky who has a large Living Quarters trailer and rode Patches all over the country. To load Patches, all you have to do is bring her to the entrance of the trailer and she'll jump right in. When she is out in the pasture one simply need to call out, "Patches or Come On Girl" and she will run to you. She'll also go right into the barn and to "her stall", automatically! I personally witnessed my crazy associate riding her on a busy highway and making cars stop and follow Patches as he gaited her right down the road. Patches is not at all spooky or afraid of anything! Will stand to get on and off, with or without a mounting block. Only reason this previous owner sold Patches to me is because Patches was just to big for her. If you want a big horse you need to seriously consider Patches!
"Gentleman Jack (GJ) is
a one year old colt that is absolutely handsome! Chocolate
with a light yellow flaxen mane and tail. His papers are
being processed and he is registered in both Rocky Mountain
Horse Association and the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse
Association. He was born right here in New Mexico and has
been socialized since birth. What a wonderful saddle horse
this little fellow is going to be soon! If you have followed
my site for some time now, you already know that these
beautiful chocolate horses easily sell in the $6,500 to
$12,000 price range. Here is your chance to own one of these
beauties at a cost next to nothing! As I have said many
times before......starting these Mountain Horses with such
great temperaments is a breeze! Can ya just imagine how much
fun you can have watching this pretty boy grow up?
Tonka is a horse I have owned as a personal horse for over three years. I have had him all over New Mexico, Colorado, Big Bend, Texas and several times in various locations in Arizona. I have had multiple friends ride him, my daughters have ridden him and I myself have ridden him on a number of trial rides.......these is no better riding horse in the world! When I sold him last May 2013 I had tears in my eyes. I now have tears of joy as he is coming back and I can again find him another wonderful home. Of course you are asking, "why is he coming back?" Well, the answer is simply. The lady who last owned him (Orange, County California....congestion & traffic) always wanted a Blue Roan and reluctantly traded Tonka back for Blue Boy. If you are a timid or plum beginner rider you seriously need to consider Tonka. He will gain your confidence back in a matter of minutes. Ride Tonka in the front, middle or back....ride him with a group of novice riders or ride him with a group of aggressive experienced riders......doesn't matter! He'll perform
at any level you put him! As safe of horse as there ever has
Personally, I have never seen one like him. His name is Hawk and Hawk is a very well-bred and registered Rocky Mountain Horse gelding. His D.O.B. is July 5, 2012. Not yet under saddle but oh so well socialized and halter broke. Already standing over 15.1 hands high, Hawk will easily grow to 15.3 and that my friends is a big Rocky. For just a two years of age and coming three, Hawk is broad in the shoulder with good fleshy body. But besides that, Hawk has the kindest of eye and will be the talk of the town no matter where he goes. Chocolate roan is Hawk's color with dark legs and head with a flaxen mane and tail..............absolutely stunning! I'll tell you what, this unique gelding will be..........SPECIAL! Mark it down, Hawk will be a saddle horse everyone wishes they owned. Buy him now at $3,000 but in another year and a half, he'll sell for $8,000!
Oh MY! Pooh is back! Yes, Pooh was a horse I owned and sold two years ago to a family in Corrales, New Mexico. Well, here is what happened, the girl in the family lost interest in riding. Mom is dealing with some serious health issues at the moment and Dad works out of town all week. So, I was asked if I wanted to buy Pooh back and the answer was, Absolutely!! Selling good gaited horses is what I do and Pooh is a sure enough good one! Registered in the National Spotted Saddle Horse Association. Pooh can be caught anywhere! Loves people and is so very calm and gentle. Please watch the videos and you'll see what I mean. OK. As the old saying goes, "The whole ball of wax here!
This pretty, pretty filly is
Tiny Dancer. Tiny Dancer was born July 15, 2012 right here in the Land of Enchantment! Tiny Dancer is registered in the Spotted Mountain Horse Association which is a subsidiary of the Rocky Mountain Horse Association but for the spotted or paint colors of the Mountain Horse breed. Currently, Tiny Dancer measures 14.1 hands tall and her mother and sister were 14.3 so that would be a good guess as to her adult height may end up at.
Tiny Dancer is only 5-6 months away from being broke to saddle and there is no doubt in my mind that she'll be another calm, gentle saddle horse like her breed is known for. A potential buyer should also consider down the road
Tiny Dancer being bred and producing some babies. The demand for good smooth gaited horses is increasing daily and I can promise you there will be buyers for more like Tiny Dancer.
Take a close look at the photos please. Tiny Dancer's markings are extraordinary
in my opinion with her mane and tail becoming blond as it
grows out. Beautiful Filly! I'll sell her right now for a
small sum of $1,200 but as time goes on and TD get's started
under saddle her price will certainly go up. Someone could
own this horse for the next 25 years and have a whole bunch
of fun doing it!
Here is the perfect horse for a beginner! Now Red Robin II is BROKE! Take a look at the photos. You'll see an associate of mine hanging off the butt of this wonderful calm horse. One does not do such a thing if one is not certain of the outcome! Red Robin II has been owned and ridden by a 76 year old lady. The ONLY reason you are viewing this spectacular gelding for sale on my website is because her husband put Red Robin II up for sale. Reason for putting Red Robin II up for sale? Wife has breast cancer and not expected to ride again. Videos will be posted soon but believe me this sweet boy is SMOOTH and has near perfect conformation. Wish you had a horse like this? I wish I had a hundred of 'em, just like Red Robin II!"
In the past, when I have posted a strikingly handsome horse like Reno, I'll have someone respond back and say, "I don't buy color!" Well folks, I am not just selling color. What I am offering for sale is a sweet horse that will meet and greet you at the gate and accept your affection for as long as you wish to give it. If you think Reno's handsome color deprives you from the benefit of a smooth comfortable gait..........you are dead wrong! An experienced gaited horse person can look at the photographs I have posted and see Reno's back hoof hitting the ground with the front hoof about the touch the ground in the exact delayed time to make the perfect smooth gait. In my posted video you will see my hired man with no experience in gaited horses prior to coming to work for THOTW, finding the right groove and gaiting off in ultra smooth fashion! Additionally, I have posted several other videos. Two of the videos show Reno crossing a arroyo and another shows him coming up a very steep and rocky trail with dogs on both sides of him. Reno is 15 hands tall but I wouldn't describe him as a big horse at all. He is of the slimmer built but don't let that make you think his build will effect his endurance. First to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon were of the slimmer build...... football type bodies didn't finish! Four years of age and ready for any any situation you care to put him in. Reno is also ready to enjoy your morning coffee or drink of choice at the end of the day with you. If history matters to you, his mother is owned by a friend and farrier. She was a sorrel with white mane and tail. Reno's grandfather is Tacketts Trigger who fathered many Rocky Mountain and Kentucky Mountain palominos over the last 10-12 years. If you need papers on Reno you can probably get them but he is a gelding!
handsome horse is Duke. Duke has been with one family in
eastern Kentucky since birth. His pasture mate, Lady White
Star is also one of my horses and she is posted on my
website as well. As mentioned on the write-up of Lady White
Star, Duke is a descendant of a wonderful strain of the
Mountain Horse breed that is referred to as, Mountain
Pleasure and a registry named, Mountain Pleasure Horse
Association. As a longtime businessman deeply involved in
the gaited horse industry, I have always looked for horses
that come from the Mountain Pleasure Horse strain. Why???
Answer.....wonderful dispositions! Posted are five videos of
this magnificent gelding. Keep in mind that these videos
were shot on Duke's second ride in New Mexico. If you can
see anything negative about this horse from these videos
than you are seeing something I fail to see. I can tell you
from further rides after these videos were shot that this
Duke horse doesn't look/spook at a single object. He has
multiple gears and is as smooth as silk! Yes, this gelding
is just coming five years of age but I can tell you that
Duke has a better temperament than the majority of horses
will ever have at any age! Already Duke is a solid 15.1 and
1/2 inch. I strongly believe he will grow another inch and
of course get even more muscular and stout. If I had to get
on a horse here in New Mexico and ride back to St. Louis,
Missouri like folks did a hundred plus years ago, I get on
Duke without a second thought. What would you ride?
Patchy is a sorrel and white paint or spotted gelding that is half
Trotter/half Quarterhorse. Aged 15, 15.3 hands. Patchy gaits!
Used extensively to trail ride and camp in the mountains. Duke is the handsome chestnut quarter horse. Ages are 15 &16. The folks that had Duke
and Patchy traded them in with me for two gaited geldings but were sad to see them move on and are hopefully someone will buy
them as a pair. I am going to offer these nice brothers at a very good or
below market value price.
Connie is a 10 year old Mountain Horse mare that is just fun, fun, fun to ride. I have posted three videos on this website. One video show Connie clipping right along through the trees and rocks...........bushwhacking! Another video shows her magnificent smooth gait. And the finally video shows her walking on a loose rein. I can tell you that Connie does not look at a thing. I can fly right up behind her on a 4-wheeler and she doesn't even look back! A pretty horse that I would call a black chocolate, not a bay. She glitters in the sun and I can't think of a sole who wouldn't be proud to ride her anywhere! I was fortunate to purchase her right and I am going to sell her right. OK, here ya go..................$2,500 and you have got a real good one.
PS.......buy her and then please send me a Christmas card and say thanks. Yep, you'll be pleased!