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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). They are stalled during the daytime and turned out to pasture at night for freedom and socialization.)
"Sundance" -- Beautiful stocky 8-yr-old golden palomino from the John A's Chance bloodline on top, and Prides Generator/Sun's Delight D on the bottom. He will turn 8 years old on 6/21/15. Sundance is a really nice registered Tennessee Walking Horse palomino gelding that has a great head shaking running walk and a sweet canter, but a fabulous racking gait with quite a bit of speed. We clocked him at 14 mph the other day and that is with him being 'rusty' and not ridden for awhile. He could be considered a finished trail horse because he will go anywhere and across any obstacle that you point him at. He is a sensitive horse, meaning that he steps off immediately when you tell him to, stops immediately, etc. No buck or rear, but my experience with beginner and timid riders has been that they want sluggish type mellow horses, so even though we could put a beginner on this horse under our supervision, I would prefer that he go to a home with an intermediate and up rider. Great second horse for a family -- not first horse. Fun fun for intermediate and up riders. Sure footed and smooth. $6500
Click on his photo to go to his page.
"Lester" -- Beautiful 15H black and white spotted Tennessee Walking Horse gelding by a direct son of Marshall Dillon who was out of a direct daughter of Merry Go Boy! You don't see that very often, up close in a pedigree. Merry Go Boy was my favorite World Grand Champion -- I love the way he was built! On Lester's dam's side, he goes back to the World Grand Champion Ebony Masterpiece. He turned 4 years old on April 8th of this year and has a very gentle spirit. He performs a rack and then a thrilling slow, rocking chair carousel canter quite effortlessly. His tail is excessively thick and waves behind him like a flag. We believe that he could be a great pleasure horse that the whole family can ride, and would be a trail pleasure show prospect, as well. $5750 Click on his photo at left to go to his page for more info, pictures and video.
"Suzi" -- 3-year old 15H palomino Tennessee Walking Horse mare. BAREFOOT AND perfect 4-beat gait!
Congratulations to Jennifer and her family in Oklahoma.
"Painted Ringo Starr" -- Gorgeous big bone, large framed natural gaiting black & white tobiano Tennessee Walking Horse stallion by our beautiful "Alen's Painted Desert" and out of our fine Delight Bumin' Around/Ebony Mountain Man mare. Possibly homozygous for tobiano and black. We imprinted him when he was born, trained him to walk respectfully at halter, back, move off pressure, load in a trailer, tolerate highway traffic, dogs, sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, motorized farm vehicles, and he does great on the obstacle course in hand. Great start in life, will make a great family horse, trail riding horse, or future herd sire. $2500 Click on his picture to go to his page to see more info.
"We call him "Don Diego de la Vega"
The first time I saw him, I thought "beautiful colt", but wasn't in the market for a grey or a young horse, and especially not a young stallion. (He is now a gelding.)
And then, his owner unloaded him from the trailer, and I heard the melody to a Neil Diamond song start to play in my head . . . . except, instead of "then I saw her face, I'm a believer!", I heard "then I saw him MOVE, now I'm a believer!" This colt had such stunning fluid athletic moves that I didn't care if he was purple or mud brown, I knew he was special. He performs a beautiful head shaking, floating running walk and a nice, rocking chair easy athletic canter.
But then, I love an athletic animal that I feel secure riding through any terrain, especially a sure footed horse in the mountains. This colt has the stuff.
We are reluctantly offering him for sale, and if he doesn't sell, we are really looking forward to developing him under saddle when he comes of age.
(Not for sale at this time)
Click on his photo to go to his page.
"Cadillac Jack" -- 7-1/2 year old 15.3H chocolate Kentucky Mountain gelding, probably gentle for anyone to ride. He is absolutely a wonderful, compliant, smooth, willing pleasure mount, and we have hauled him to camping trips and trail rides in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, as well as a trail challenge recently, in which he won the youth division. He slow canters, side passes, backs, pivots, forehand turns, nicely seasoned quiet horse. $8500
Click on his photo to go to his page.
"Penny" -- Stunningly beautiful, classy, aristocratic coppery sorrel 6-1/2 year old 15.1H stocky Tennessee Walking Horse mare with excellent bloodlines. A nice horse to be seen riding, and what an excellent prospect for a broodmare! Penny has a beautiful round rump, sloping shoulders, naturally arched neck, carries herself with los of presence, big back end, long thick flowing mane and tail. Click on picture at LEFT to see more info. NOT FOR SALE AT THIS TIME
"Kiss" -- We raised her, trained her the right way, then turned her out for a long time with the broodmares and cattle to just grow up and mature. When we pulled her back out of the pasture recently and started riding her again, she took up like we just left off yesterday. She is spirited and fun to ride, very flashy and has only had one set of shoes on in her life, and that's because the kids wanted to take her to a playday where they had racking classes, and we wanted to see if it she would pick her front feet up just a little higher. You can see in the video above that it really didn't make much of a difference -- she was still the same old automatic transmission kinda gal! Rock hard hooves of steel, perfect gait. In foal to our stallion "Diamond Dak" for a March, 2016 baby. $4250
Click on her photo to go to her page.
"Rolex" -- Gorgeous golden palomino Tennessee Walking Horse gelding with tons of "Look At Me" presence, and a fantastic, fun racking gait. Will perform a sweet slow canter, as well. He is three years old, and we purchased him when he was about 18 months old and turned him out to pasture for a little over a year to run with the cattle and broodmares and be a 'kid'. This horse has the cutest personality and it shows in his face. He has a refined head, carries himself with pride, and has great bloodlines. He is a grandson of Trip My Triger on top, and his dam is a direct daughter of Seve. NOT FOR SALE AT THIS TIME.
Lucky horse will spend his new life in the beautful state of Colorado!
"Remington" -- Drop dead gorgeous tri-colored 3 yr old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding that probably ANYONE can ride and feel safe, yet be thrilled by! We sold his dam in foal with him, she raised him in her back yard with loving care and gentle kindness, and then brought him to us to put through our natural horsemanship program. Never been abused or known any kind of mistrust with humans, one-owner horse raised the right way. Gentle, but not spoiled, very respectful. Gaits -- he is the one all the kids argue over who gets to ride him. Wonderful smooth gaits, nice back end, easy sweet rocking canter on correct leads, side passes, pivots, forehand turns, backs, has been hauled on a few camping trips with us. This is DEFINITELY a lifetime horse, and the kind that everyone is looking for. He is a direct son of our beloved old stallion "Go Boy's Champagne Pride" and out of a sweetheart gentle mare. With two docile-as-a-lamb parents, he just can't help but be GOOD! Truly, the kind everyone is looking for. $8500 Click on his picture to see more info.
"Frosty" -- 9-yr-old grey roan sabino 14.3H Kentucky Mountain gelding with silvery mane and tail, stockings, blazed face and a unique silvery color to his coat. He is a ROAN so this is the color he will be for the rest of his life -- he will not turn white. Frosty is probably gentle for anyone to ride. $3500
Click on his photo to go to his page.
"Misti" -- Cindy purchased Misti from us 4-1/2 years ago and loves her to the moon, but life's situations get in the way and she is not able to have a horse any longer, so someone is going to get a rare opportunity to own a mare of this caliber, which doesn't come on the market very often. If you like a little spunk, lots of willingness and good behavior, smooth gaits barefoot or shod, excellent pedigree, flashy chrome, athletic ability and as a bonus, the option to reproduce all these great traits, Misti would make a great family addition for you. Currently in foal to our stallion "Diamond Dak" for a March, 2016 foal. Not for sale at this time.
Click on her photo to go to her page for more info and videos.
SOLD!! She is bred to Diamond Dak for a 2016 foal!
"Norma Jean" -- Of course this is her barn name, because of her beautiful blonde mane and tail, which puts her in the class of Marilyn Monroe! She is barefoot and gaiting smoothly as silk, nice canter, sweetheart personality, chrome everywhere, and with her bloodlines as a bonus (Pusher, Prides Stormy Night, Prides Generator, Carbno Copy, Mack K's Handshaker), she is a fantastic choice for having foals. She's probably gentle for anyone to ride, and at her age, will make a lifetime family horse. $5500 Click on her photo to go to her page.
"Alen's Painted Desert" --**SOLD** Meet our sure-footed, four-beat gaited, rocking chair cantering, easy, gentle Spotted Alen Again bred buckskin tobiano gelding. 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. This horse is ready for competitive trail competition, hauling across the nation for trail riding, working cattle, or anything you might want to do with him. $15,000 Click on his picture for more information and his history. **SOLD**
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"Go Boy's Champagne Pride", known around the barn as "Gunsmoke"
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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!)
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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!
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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)