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
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.
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.)
"What ya call this kind of horse issssssss, "A good looking Son-of-a-Gun!" Jet Black or Shinny Coal Black or what ever you want to call it but this guy's black is BLACK. Marked up just the way I'd paint him if I could! Personality....oh my, this guy is plain .........sweet! If he see ya coming, he'll be heading your way. Puts his head right in a halter for ya! The kindest of kind eyes! Please watch the videos of Deuce gaiting. You have to say WOW!"
"This is a sneak preview of our nice gelding Tucker. Tucker
is a stunningly gorgeous Spotted Saddle Horse. 8 years old,
standing 15.1 hands high. His color is unique chocolate
brown and white tobiano with have-to-see-to-believe, dark
amber eyes. Further more his eyes are the kind and gentle
eyes we all like. The one video I have posted at moment is
my rider riding him right through downtown. More photos and
videos to come. Stand by or get here before someone else
"In the gaited horse world, the breeds enthusiasts often ignore all of the attributes needed to be a good safe trail horse. The focus at times, is smoothness, smoothness, smoothness! Well, if you are reading this write-up on Jewels and viewing the videos posted and you are jumping up and down on your living room couch because you just witnessed the smoothest gaited horse your ever laid eyes on, then rejoice some more, because I'll throw in all the other attributes needed to be a fine trail horse for no additional cost! Jewels is the kind
of horse you can do a twenty miler on and go dancing all night after, while your riding buddy's are soaking in a hot tub! Now we all know a horse doesn't need to be a head turner to be a fine trail horse but it sure makes an owner feel wonderful when you can ride and own a horse with the handsome looks that Jewels has. Build? Oh my!!!! Is this guy put together! Don't think I need to say more. Come get on his back and let's ride!!
This Jewels horse is with out a doubt a JEWEL!! Extremely sure-footed and comfortable going up hill or down."
"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!"
"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 Buttercup.......you'll
like her too!
"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!
"Often I get inquires from folks
wanting me to take in a horse on trade. After asking several
pointed questions, I find the horse isn't worth my time to
even look at it. In a few cases, I'll have the horse brought
to our ranch for evaluation and to be honest about it, most
of the time I am scratching my head wondering, how did these
people come to own such an animal? Had to be under some type
of influence! Now in the case of Hi-Beams, in my opinion,
she is as good of horse as ever was made! I have had her for
some time now and I can only assume because of her slender
build buyers have not laid down the cash to purchase her.
Yes, she has a slender build but there isn't a thing in this
world wrong with her! In fact, she is just about a perfect
horse! Smooth........like riding on a cloud. Sweet........no
lip does she ever give. Run all over the country looking at
horses......you won't find a nicer one than Hi-Beams. I've
got her priced at a bargain price! Whom ever gets her is
going to love her! As our President says, "Believe me!"
"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.
"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 gaits.....so 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!"
" 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
"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!"
"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!"