Trail Horses Of The WEST
New Mexico

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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.

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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 $$$$$$$!

Price: $3,500

Age: 10 years Color: Bay tobiano
  Sex: mare Breed: Spotted Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.2 hands Registration: NO


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!

Price: $3,950

Age: 13 years Color: Black tobiano
  Sex: mare Breed: Spotted Saddle Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.3 hands Registration: NO


"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?

Price: $1,500

Age: 1 year Color: chocolate
  Sex: stud colt Breed: Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 12.2 hands Registration: Yes, RMHA & KMSHA


Customers and perhaps horse folks in general love to know the history of a horses or as much as they can about one. Well, here is the history on these two gorgeous animals. An eighty year old man has had them as his personal horses since each of them was a yearling. Now this eighty year old man (81 in September, if ya want the exact details) is not just the previous owner. He is a man who has owned, bred and raised this Mountain Horse breed since he was a young man. To put it another way, he has owned, bred and raised this breed, long before there was even a registry of this remarkable breed in existence! Examples: Rocky Mountain Horse Association, founded 1986. Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association, founded 1989 and Kentucky Natural Gaited Horse Association, founded 2000. Another thing you may find interesting is that the folks that started and broke this breed to ride, drive and plow, did it in a different manner than you will find being done by the modern day, well known trainers like Clinton Anderson and Parelli. Finding no fault with any ones method of starting horse, I can simply tell you that this Mountain Horse breed started by these old Appalachian Mountain folks, come out with the calmest, most gentle horses I have ever been around. Now when I found out that this gentlemen was putting up his personal horses for sale, I drove to his remote small farm and asked him if he was indeed selling his horses? "Yep, these is my last two" he said. Being in the business, I offered him a little less than what I heard he had been asking. His reply was, "Them's good horses, (pause) worth the money." What are you going to do if you don't have horses to fool with, I asked? "Got seven squirrel dogs and I'm just goin ta squirrel hunt!" Well, Goldenrod and Buttercup are now here with me at Twin Ponds Ranch in the good ol' Rocky Mountain west of New Mexico. I need a week or so to get them tuned back up but as far a gentle goes, if someone want to give me enough money, I'll get on either one of them and ride them right up the median of Interstate I-25 to Denver tomorrow! That statement may give you an idea of their temperament! Them's good horses!!!! Buttercup is sold.

This beautiful mare stands 14.2 hands high and is about as fat as her hide will hold her but Boy-O-Boy is she calm! I'd call her color, almost a chocolate palomino! Please read the paragraph above and look at the photos and videos I have posted. What a nice, nice horse!

Price: $3,950

Age: 8 years Color: dark palomino
  Sex: mare Breed: Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.2 hands Registration: NO


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 been!

Price: $2,500

Age: 13 years Color: Bay
  Sex: gelding Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height:  14.3 hands Registration: Yes RMHA #24523546


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!

Price: $3,000

Age: 3 years Color: chocolate roan
  Sex: gelding Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.1 hands Registration: RMHA # 2012044833


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!

Price: $4,200

Age: 7 years Color: Tri-color tobiano
  Sex: gelding Breed: Spotted Saddle Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.3 hands Registration: Yes


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!

Price: $1,200

Age: 2 years Color: Red Chocolate tobiano
  Sex: filly Breed: Spotted Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.1 hands Registration: # 13001


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!"

Price: $3,500

Age: 8  years Color: red sorrel
  Sex: gelding Breed: Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.2 hands Registration: No


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 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!

Price: $4,850

Age: 4 years Color: golden palomino
  Sex: gelding Breed: Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15 hands Registration: Can be


This stunningly gorgeous mare I named Mainstreet. Her name comes from the song written and recorded by the famous Bob Seeger. Some of the lyrics go like this:

"In the pool halls, the hustlers and the losers
I used to watch 'em through the glass
Well I'd stand outside at closing time
Just to watch her walk on past
Unlike all the other ladies, she looked so young and sweet
As she made her way alone down that empty street
Down on Mainstreet"

Looking at the photos certainly tells you why this lovely lady got her name. 14.1 hands high she is perfect for the smaller person. She has spots inside her spots...beautiful! Wonderful smooth gaits. Come and ride her and see for yourself. Up on Mainstreet!!

Price: $3,500

Age: 8 years Color: Bay tobiano with cat tracks
  Sex: mare Breed: Spotted Saddle Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.1 hands Registration: Can be.


He's a black-haired beauty with big dark eyes, points of his ears sittin' way up high! Yes indeed, Batman is a beauty who sits up in the bridle and gaits off in grand style. Wonderful temperament and a pure joy to ride. His rump and tail appear to be in the shape of a bat. His wonderful smooth gait and unique handsome looks will turn some heads know matter where he is ridden. Coming five years of age and already a very solid horse that can be ridden in any place at any time. He has had all of his vaccines, equine dental check, vet check and new shoes. Good handsome horses like this are getting hard to find! BATMAN!!!!

Price: $4,200

Age: 5 years Color: Black with 3 white Socks
  Sex: gelding Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.1 hands Registration: NO


This extremely 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?

Price: $5,500

Age: 5 years Color: Palomino
  Sex: gelding Breed: Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.2 hands Registration: NO


"One owner, high miles, certified used! This big beautiful babe is Lady White Star. She is a Mountain Horse, registered in the Mountain Pleasure Horse Association. (The Mountain Pleasure Horse Association originally concentrated on the palomino color and disposition) If you happen to be familiar with this strain of Mountain Horse, you would certainly know of her famous father Al Capone. (Not the mafia guy!) In this strain of this breed, folks simply saddled young unbroken horses up and got on! No buck, fear or fright occurred. (Not recommending you try this at home with unbroke colts!) Anyways, Lady White Star is as smooth as silk, calm, gentle and will follow you anywhere. Seventeen years old but many good miles left. Been with one family that is relocating all of her life.........a darn good one!

Price: $2,000

Age: 17 years Color: palomino
  Sex: mare Breed: Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15.2 hands Registration: yes, papers pending


ON THE FAST LANE, is this handsome black gelding's registered name. We just call him, Lane! Extremely well-bred Tennessee Walker! 9 years old and a definite black beauty! Posted are several videos of Lane in various locations. I believe these videos exemplify Lane's rock solid temperament and shows his wonderful good nature. Lane has been a trail horse his whole mature life! Lane would be a great choice for a rider that may ride in congested areas or wants a horse capable of handling a parade. Perhaps his new owner rides in areas with abundance of wildlife as we have here and around Twin Ponds Ranch. A fun, fun horse to be on and around!

Price: $3,750

Age: 9 years Color: black
  Sex: gelding Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse
Contact Here  Height: 15 hands Registration: #20504252


Patchy is a sorrel and white paint or spotted gelding that is half Missouri Fox 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.

Price:  $1,300

Age: 15 years Color: sorrel and white paint
  Sex: gelding Breed: half Missouri Fox Trotter/half Quarterhorse
Contact Here  Height: 15.3 hands Registration: NO


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. her and then please send me a Christmas card and say thanks. Yep, you'll be pleased!

Price: $2,500

Age: 10 years Color: black chocolate
  Sex: mare Breed: Mountain Horse
Contact Here  Height: 14.3 hands Registration: NO

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