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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.)
"Zip" -- Athletic fellow. Extremely flashy 50/50 black and white Spotted Saddle Horse gelding with a beautiful presence about him. He's 15.1H and 5 years old, sets up naturally in the bridle, cute little racking gait and easy lope. Zip will walk slowly like a Quarter Horse, rack softly in a nice slow gait, rack quickly and then do a soft little canter. He's very 'zippity' and fun on the trails, and when I ride him, I feel like I'm riding a cute little moto-scooter or dirt bike the way he athletically takes the turns with barely any change at all in his transitions. When you ask him to halt, he will stop and then stand quietly, waiting for your next command. He is one of the most beautiful spotted horses I've ever met and the pictures don't do him justice -- his mane is crimped and naturally wavy. $5500 Click on his picture to see more info.
"Anna" -- This gorgeous creature could be the smoothest horse you ever rode, and she is fairy tale beautiful. Anna is a direct daughter of the World Grand Champion "Hard Texas Cash" (by the World Grand Champion "Coin's Hard Cash") and out of a Sun's Delight D granddaughter. She is 9 years old, barefoot and so smooth gaited that I call her 'Butter Feet". Her head is very refined and beautiful, with a long arched neck, sloping shoulders right out of the textbook, big rump, thick mane and tail, and already a proven broodmare, as well as a trail horse. $6500 Click on her picture to see 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. $2750
"Alen's Painted Desert" -- 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.
"Jose" -- Classy, stand up kind of guy, nicely built golden palomino Tennessee Walking Horse gelding that we bred and raised ourselves. We have raised many gentle siblings from his dam, and his sire is a gorgeous, classy direct son of the World Grand Champion "Jose Jose". This gelding is a beautiful animal, golden with snow white mane and tail, a sloping shoulder, nice rump, long neck, big bone structure. We imprinted him at birth and he's had a rock solid round pen foundation, so now he is ready to start under saddle. Buy him now for $3000 and continue his training at $650 per month, with weekly lessons for you to become accustomed to our training methods included. We expect to have him under saddle lightly soon, and by November of this year he would be ready for us to start putting different riders on him, which we like to do to round out our horses. He will be trained to back on a light rein, halt, stand quietly, pivot, forehand turn, side pass and step over a log to be mounted, as well as being hauled around to different trails, the lake, the beach, etc. We expect to have him ready to go to a new home at the end of January, 2014. Click on his picture to see more info.
"Brando" -- Extremely nicely gaited, nicely built Tennessee Walking Horse gelding that we bred and raised ourselves. We have raised many gentle siblings from his dam, and his sire is superbly four-beat gaited. Brando is a very unique color -- almost chocolate with a silverish blondish chocolatish mane and tail and his stockings and blaze really make him flashy. We imprinted him at birth and he's had a rock solid round pen foundation, so now he is ready to start under saddle. Buy him now for $2850 and continue his training at $650 per month, with weekly lessons for you to become accustomed to our training methods included. We expect to have him under saddle lightly soon, and by November of this year he would be ready for us to start putting different riders on him, which we like to do to round out our horses. He will be trained to back on a light rein, halt, stand quietly, pivot, forehand turn, side pass and step over a log to be mounted, as well as being hauled around to different trails, the lake, the beach, etc. We expect to have him ready to go to a new home at the end of January, 2014. Click on his picture to see more info.
"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.
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.
"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)