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THIS is what we do. We recently put together a "reunion/refresher" camp, which several previous customers brought their horses to and rode with us while we offered pointers and helped with any issues they might have questions about, and we all had a very, very LARGE time! Gourmet meals at camp, fellowship dinners, singing and laughing around the campfire. Click on the above embedded arrow to ride along with us.
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(All of the following horses have current (within one year) negative coggins, and all are on grass hay as well as MG 12/8 pellet feed (12% protein, 8% fat) with a few oats thrown in. They are stalled during the daytime and turned out to pasture at night for freedom and socialization.)
"Big Jake" -- Extremely nice big, stout built 15.2H 8-yr-old Tennessee Walking Horse Gelding, athletic, no stumble, no pace, nice canter, looks like Marlboro horse from yesteryear. Mark of Carbon, Carbon Copy, Merry Go Boy, Pride's Generator bloodlines (registered Pleasure Saddle Horse Registry) and very gentle, sweet natured, nicely spirited -- not a deadhead. He neck reins, moves off leg pressure, a lot of fun for intermediate and maybe even advanced beginners, but not for timid riders, because he is not sluggish or lazy. Big Jake is an extremely handsome fellow and very trail savvy, will go anywhere you point him. We haul to different places all the time, so trail loading for any of our horses is a non issue -- our horses have no problems with loading or hauling. This horse is not any trouble in the pasture with other horses, either. $5750
Click on Big Jake's picture to go to his information page.
"Creme Soda" -- Very sweet with cute personality 3-yr-old classic cream champagne 15H Tennessee Walking Horse gelding, going back to The Last Gold Chance and Delight of Pride (WGC) on top, and out of a direct daughter of Gen's Way-High Willie/Prides Gold Coin on bottom. He has beautiful thick long BRONZE mane and tail, and matching BRONZE stockings, topaz eyes, and a beautiful way of carrying himself with lots of presence. Creme Soda is probably gentle for anyone to ride, and he has camped and trail ridden in Kentucky and Texas, crosses obstacles, steps over logs, stands still to be mounted, picket lines, ties, trailers, bathes, etc. His gait will have him in the ribbons in the show ring, and as a bonus, he has a slow, rocking cowboy canter that's easy to sit. $6500 Click on his picture for more info.
"Gigi" -- 9-yr-old 14.2H champagne Tennessee Walking Horse mare recently ridden on the trails in the piney woods in East Texas. She is barefoot in these pictures and video. Her dam was a tiny little buckskin Tennessee Walking Horse mare that we owned years ago, and small world that it is, we sold her when she was a weanling and now 9 years later, she winds up with us again! Click on her picture to go to her page to see more info. $3950 -- make her owner an offer.
Congratulations to Jennie in Arizona!
"Wilson" -- 10-1/2 year old coppery sorrel 15.1H Tennessee Walking Horse gelding with beautiful long blonde mane and tail with top bloodlines (Generator/Gold Coin on top, Pusher/Prides's Secret Threat/Sun's Delight D on bottom), very smooth gaited, performs both a head shaking true walking gait as well as a nice rack, and feels safe enough for most anyone to ride. Moves off leg pressure, backs, flexes and currently learning to do lateral moves. Nice horse to have around for when folks don't really know how to ride. Click on his picture to see more info and video. $4750
"Nitro" -- Extremely cute personality, very people oriented, bred and raised by the same family (who still own his mother), brought to us when he was 3 years old to start under saddle and we put him through our 6-month natural horsemanship program with a rock solid round ground training foundation. He knew everything he needed to know before he ever left the round pen, and then he went straight to the trails. He was ridden solo for the first few rides, then with a small group, then with larger groups. His racking gait is smooth, on rock hard black healthy hooves and then he has a cute little cowboy lope that is all natural to him. He has been trained to forehand turn, pivot, side pass, back on easy rein, and since he has been hauled a lot, trail loading is a non issue. This horse is a ton of fun -- can rack smoothly pretty fast (probably 12 - 14 mph) yet will slow back down and do a wonderful slow easy canter. He will walk along like a Quarter Horse, as well. $6500 Click on his picture to see more of him.
"Lorena" is a beautiful black and white spotted (tobiano) Tennessee Walking Horse filly for sale that will have a magnificent gait, classy high headset, probably mature to 15.2 or 15.3H, and has had a really good start in life, being imprinted at birth and taught natural horsemanship training/respect early. She already knows how to lead, stand tied, pony, have her feet handled, be groomed/bathed, load in a trailer and be led by a 4-wheeler. She is well accustomed to dogs, turkeys, chickens, cattle, sheep, goats, and extemely busy highway traffic and she's not even 4 months old yet! We plan to wean her no earlier than September 1st and no later than November 1st. She eats feed, hay and grazes along with her mother now. (We named her Lorena after a character in Lonesome Dove, but her new owner could change her name.) $1950 Click on her picture to see more info.
***SOLD*** Congratulations to Courtney in Wisconsin, who will be bringing him back to us when he's old enough to start under saddle, which was our dream all along!
"Picasso" is a strikingly handsome, masculine spotted (tobiano) Tennessee Walking Horse colt for sale with top notch bloodlines, stocky build, wide chest, nice big rump, good bone structure, hard healthy hooves (as both parents have), will have a magnificent gait, probably mature to 15 or 15.2H, and has had a really good start in life, being imprinted at birth and taught natural horsemanship training/respect early. He already knows how to lead, stand tied, pony, have his feet handled, be groomed/bathed, load in a trailer and be led by a 4-wheeler. Picasso is well accustomed to dogs, turkeys, chickens, cattle, sheep, goats, and extemely busy highway traffic. He is fully weaned and ready for his new home. $2750 Click on his picture to see more info.
***SOLD***"Nocona" -- Big boned gentle teddy bear, black and white spotted registered Tennessee Walking Horse gelding by a son of our stallion "Go Boy's Champagne Pride" and out of a Pride of Midnight/Delight Bumin' Around mare. Since we've been raising colts by our stallion for 10 years, we are certain that Nocona's gaits and disposition will be the type that families want to keep forever. Beautiful, gentle jet black and white BIG BOY! "Nocona" is a grandson to our old stallion "Go Boy's Champagne Pride", making him a cousin? uncle? to lots of the horses you may have seen us raise, train and find great homes for through the years (such as Takoda, Jolie, Princess, Chisum, etc.). We expect him to reach a full 16H and maybe a hair over, big sturdy bone structure with a disposition like a puppy dog, very people oriented and loving. He began his training for his new career as a trail pleasure horse today and although he will spend around 6 weeks in the round pen learning how to go, stop, go slow, go medium, go fast, drive, turn, forehand turn, pivot, sidepass, canter on correct leads, gait properly, he will have quite a few trail ride miles and camping trips on his resume by the time he is ready for his new home anytime after May, 2013. For sale now for $2500 and you pay his monthly training fees (which includes board) of $650 per month if you would like a nice gentle horse that will be raised right, never abused or neglected, never traded around, trained right and come take lessons the last month or two on him before you take him home. Click on his picture to see more info.
***SOLD*** Congratulations to Joy in Huffman, Texas!
***SOLD***"Rosita" -- Extremely mellow, sweet, gentle-natured all natural gaited 4-yr-old 14.3H black and white Spotted Saddle Horse mare, stocky build, nice wide chest and rump, sturdy bone structure. Rosita is probably gentle for anyone to ride. A confidence builder -- great first horse! Smooth gaits, short sweet little cowboy lope, stops easily, stands still to be mounted, learning to move off leg pressure quite nicely, backs, loads, bathes, etc. Gets along quietly with other horses, ties out for hours, no problem with dogs, chickens, turkeys, pigs, cattle, goats, sheep, busy highway traffic. Not inclined to spook -- just a great family horse. Click on her picture to see more info. $3950
Congratulations to Diana!
Congratulations to Debra in New York!
"Maestro" -- Very well bred smooth gaited walking shaking machine! Maestro is a 14.2H 6-yr-old Pusher bred Tennessee Walking Horse gelding with lots of chrome and a cute personality. This is the kind of horse that you can trail ride all week and then take to the horse show on the weekends. He is a fun horse to ride, not a lazy bone in his body and consequently not mellow enough for a timid rider. Click on his picture to see more info. $4750 or make offer!
***SOLD***"Jinglebob" -- Anyone can ride this horse and feel safe -- this horse will go anywhere you point him, calmly and quietly. He will plow right through any water obstacle without blinking! Wonderful size at 14.3H yet stocky enough for bigger people, as well. This is the kind of horse you'd want if you had a dude ranch and wanted to be able to put anyone who drives up on him. Extremely gentle black and white Spotted Saddle Horse Gelding, very well trained on the trails. This is the horse that you put your grandkids on to join you on any camping trip. More info soon. Click on his picture to see more. $5500
Congratulations to Alexander!!!
COMING SOON ! ! !
"Lexie" -- 10- year-old registered 14.1H Paso Fino bay mare in training for trail pleasure riding. She is a full sister to "Costano", below. Click on her picture to go to her page to follow her progress.
Buckskin AND Homozygous for the tobiano gene!
"Alen's Painted Desert" -- Meet our sure-footed, four-beat gaited, rocking chair cantering, easy, gentle Spotted Alen Again bred buckskin homozygous tobiano stallion. Gentle as a puppydog and most anyone can ride him and feel safe. Head-shaking Tennessee Walk, slow carousel canter, side passes, forehand turns, pivots, water obstacles, can pony colts off of him, hauled across the nation on camping trips -- click on his picture to see more info and video, as well as foals born by him. Not for sale at this time -- live cover stud service $400 fee
***SOLD***"Panache" -- GORGEOUS 15.1H 5-yr-old Silver Dapple registered Tennessee Walking Horse gelding with smooth, smooth gaits, will do nice head shaking Tennessee Walk, athletic easy canter, forehand turns, pivots, side passes, backs, in training for trail pleasure riding. Click on his picture to go to his page for more info. This is one NICE horse and would not be for sale if not for changing lifestyle of owner. $9500
Congratulations to Fran!
Homozygous for the tobiano gene!
"Sophie" -- Half sister to our beautiful "War Eagle" (pictured below on this page)! Top class yearling black and white spotted Tennessee Walking Horse filly raised with the best of care, nice wide chest, big round rump, sturdy bone structure. Her sire goes back to Delight Bumin' Around, Sir Winston S, and her dam is from a strong spotted line, including Eb's Super Mac. Rock solid round pen foundation, including ground driving, and starting under saddle now. (Not for sale at this time)
"Mojo" -- 3-yr-old Spotted Saddle Horse Gelding -- One handsome hunka burnin' love! If you like Spotted Alen Again bloodlines, and you like a big-boned, good big sized horse, you will love this fellow! "Mojo" is 3 years old with a wide chest, big rump, crease down his back, long arched neck and beautiful head. He is a sweet-natured, gentle gelding, registered SSHBEA directly by Spotted Alen Again and out of a Clayton's Geronimo mare. For sale soon. Click on his picture for more info.
"Joy" -- 4-1/2-yr-old mare true head-shaking, walking machine! This beautiful Tennessee Walking Horse mare is one of those talented horses that can perform the true walking gait, as well as an exhilarating fast rack, and then as a bonus, she slow canters like a carousel horse. This is the kind of horse with the conformation and gait that we need to be breeding for.
Because of her training, this horse not only hasn't been allowed to, but doesn't even know that she can buck, rear or be barn sour. When a horse is started this way, slowly, the horse is never allowed to develop bad habits. Moreover, the horse is taught to THINK, and not just REACT. She has had one foal by our young stallion "Alen's Painted Desert".
Direct daughter of Spotted Alen Again
Incredible big-striding smooth true running walk
Will rack beautifully
Slow, easy, athletic canter
TOP FIVE REASONS TO LOVE THIS HORSE:
Her gait is PERFECTION! Smooth as silk, all natural, BAREFOOT and 4-beat;
Sensible and sane, sweetheart disposition, gentle natured;
Great conformation (wide chest, nice rump); hard, healthy hooves; beautiful spotted pattern;
Excellent care all her life, not started until she was 3 years old and then with natural horsemanship methods;
Excellent bloodlines -- direct daughter of Spotted Alen Again out of Ebony Masterpiece mare.
Our future speed racking filly! (NOT for sale at this time -- we are looking forward to the joy of developing her.)
By George Foreman's "Cocoa" and out of his mare "Miss Amazin'"
Click on her picture to go to her page and follow her progress.
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"Go Boy's Champagne Pride", known around the barn as "Gunsmoke"
Click here to see GO BOY'S CHAMPAGNE PRIDE (Gunsmoke) info and progeny
Want a Tennessee Walking Horse that looks like this? Check out our baby page to buy your own Tennessee Walking Horse colt/filly sired by this stallion and other beautiful stallions.
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WARNING: This stallion ( "Go Boy's Champagne Pride", also known as "Gunsmoke") may not be exciting enough for your taste. (Click on his picture to go to his page.) This is the first time (on 9/1/05) that he has been ridden in two years, and Jennifer chose to ride him bareback. She thought (actually hoped) that he would challenge her riding skills, and after a 20-minute workout with no misbehavior for her to practice her horse whispering on, she couldn't decide whether to challenge him herself or hug him, so she did both!!
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Congratulations, Hannah and "PattyCake" on your FFA Showmanship Grand Championship!
Click on Hannah and Pattycake's picture ABOVE to see video of their win.
WARNING: Horses are addictive substances, Click HERE for testimony.
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(Why our horses are happy and well-behaved!)
Click on dancing horses at LEFT or on Lynn riding Pistolero at RIGHT to go to our "Good Times" page to see all the activities we do with the horses, and trips that we take. More pics and videos coming soon!
All of the Tennessee Walking Horses are registered with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' & Exhibitors' Association, unless otherwise stated. Some are also registered with the Racking Horse Breeders' Association and/or the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders' & Exhibitors' Association (or National Spotted Saddle Horse Association), and all have current negative coggins report (within one year).
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NOTICE: We are not a 9-5 business, and since we work and travel a lot, we show horses on an appointment basis. Please be sure to call and set up an appointment before driving out here -- we'd hate for you to make the drive and then us not even be home for a few days! (We state this now because it has happened a couple of times already.)
Click on either picture to see weanlings/yearlings for sale!
What does the elephant and the Tennessee Walking Horse have in common? Wanna see proof that the Tennessee Walking Horse is an all-natural gait, not man-made? Click on the elephant to find out!
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES OF HORSES WITH THEIR NEW OWNERS.
These wonderful companions help us train these horses to ensure that your new pleasure mount is not afraid of dogs! Click on DJ's picture to spend some time with the dogs we ride with!
Click on George's picture ABOVE to see a page of our trail rides, parades and camping trips.
October, 2010 NWHA show:
First horse show for this duo! Hannah wins several blue ribbons on Joy (click on her picture to see more)
October, 2011 NWHA show:
Second horse show for this duo (different judge)! Hannah wins several blue ribbons on Joy and this time, she does it on her own, without my supervision! This is a dynamic team of talent, for sure!
2010 Year End Champion Horseman Division Texas Trail Challenges
riding "LV King Tuck", a beautiful stout bay horse she purchased from us in 2006. Click on their picture to see video from our recent weekend on this competitive trail ride and for more info on Texas Trail Challenges.
Announcing: "Peddlin' The Gold"
4-yr-old Beautiful Palomino Tennessee Walking Horse Mare
*** NATIONAL SUPREME VERSATILITY CHAMPION***
Click on any of the three pictures above to see more info!
Congratulations to Becca and caitlin on their championship wins this weekend (3/3/12) at the lone star gaited pleasure association show in lufkin, texas! click on leo's picture to see their story.
These pleasure Tennessee Walking Horses are ridden daily through neighborhoods around traffic, dogs, 4-wheelers, 18-wheelers, school buses, cattle, emus and we take them through the National Forest, to the Gulf of Mexico to play in the ocean, the river, organized trail rides, parades and even an occasional show or two. We have relied on honesty, quality and integrity for the last 15 years to maintain a solid reputation and these horses will be exactly what we tell you. All vices/personality traits are disclosed up front before you meet the horse. Weanlings and yearlings Tennessee Walkers have been imprinted at birth, taught to lead, stand tied, handle their feet, be clipped and load in a trailer. If you desire, we can arrange for a vet check on the horse you are interested in, and for out-of-state buyers, you can check to see what your state requires for shipping a horse (from anywhere) into your state, as well as a list of equine transport companies, by clicking on the animated "Hobo Horse", above left. (Most of the time, all that is required is a negative EIA (neg. coggins) within 12 months and a health certificate within 30 days.) All sales transactions are the jurisdiction of our barn in Hardin, Liberty County, Texas.
Please note that a review of these pages does not constitute solicitation of sales.
Lunch break at a restaurant on the way to the Angelina Forest.
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Cloud 9 Walkers
P. O. Box 878
Hardin, Texas 77561-0878
(55 minutes east of Houston)
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Telephone number: (281) 726-4545
Located in Hardin, Texas (zip 77561)