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.

Trail Horses of The WEST always has more horses than are posted below. If you don't see what you want, call us and we will find it for you.


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.)


"You are probably asking why the folks that previously owned Apple Jack would let him get away. Well, the truth is, he just about didn't get let go. My friend and long time associate heard that Apple Jack may be up for sale soon because of some domestic issues. My friend and associate had known Apple Jack for many years and had seen him many times in local parades and been on trail rides with him and his owner before. When asked if the owners would consider selling him the answer was, "might", and if so, it would be for X dollars and no less. I went and saw Apple Jack being ridden and spent enough time with him to know his temperament. Pondered the opportunity for several days, then told my associate to go ahead and offer their asking price. The reply was gotta pray on it for a few days and that is exactly what we let the folks do. Never called back but rather let the owners make up their minds at their own pace.

Apple Jack is at Twin Ponds Ranch now and he has seen the trails around the ranch and he rides like this has been his home his whole life. Now 14 years of age he is as fit and healthy as he ever was and I don't see any reason he won't continue to be for many, many more. This breed of horse often live well into their thirties. I wouldn't hesitate taking this guy out on a week long pack trip in the mountains......he is what you want to be on. Stocky and muscular with great gaits. Easy to handle and be around......anybody can ride him! Look at the videos and photos and then you tell me.........handsome?

Before closing, allow me to recite a story about Apple Jack that was told to me and I am sure it is true. Apple Jack being know far and wide as the beautiful, well-minded trail horse, got some jealous persons to come to Apple Jack's barn while the owner was working and cut off his tail clear up to the bone. Now that was several years ago and Apple Jack's tail is fully grown out now. But the previous owner said he was sure glad that he never found out who did the tail cutting. Guess we can all figure out what that means!"

Price: $6,800

Age: 14 years Color: Dark gold palomino with snow white mane & tail
  Sex: gelding Breed: Kentucky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.3 hands Registration: Yes #2020882


"Good Times, these are the good times. Leave your troubles all behind when you buy yourself this Good Times. Yes, this is a horse named for what he will deliver........ good times. Solid as a rock, very smooth gaited and he don't look at a thing. Calm, tie him to a hitch rail and he won't paw or get upset...... in most cases he'll fall asleep. Stands well getting on and off and is used to being mounted from a mounting block. Good Times color in his winter coat is, as you can see, a light yellow. In one of the photos I have posted of Good Times you'll see his gold summer coat color coming in around his eyes. Full bushy white tail touches the ground and his mane is 20" long! I'm a not trying to sell but just saying by middle of April you will be viewing a gold with white mane/tail palomino. If you come and see this fine, fine animal, you will be drawn to him instantly. A rumor has it that it is getting late, time marches on....why hesitate. Have yourself Good Times!"

Price: $6,800

Age: 8 years Color: palomino
  Sex: gelding Breed: Mountain Horse/Tennessee Walking Horse-cross
Contact Here  Height: 16 hands Registration: NO


"Here's another "OMG" horse from Trail Horses of the West! Look at this beauty! Talk about turning some heads......goodness! Well, I can tell you she rides as good as she looks. As you can plainly see, she is put together very well and certainly healthy/sound. Standing 15.1+ hands high, Buttercup is capable of hauling a larger person up any mountain but not so tall ya can't get on her. Very graceful for an animal her size. She'll bond with you quickly and is great with other horses........ easy to catch too.

What I have written prior to this sentence was posted on my website a year ago. A month or so after I posted Buttercup on my website she was sold to a gentlemen from Southern New Mexico who was a very highly skilled horsemen and easily fit into the category as an expert rider! In January of this year this gentlemen phoned me to say he has to have his leg amputated. Could I take Buttercup and sell her for him was the next question. When I sold Buttercup last summer she left here an excellent horse and I can assure you she returned as even a better horse because of the man who owned her during that time. Come and throw a leg over'll like her too!

Price: $5,500

Age: 11 years Color: Buckskin
  Sex: mare Breed: Mountain Horse/Tennessee Walker cross
Contact Here  Height: 15.1 + hands Registration: NO


"Royal Traveler is his name. We just call him RT. Not many of these models made and darn few, if any, can be found for sale at any price. Yes, his eyes are perfect and as you can see from the videos, so is his gaits! Wow!! Now eleven years old and a one owner since he was one year old. Lady who owned him couldn't ride anymore and her son in Ohio said he'd love to have RT but we offered more to get him and did. Your gain. So now looking for his second home.​ When you watch the videos you will notice RT tucks his head and then carries his beautiful light yellow colored tail in a "Hey look at me" manner. Any horse person that knows horses can immediately tell this RT boy is very experienced and knows his stuff. Today we put a guest rider on him and he was sensational enough the gal wanted to cash in her college fund and buy him. Royal Traveler has pretty good bone but is also not a wide body type horse. You don't have to do the splits on RT not do you have to endure the bumps and bounces of some that many horses have. Did I mention his forelock is snow white and ya put that against his dark chocolate body and you have one head turning mount! At 15.3 you won't find very many Rocky Mountains that stand that tall. ​A meet-you-at-the-gate personality. I like this guy and you will too!"

Price: $7,800

Age: 11 years Color: chocolate c/w white mane & tail
  Sex: gelding Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse/Kentucky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.3 hands Registration: NO


"If you could paint me a Birmingham.... Make him look just the way I plan....A handsome horse on the edge of town.......Tail touching near the ground. Just where in the picture would you like to be? It doesn't take a person with a great eye for a horse to realize what is standing in front of you in these photos. I'll post more soon but in the mean time you may want to be thinking of owning a Birmingham.

Price: $6,800

Age: 11 years Color: Chocolate c\w flaxen mane and tail.
  Sex: gelding Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.1 hands Registration: Yes. papers not in file


"Oh my goodness!! Is he for real? Well, the answer is yes and believe me Cecil is as calm and gentle as he looks in the videos. This fine gelding has been rode in many, many trail rides and absolutely doesn't have a bit of trouble being ridden in front, middle or back. Cecil's color is very unique and a color that I have only seen a few times before. He is an amber champagne with white spots. Or if you wish you can call him a amber champagne paint. Gaited of course and as one can plainly see in videos.....perfect gaits 100% of the time. Cecil is so sweet and easy to be around. Have your morning coffee with him and tell him your life story....he'll stand right there and listen. If I could find a hundred more like Cecil I'd mortgage my ranch to buy them. Cecil has got it all!"

Price: $7,800

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


"This is a very unique mare in many ways. One of Ginger's uniqueness is her color. Rather than try and describe her color, I'll refer you to her photos and videos I have posted. What I can tell you is how Ginger came upon her unique beautiful color. Her mother was a chocolate Rocky Mountain Horse. Her Dad was a Spotted Mountain Horse who was homozygous, which means the spotted sire will always throw a spotted or paint colored foal. Allow me to say once again that the Rocky Mountain, Kentucky Mountain, Mountain Pleasure and the Spotted Mountain Horse, is all one breed, just different registries! No, the folks who bred Ginger did not apply for registration papers and I am not aware that she could be registered in any association at this point. Wanting a brood mare to raise registered foals?.......Ginger is not your girl. Wanting a top-of-the-line trail and pleasure won't find a better one or a smoother one! As with all of our horses, it is best to come to Twin Ponds Ranch (see our new barn sign) and ride with my staff out on the trails in the surrounding mountains. If you will come and do that, I will guarantee you will be seriously considering Ginger. Please watch all of the videos. Isn't Ginger the horse you always wanted?" ~sale pending~

Price: $5,500

Age: 8 years Color: Tri-colored roan
  Sex: mare Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: short 15 hands Registration: NO


"If you have followed my website for some time now, you may have read about a long time friend of mine that will ride and train a horse for a year or so and than call me when he thinks the horse is ready for my clientele. Well, few weeks ago I went to my friends place to see him and a horse he had been riding named Buddy. As my friend was about to step up in the saddle, he got faint and had to sit down. The long and the short of this story is my friend had to be taken to the hospital, spend a night, then was released to go home. The effects of Agent Orange from his military days and thirty plus years working for the railroad have taken there toll. It is sad to report that Buddy will be the last horse he will ever ride and I will ever buy from my friend. Horse trailer, saddle and tack are all up for sale now.

Now let's talk about Buddy. Buddy is coming five years old and he is about 14.3 hands high and a Rocky/Kentucky Mountain breed. Buddy will come to your side and be your best friend or buddy! Over the past year Buddy has been ridden into town and tied to a light pole while his rider went into a restaurant for coffee. Buddy has been ridden in an area I can only describe as rural suburbia with much traffic and barking dogs to content with. Very naturally gaited. Just a sweetheart of a horse. Well, here is another I'll be proud to sell and one you will be proud to owe. Your Buddy?"

Price: $6,500

Age: 5 years Color: Palomino c/w white mane and tail
  Sex: gelding Breed: Rocky/Kentucky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.3 hands Registration: NO


"Rambo is another friendly soul that will greet you at the gate. Good stout build, ideal for a big rider but he'll carry any size person who can climb up on his 15.1 hands high body. I think Rambo is a very handsome horse....bay in color with unique white forehead markings. Rambo takes a short stride and delivers a smooth walk as well as a very comfortable gait. Calm horse...solid on the trail or around traffic/congested areas. Here is another fellow I'd take to the mountains any time. Fill up your saddle bags, strap on a bed roll and go! Rambo can care it all and get you there in comfort and safely!

Price: $4,850

Age: 12 years Color: bay
  Sex: gelding Breed: Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.1 hands Registration: No


"I am going to price this fine mare way under what she is worth and someone is going to get a heck of a horse at a heck of a price. This nice gal is Generating Hi Beams and she is a registered Tennessee Walker #20507365. If you know Tennessee Walking Horse breeding and bloodlines, you'll see a very impressive pedigree. Calm, gentle and likes people. I have posted two videos of Generating Hi Beams ultra smooth gaits. Like sitting in your living room easy chair! I bought her right and I am going to sell her right!!.............$3,200!"

Price: $3,200

Age: 11 years Color: black
  Sex: mare Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15 hands Registration: Yes, #20507365



"Arguably one of the most famous Tennessee Walkers of all time is, The Pusher CG, the 1981 World Grand Champion and a horse that not only the show people wanted to breed to and own an offspring from but pleasure folks did as well. Now you look at Pusher's Precious Secret and ya gotta say, Wow! I don't know how I've been so lucky to have this fine animal standing in my pasture but let me tell you it is a thrill! You don't need to know much about horses or any animal for that matter to know when you are around Pusher's Precious Secret, that he is so well trained and has seen it all. The story goes the PPS was purchased in his early years for a sum upwards of $25,000. PPS was shown in Pleasure Class shows all over Kentucky and accumulated a room full of blue ribbons. He has also ridden in dozens of parades and many, many trail rides. Now at 15 years of age his marketable worth is less but keep in mind he still has many years ahead as a wonderful pleasure horse. In fact, his riding life maybe equal to many of our customers. Buy PPS and the two of you may hold one retirement party together. ~sale pending~

Price: $5,000

Age: 15 years Color: white
  Sex: gelding Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.3 hands Registration: Yes #20110213


"Nothing but blue sky. That may be what others will be saying when they are introduced to this boy! Like there are no other horses around but Blue Sky! This horse we simply call Sky is just a plum dandy. If there is something he does that you wouldn't or don't like, I'd be surprised. I can tell you frankly, that he does everything we want him to do and he does it so easily. I promise you he won't give you a bit of lip. Fun to ride? Oh My Goodness! Pleasing to the eye as Sky picks up his front feet in his very stylish! Last summer the gentlemen who previously owned Sky allowed his brother to take Sky on a two week camping and trail ride in the Shawnee National Forest which is located in southern Illinois and is a very popular spot for avid trail riders. This gentlemen told me that this horse never made one mistake on his two week vacation with Sky. (Guess that answers the question, has he ever camped?) I had my associates ride Sky many times before I moved him to Twin Ponds Ranch and two days after he got here, I had my ranch staff ride him and all my staff could say to me was Sky is absolutely marvelous, rock solid and ready to go. "Ya need to ask a lot for this one boss!" is one comment you probably don't want to hear! Well, you can come and buy Sky or a number of other great horses that I currently have here at my ranch in New Mexico. Or you can do as others have done and travel all over the United States looking at horses and winding up with one that is half the horse and twice the acquisition cost, as the horses we have here for sale. As the old actor Walter Brennan used to say in one of his western movies, "No brag, just fact!" ~~Sale Pending~~

Price: $6,500

Age: 8 years Color: Blue Roan
  Sex: gelding Breed: Kentucky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15 hands Registration: No


" Eleven years old with a whole head full of sense. Experienced trail horse who was with one owner for last six years. He is a pasture mate to Gus who will be on our site shortly too! Very handsome and an excellent and stylish way of traveling. (See videos) McCall has one dark eye and one blue eye, which of course is common in in paint/spotted horses. Blue eyes or eye certainly doesn't bother me one bit, it is what is between the ears that matter and this McCall boy has the temperament ya want going down the trail. Vision is 100%. Perfect four beat gait. Easy, easy to get along with!"

Price: $6,500

Age: 11 years Color: black-white tobiano
  Sex: gelding Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse/Spotted Saddle Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.1 hands Registration: NO


"WELL HELLO DOLLY!! Yes indeed, this beautiful mare is Dolly. Eight year old Missouri Fox Trotter and a darn good one at that. As I have already said, Dolly is beautiful with her winter hair coming in with dapples. Dark dappled buckskin with the perfect black points! How can you beat that? Trail horse supreme. Please watch the videos posted of Dolly in some steep terrain. Now in a few of the videos, it may not look as steep as it really was but believe me we have put Dolly to the test. Friendly horse and willing to be someone's trusted companion. I bought her right and I am going to offer her more than right........$4,800 and you got yourself one very good and very gorgeous trail/pleasure horse!"

Price: $4,800

Age: 8 years Color: buckskin
  Sex: mare Breed: Missouri Fox Trotter
Contact Here  Height: 15 hands Registration: NO


"This is Denniston Star.. This is a real Star, with movie star looks and a body to go with! When you ride Star, you will get compliments galore! A real looker and a fantastic go-down-the-trail with no drama mare. A couple of photos are of a guest riding Star around the ranch. And another photo is our staff rider Joaquin on top of Star at over 9,000 feet elevation and during a five hour ride! I was personally leading this ride and I will tell you the three horses we rode that day, Star, Dolly and Tom Petty were just superb! The ride we took was far more challenging than most trail riders will ever attempt. This Star mare is absolutely solid!! If ya can climb up in the saddle you can ride her too! A big stout Rocky Mountain mare with glowing flaxen mane and tail! Come to Twin Ponds Ranch and ride her, put her to any test you wish, you'll plain love her!"

Price: $5,500

Age: 12 years Color: Chocolate with flaxen mane/tail
  Sex: mare Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.1 hands Registration: NO


" Perhaps one of the best songs ever written and preformed by the legendary Bob Seger is "Like A Rock". When I think of Gambler the modified "Like A Rock" lyrics come into my head.
Like a rock, he was strong as he could be
Like a rock, nothin', ever got to ​h​e
Like a rock, ​surely something to see
Like a rock
​If you have followed our website or spoken to me in person, you will know that I have often said if you have the right temperament in a horse, you pretty much have it all. There is no doubt Gambler has that wonderful temperament.​ ​The other day I pulled our ATV feed wagon into the larger turn-out pen and before I could close the gate Gambler walked out and started grazing on the fresh green grass outside. After I spread the hay and drove back out, I walked up to Gambler, wrapped my arms around his neck and lead him back into his turn out pen. Now 9 out of 10 horses would have taken advantage of their freedom and green grass and been one heck of a challenge to catch. Isn't it enjoyable to be around another person, a dog or a horse that is just easy to get along with? No stress, No Drama! Now Gambler is not a lit-up, chromed-up or glittery horse. Got lots of those horses to show you too, but ya got to pay a lot more for them as well. As far as riding, and going out and having fun on horseback, Gambler is all you need. Need a guest horse....Gambler would be perfect! Dads horse to go hunting with, Mon's horse to go riding with friends, or a horse kids can learn to ride on and be as safe as you can get........ya got him right here...........Gambler! Bareback or with saddle, Gambler is cool with it all!"
~sale pending~

Price: $3,250

Age: 11 years Color: black
  Sex: gelding Breed: Tennessee Walker/Kentucky Mountain Horse cross
Contact Here  Height: 15.2 hands Registration: No


"Rawls spent most of his life on a cattle ranch in Arkansas. He has been on many a trail and pleasure rides but for the biggest part of his life he was a working cattle or ranch horse. Now some misinformed individuals think the modern day Quarter Horse breed is the only horse that will work cattle effectively. In Australia, the Australian Stock Horse is the breed of choice. In South America, Peruvian Paso and Paso Finos are the cattle/ranch horses used. In the State of Missouri which ranks fifth in cattle production, a Fox Trotter is commonly used for working cattle, as they are in the State of Arkansas as well. Indeed, one breed doesn't own the cattle horse world! Whether you are on the back of a horse making a living, as I did for many years, or out trail/pleasure riding and you turn an eye to the sky and see a storm coming, it sure is nice to be on a horse like Rawls that can get you back to trail head or home, quickly and comfortably. I have always thought a bay-colored horse is handsome and a look of class! You need to come ride Rawls and put some more class in your barn!" ~~Sale Pending~~

Price: $4,850​

Age: 11 years Color: blood bay
  Sex: gelding Breed: Missouri Fox Trotter
Contact Here  Height: 15.2 hands Registration: NO


"Here is the story behind Ike. A little over two years ago I posted a stunningly gorgeous black registered Tennessee Walker by the name of In The Fast Lane. A lady phoned me from Carlsbad, New Mexico and said that is her horse and could I deliver. Shortly there after her husband got into horses and purchased Ike. Now for the past two falls, In The Fast Lane, Ike and their owners have been coming to Twin Ponds Ranch for a weeks vacation and doing trail rides. At the conclusion of this year's vacation, the husband noticed I had another horse that looked very similar to In The Fast Lane and asked if he could try him out. This horse, which by the way wasn't even posted on my website, was a coal black registered Tennessee Walker too! After a couple of rides and trade was made and now Ike is for sale on my website. Background on Ike is he is a double registered Paint and Quarter Horse. I am told and I believe, at one time, a Pony Horse at the Ruidoso Race Track. Ruidoso Race Track, if you are not familiar, is the home to the 3 Million Dollar Futurity and you can be sure that they don't allow knuckleheads to pony their high dollar race horses. Ike has been ridden around large earth moving equipment, ATVs, joggers and bikes. As I previously stated he has spent two weeks riding around the mountains of my ranch and I know the previous owner didn't have a spec of trouble with him. He is a get on and go type horse. ~sale pending~

Price: $1,500

Age: 10 years Color: chestnut/white tobiano
  Sex: gelding Breed: QH/Paint
Contact Here  Height: 14.3 hands Registration: Yes, double registered Paint and Quarter Horse

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