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Oct. 20, 2014

New horses just came in! Check them out!


Prices of our horses.

Out horses range from $1,800 to $5,000.  This is of course depending on the horse, age, background etc.  If you are interested in a particular horse just call us or email us for a price.

When you want to see a picture of the horse that is listed below, click on the blue name of the horse and it will load up the pictures you want to see.  Thank You.

Call us or email us. 830 693 8253 email is Pat@tonkawood.com


Ok folks, here is another show stopper.  We have a connection with a fancy show stable in the Dallas area that donates some horses to Common Ground. These  horses have been major show horses on the A Hunter circuit.  Perry is one of these.  He was a champion Hunter in that tough division for years.  He is a Hanoverian Warmblood that was imported from Germany. He stands 16 3 hands.  His owners have now donated him to Common Ground to retire from the circuit.  He is extremely gentle with amazing manners and training.  He is ready for a new life of trail riding, light jumping and great ring riding.  He is sound and in great shape. He is not to be shown again on the A circuit as part of his donation.  These great owners love this horse and want the perfect home for him. We recommend him for any rider as his kind disposition and way of going are safe and calm.

Gota Zip

Zip is the ultimate children's horse.  He is a registered Paint that showed and won three world championships.  He is 16 years old and ready for a child to learn to ride, and if you want learn to show western pleasure and showmanship.  He also won hunter under saddle.  These great horses are perfect for a young rider to learn and compete as safety and years of training prevail. He also is a wonderful trail horse that would make any family proud to own.


If you want the ULTIMATE safe nice horse for your children or any beginning rider, YO is the one.   He is 14 years old and came from the YO ranch.  He was used to take riders out on a "cowboy" experience.  He is well trained, but amazing in his attitude for anyone to ride.  If an expert gets on he is ready to go with roping, side passing, gate opening and a great neck rein and stop.  If a rank beginner gets on him, he tones down and is a safe nice horse.  We put our niece on him this weekend as she had never ridden and wanted to ride.  He took her all over the ranch safely.  This is a great family horse, a perfect starter horse for the children. YO stands just under 15 hands.


This cool horse came in from Montana two weeks ago after working a big ranch. Our buyer has connections in the area and she was able to purchase Billings for us.  Billings is 8 years old and stands 16 hands.  He is amazing for his mind and his training.  These good ranch horses are what we love to represent here at Tonkawood as they have "been there done it" and represented years of training and therefore safety for our riders. He can rope, spin when asked, side pass, open gates and check fences.  If you want to safely trail ride, Billings thinks "wow this is easy, I can do this like a breeze". We recommend him for any rider with some experience as he is fun, sharp and needs a rider that can take advantage of his knowledge for fun and safety.


This amazing horse is a former Tonkawood horse.  He was used in the mountains of Ruidoso New Mexico by his owners for trail riding.  He is just amazing in his attitude and his ability being a former ranch horse. Due to family circumstances the owners called us to sell him to a good home. This horse is amazing in his mind set, his attitude and his ability.  If you want a proven trail horse that has a great handle, a good stop and most importantly safety, we highly recommend Lucky. He is 11 years old and stands just under 16 hands. He will take a beginner rider or a seasoned pro for a great ride. (sale pending)


*news alert.  Fonzie went to the horse show show with our 11 year old rider.  He got a second place. He was ridden English for this event and he was a star. Fonzie will go both English and Western. This absolute gem of a horse Fonzie is a 13 year old Quarter Horse.  He has done 4 H shows, trail riding and a family horse.  He was sold as the children were off to college and he needs a new family to love.  We have had our riders on him from the best to the very beginner.  He just seems to know who his rider is and acts accordingly.  He loves to work, and is great on the trail.  This guy is a great candidate for anyone that wants a pretty, sound fun horse to ride that YOU can trust!!! He stand just under 15 hands. (Fonzie has been leased for  for the fall show season by a student). He will be available in two months.


Sometime we get a really special character here at Tonkawood.  Louise has immediately become the student's favorite.  She is a 16 year old mare that came from the Louisiana prison system. These rare prison horses are so completely trained and safe that they are hard to purchase.  Our buyer was first in line to get Louise. She stands 16 hands. She is in wonderful shape and has many years left for a children's starter horse, or anyone that wants a safe horse to ride on trails and a family model.  She is a real character and everyone has fallen in love with Louise! We are showing her with our 9 year old Evelyn riding her.



Call us or email us. 830 693 8253 email is Pat@tonkawood.com

What do we mean by sale pending?

Sale pending means that the horse has been sold and is out for the 7 day period.  Please see our guarantee.

We are so proud of our new owners and the good horses they have.  These safe guys are the backbone of the industry, hard to find and deserve a good home with loving families.  We are happy to say that all our "guys" are well placed and that makes our job fun and much easier.  Thank you all. 

We are especially proud of our horses that are going out of state as the trust and our references are giving our horses a great opportunity to serve in other states as well as here in Texas.

Pat and Pam


 Our Designer horses!

We would like to ask our prospective buyers to give us a good description and outline of the horses you are looking for.   We would like to encourage you to email us, or call us telling us exactly what you are looking for in a horse. There are eight criteria we look at when we determine if we can "match" you to a horse. 1. Safety.  2. The need. What do you want to do with the horse? Trail ride, ranch ride, versatility play days etc.  3. What is your skill level? 4. Where are you keeping the horse? This allows us to determine the suitability of our horses to YOUR environment. 5. Are you going to haul your horses to ride? Obviously easy loading is a MUST. 6. What are the pasture mates? 7. Who is going to ride the horse? Children, family or single rider need is a question we ask. WHEN WE DETERMINE WHAT KIND OF PARTNER YOU NEED, THEN WE CAN SUITABILITY FIND YOU A MATCH. 8. What price range are you looking in ?

We ask you to come to Tonkawood for an evaluation ride so we can see what kind of partner you want and need that way with high gas prices you do not waste a trip for a horse and we can make a good match for you. Please note that we are not seeking to critize your riding as we get all kinds of riders, but the overriding goal is to have you enjoy the horse, the sport and the love based on your needs and skills. If you come to Tonkawood and do an evaluation ride, we will then seek a partner for you, determine the suitability for you and then send you pictures.  If you live to far, then please give us as much information as you can so we can make sure we show you a candidate that suites your needs and suites the horse. If you like the horse, after an evaluation ride, we send pictures, and if the look suites you, we will then HOLD the horse for you until you can come to see it. We also ask that you check out our sold column and give us an idea of the type of "look" you like.  That cuts down time, effort and money by pre qualifying a horse for you.

Our horses must meet the standard of safety we require for all of them. No horse can be perfect at all times, and circumstances can occur that render the horse unsuitable or the rider not in tune. Some horses are better suited to individual needs than others, that is why we are asking you to give us a list so we can determine if and how a horse will suite your needs.

Prices of our horses.

Out horses range fro $1,800 to $5,000.  This is of course depending on the horse, age, background etc.  If you are interested in a particular horse just call us for a price. 830 693 8253  Thanks