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.)
"This is Denniston Star. No, not a self-described Star like
Donald Trump. This is a real Star, with movie star looks and
a body to go with! I don't care what discipline or breed of
horses you may be around with 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. 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,
you'll love her!"
"Well, if you are the type of person who would be thrilled
to death about receiving a puppy, kitten or stuffed Teddy
Bear as a surprised present, then you would be thrilled
owning and riding Shaker. A compassionate and loving animal
person could not resist this absolutely adorable gelding. He
is simply the type of horse you want to wrap your arms
around and say, "hallelujah, you are mine!" Beautiful and
smooth gaits. Will go anywhere you wish to go and that
includes traffic and congested places. Got videos and photos
of water crossings, climbing hills and going down hills.
There isn't any place a horse can physically go that Shaker
won't take ya! Whole head full of sense and he comes with a
well-marked chestnut and white tobiano body." A hair under
fifteen hands, he is just right for the majority of riders.
Pass on him if you will but someone is going to get a life
"This guy has the right name, "Stroker!" His daddy's name is
Mountain Top Power Stroke. Yes, this guy has a stroke and
boy, is he fun to ride! I posted a couple of videos of
Stroker doing a running walk and no doubt some viewer's will
say, "That's too fast for me!" Well, my answer is you don't
need to go that fast but if ya do, I am showing you he can!
Beside this wonderful smooth running walk, Stroker has
several slower gears and all of them smooth. He is a
terrific trail horse with many miles under his blanket.
Standing just 15 hands, Stroker can carry a pretty good
sized person. Good bone and stocky build. Very responsive.
Ask him to stop and he'll throw the brakes on and then turn
his ears back waiting for the next command. Put and good
mountain trail ride on this fellow and you will be saying,
"This is one heck of an animal!"
"I probably don't need to say more
than look at the photos and watch the videos. This Tom Petty
is the complete deal. I never asked him if he could sing and
play a guitar but I wouldn't be surprised if he could as he
can do everything else. Just the sweetest guy to be around.
He should be in the next Rose Bowl Parade! You don't need to
come here and ride Tom Petty. I'll put him on a transport
and you'll just plain love him!"
" 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 he
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!"
"Now this horse will meet and exceed
the requirements of about 95% of the horse buying public.
Right size...14.3. Right age, 8. Right color, black and
white tobiano. Right temperament, calm, gentle and sweet.
Believe me, he gaits every step. In photos and videos I have
a new lady riding for me as well as Dea and she is just
getting used to riding gaited horses. I'll up-date or add a
few more videos of this fine animal but be rest assured, he
is a heck of a gelding. Extremely unique markings. (See
photo of his forehead) Got a bunch of good horses here
at Twin Pond Ranch and Poncho is certainly one of them. Come
ride him, you'll love him!"
"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!"
"If you are in the market for a large dog, this Colada mare
can fill your bill! Friendly, Oh My Gosh! The other day I
had her in a pasture and I was on my riding mower and she
was running along side me as I mowed. Just wanted to be near
me. (I believe the Carpenters had a hit song Colada would
love. Close to you.) After I brought Colada to Twin Ponds
Ranch, I didn't say anything to my staff about her. Just
asked them to take Colada out for a ride. Both came back
super impressed and said, "That is a eight thousand dollar
horse plus!" Yes, Colada has had her fourth birthday but not
her fifth. You can make an issue about her age but you would
thinks she is three times her age if you rode her. She walks
right into water and through mud puddles without a blink of
an eye! Tremendous gaits and stylish doing them. Her color
is so unique and a color I have never owned in a horse
before. She is simply beautiful! Her breeding is Rocky
Mountain but I understand her breeder forgot to send in the
Breeding Certificate and therefore the association said, no
papers. If you want the ride of your life and your best
buddy in one package, ya got her right here!"
coming 5 years
chocolate roan, with flaxen/silver/white mane & tail
"One handsome Dude! Yes, this knock your eyes out gelding,
is Dupree. He is a 9 year old Spotted Saddle Horse and a
darn good one at that. Standing nearly 15.2 hands high with
a stocky or broad build, he is just about right for anyone.
His gaits are magnificent and his temperament is like a
puppy dog! Put him in his trail gait and he'll lock into it
and stay right there for ya. Water, traffic, rough terrain,
it don't make no difference....he goes. I think I have
posted enough photos and videos for any person that knows
anything about a horse is going to say, "Oh MY!."
"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!"
Where in Heaven's name did I find this handsome gelding, you
might be asking? Well, I'll tell you, from the owner who
breed and raised Dusty in southern Mississippi. Dusty was
born on this large farm/ranch and then started and finished
by a well known Missouri Fox Trotter trainer in Alabama.
Upon his finishing, he was returned to his home in
Mississippi and then trail ridden and even taken to a few
shows. Dusty has on several occasions ridden in the multi
day trail rides near Eminence, Missouri. I personally went
to Mississippi to ride and evaluate this fine horse and then
trailered him back to New Mexico, stopping two nights in
horse motels. Let me tell you this guy handles nice! The
Grey in his name of course comes from having the famous
blood in him of Zane Grey. Registered Missouri Fox Trotter #
05-87406. Anyone can ride him..............come try him
"No need to ask, he's a smooth operator. Smooth Operator is
seven years old and stands a bit taller that 15 hands. He is
people loving and a greeter at the pasture gate. Great fun
to ride and if anything jumps out at him on the trail, he
just stops and
looks at it. Posted are a whole series of photos and videos
that should tell you pretty much everything you need to
appointment and come ride him. You won't be disappointed."