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 spend days riding and evaluating their
potential new partner. For our customer’s convenience, we
offer a modern guest cabin and if a horse is purchased we
waive the nightly fee. 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.
Cabin is not only available for customers looking at buying
horses but it is offered to the general public as a daily rental
as well. Individuals may bring their own horses and ride the
area for a nominal fee."
I look forward to meeting you
personally at Twin Pond Ranch.
--Fred C. Mau
Horses of The WEST, we frequently ride the
of the Rocky Mountains with the horses we
I have been in the horse business for
twenty years and have owned dozens of horse and stock
trailers from various manufacturers but no brand stands
up to the quality of a Kiefer Built! I bought this
stock/combo Deluxe II brand new in January 2011. All
Aluminum, 16 feet with 4 ' Straight Wall Dressing Room.
Floor Mats, Saddle Rack, Escape door, Center Gate and
Dome Lights. Can hold as many as six full size horses
but five is the ideal. The tapered nose make this
trailer aerodynamic and very economical to pull, yet a
tall person can sleep in the nose with plenty of room. I
have had as many as 30 50 lb bags of grain in the nose.
As far as I am concerned this is the best engineered
horse trailer ever made. Only 16 foot in length
including air tight Dressing Room with screen door and
windows. MSRP was $20,000! Why pull a big flat air
resistant trailer down the road when you can own this
near-new beauty for thousands less?
Part of our
Real Life Training program takes place
right where a good trail horse should be ridden, high in the
<==Photo of Gary &
Dacia Woodworth celebrating the Holidays in the Arizona
Desert on Dapple Dan and Yuma
"June 10th, 2010 Guest from Virginia riding Winston high
in the mountains near Chama, New Mexico."
heaven on earth that so few ever find
Though the map's in your soul and the trail's in your
Friend and good
client Frank Bowman of Custer, South Dakota on newly
purchased horse, Pedro in Black Hills. Photo taken
September 28th, 2009
The quality of the horses we offer
for sale is high ..13,000 feet high!!!
visiting take a little time to read some funny
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, if not days, 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
Trail Horses of The WEST
offers a Guest Cabin for rent.
Renters with their own horses are welcomed. 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.