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
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
only a promise, itís a tradition!
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.)
"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!"
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 an eye! Also, if you look real hard in the
photos of her with no saddle, there are four Mule Deer
looking at us as the photos were taken. Head full of
sense....solid! As I said, great little trail/pleasure horse
and easy on the eyes as well.
"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. Gorgeous, smooth gaited, lovable, easy to catch, stands to get on or off either side and experienced! Rides just great in a Hackamore!"
"Scooter is an eleven year old gelding
standing 15.1 hands tall. He possesses a perfect four-beat
gait which is adequately demonstrated in the videos posted.
As I said in the videos his color pattern is Overo. Three
tall stockings with white on his belly and cheeks of his
head. For the ride of you life, you better come and see for
yourself. Bring check book, you'll like him!"
"My associate and I were sitting in a
coffee shop getting warmed up and ready to go look at
another horse. A lady walks in and asks us if we were the
fellows who owned the truck and horse trailer outside with
the nice Rocky Mountain in it? We told her we were and then
she said she too owned four Rocky and Kentucky Mountain
horses. "What ya do with them, I asked?" "Trail ride she
said, weather permitting, I'm riding!" "How many ya got, my
associate asked?" "Four she replied." I said, "Ya know, you
can only ride one at a time." "Yes, I know," she said.
"probably should only have two but I love them all." Well,
the story continues and the long and the short of it is, we
went out and looked at her four and rode all four, picked
the best two of the four, but every one of them were good
ones, and made her an offer. Lady took the offer but said,
"Load them up before I get home. I don't want to see them
go, I'll be crying for a week as it is!"
Well, these girls are kid-broke, dummy proof and if you
can't get on them and go ANYWHERE.......you have no business
being on a horse at all! I am going to leave it at that!
Anne is the
The above story is an example of how Trail Horses of the
West finds good horses..........we work at it! Just like a
detective, we run down every lead. Many days you get back to
the motel room cold and wet or hot an sweaty, with out
laying an eyeball on one suitable horse. That is our
business....good horses! Look forward to seeing you soon!'
"Trail miles and wet saddle blankets! Add to that a rider's
sore butt and you've got the combination that proves over
the long haul to be beneficial to both horse & rider. Leo
wasn't a horse for sale when I bought him. I'd like to say
my charm and personality persuaded Leo's former owner to
sell him to me. Truth really came down to money. A long time
friend and Leo's owner rode together 3-4 times a week.
Usually for an hour or two after work and longer rides on
Saturdays. I am going to post a photo of my friend, Lori Lee
and his red & white mare that previously rode so often with
Leo. One can look at Leo's pictures and see he is,
Oh-So-Handsome, with such a stylish front end when he is in
his gaits. Been riding him all over the Santa Fe National
Forest now and I can tell you he is simply marvelous!"
"Sunshine and Raggs! Sounds like the synopsis of a person's
life! No, Sunshine and Raggs are two very fine
pleasure/trail horses that I bought
off good country folks. Dad was working out of town and
didn't have time to ride. Mother had some health issues and
was afraid to ride
anymore. Daughter was in college. I came along and bought
these two pasture mates without any hesitation. These are
good mares and been
well cared for but now need a new home and I happy to offer
them to the buying public at a very economical price. Photos
and videos were
taken by myself and Sunshine and Raggs had no baths before
their photos were shot. Frankly, these two mares are all you
need to enjoy
yourself pleasure or trail riding. Their gaits are
wonderful, their friendly and gentle to handle. Sunshine
parks out to get on and off and Raggs is
a registered Tennessee Walker. Thunder's Ragdoll # 20503046.
Please note: In video of Sunshine, she was holding her head
up a bit to high.
She was avoiding contact with the bit in her mouth. Since
video, I have had her wolf teeth taken out and floated, as I
did with Raggs as well.
Both ready to be ridden any where you please to ride them!
"King is a very pleasant horse to be around and ride. King
will always meet you at the fence or gate. Great with other
horses and when he is cleaned up or washed, he is a most
handsome boy. King has a comfortable walk as well as trail
gait. ( Really all a trail rider needs) We have put plenty
of miles on King since he has been at Twin Ponds Ranch and
he doesn't pay any attention to the deer and elk we
encounter on the trail at all. I have been in the business
to know that some person will think King is the King.
Spotted Saddle Horse breeding and he has one blue eye. I
understand some folks don't like blue eyes and I also
understand some folks do like the blue eye. No matter what
side of the fence you stand on regarding this issue, I would
recommend you don't past up this solid trail/pleasure horse.
"Guess a lot of us could be called Sugar Bums. However, this
pretty little gals registered name is LADY'S SUGAR BUM DD.
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 videos......you are going
to see one
really nice smaller horse."
"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."
"This little black gem is Tootsie. For
someone wanting a smaller horse (barely 14.1) and a super
smooth ride.......here 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!"
"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
"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.)
"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!"
"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."