Thank you for
viewing this website. Our operation and approach to
selling trail and pleasure horses
is unique, in the fact that we are right in the mountains
and can ride our horses we offer for sale, right out of the
ranch and onto hundreds of miles of trails. When our
customers come to look at our horses we use these mountain
trails as our “Large” evaluation and demonstration area! It
would be easy to demonstrate our horses in an arena or on a
small track but we feel customers needs to see a horse cross
water, climb rocky steep trails as well as ride “off trail”
or bushwack through the mountains! We encourage our
customers to come and ride and evaluate their
potential new partner. The manner in which we prefer to work
with customers is on consultative bases. The majority of our
customers are referrals and repeats and Trail Horses Of The
WEST is proud to say we have now sold over a thousand gaited
pleasure horses in the last nine years. We are confident we
can find you, the customer, the perfect, safe match!” The
average age of our customers are between the ages of 45 and
70 and they desire a horse they can simply get on, ride, and
enjoy! This is the business of Trail Horses of the West!
understand the uniqueness of our operation, I would highly
encourage you to read all parts of this website.
section will tell you a great deal about me, the owner, and
why only the gaited breeds are offered for sale to trail and
pleasure horse riders.
section should give you a good idea as to how are past
customers feel about the horse or horses they have bought
from Trail Horses of The West
Rides” section should help you understand what type of
terrain our horses get exposed to.
I look forward to meeting you
personally at Twin Pond Ranch.
--Fred C. Mau
For the past fifteen
years Trail Horses of the West (aka, Trail Horses of
Colorado) has successfully been in business, but now it
is time to go fishing and let someone else run and serve
horse buyers all over North America. So, here is an
excellent opportunity for a person or persons to own a
profitable business and at the same time live in one of
the most beautiful locations anywhere! No, Trail Horses
of the West is not a hobby business that needs to be
fed. Rather, Trail Horses of the West is a profitable
business that can feed you! In addition to selling
horses, there is income produced from Saddle/Tack sales
and the Guest Cabin generates income from daily rental
as well. Please note: THOTW, Inc. is
not going out of business and will stay in business
until a new owner is found.
I prefer to sell the
business and the ranch together but may consider selling
separately. To learn more please e-mail me at:
satisfied customers riding and evaluating a
Trail Horses of The WEST horse during a recent
Should you come visit our ranch you are welcomed
and encouraged to spend long hours, riding our horses
in order to be sure you have found the right companion.
One of the many benefits of this business is
making new friends and later riding with them. Here is a photo of
Shadow, Cowboy Red and their owners, Linda and Mike Bayer of
Amarillo, Texas. Photo taken of our ride together on Hermit Peak
Trail, July 2009. Lookin' good all!
New Years Day 2010. Magic Man in desert of
Come ride the lovely
Sangre de Cristo Mountains, enjoy a day trip to Santa Fe, or
just relax and enjoy the beauty of Twin Ponds Ranch.