March 10, 2014
Call us or email us. 830 693 8253 email is Pat@tonkawood.com
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Now here is one of the nicest horses we have gotten from our buyer. Cosmo is a beautiful dappled gray gelding that stands 15 3 hands. He is 9 years old and has been a ranch horse his whole life. He has a great handle a good stop and is very responsive to ride. He has a great attitude and has passed all the camp tests we gave him today. We like Cosmo for riders that are looking to get back into riding, or new at the game as his attitude and him no muss no fuss demeanor really make for a great trail horse. He is doing well in the ring also and went out on a trail ride today with all the camp kids. Watch for more updates during camp week.
Perky (in evaluation)
This beautiful mare is a gem. We have already used her today in Pam's children's camp. Perky is a registered Quarter Horse with Doc's Prescription breeding. She is 9 years old. She has done ranch work and some cutting. She has a great handle and a kind good mind. We will complete her evaluation this week, but so far the kid's love her. She stands 14 3 hands.
Now if you want the ultimate horse for a child, look at this horse. Gunny is 13 years old and came from a ranching family. He can rope, walk fence and loves to trail ride. The amazing thing about this horse is his attitude. Look at these pictures with a 6 year old riding him and our Brook on him. Gunny is a line back Dunn, with leopard legs and when he sheds his winter coat will be beautiful. This horse is complete safety!!!!! Gunny stands 14 hands.
Now this horse is what I call a "glamour puss". He is just beautiful. Ranger came from Tonkawood and was sold the a wonderful couple. He has been a star for them but an unfortunate health condition has occurred for his owner. We were called by the owner to ask if we would like to repurchase Ranger. We of course said YES. This is a good one folks. Ranger stands 16 1 and goes a good 1200 pounds. He is a gem in his attitude and his ability. The former owners rode him on trail rides in all the state parks here in Texas and he loved it. He is just great on the trail and in the ring. We showed him yesterday with one of Pam's students riding him. This horse is as nice as he is beautiful. He has passed all his tests with flying colors. If you want to do some nice spring trail riding, here is your horse.
Now if you want the kindest horse we have seen for years, Tiny is the one. He is gentle and kind and will take any child around safely. He is very forgiving and just waits for the rider to figure it out and "get with it". We show him with a seven year old rider in class yesterday. She is tooooo cute. He took perfect care of her and did his thing with safety and ease. This is a good one folks. We recommend him for any rider. He is very well trained, has a good handle a good stop and most of all ATTITUDE! Tiny is 11 years old and stands 15 hands.
Texas is now healed. He had a foot abscess that was a result of a stone bruise. He is good to go now and a wonderful horse for anyone that wants a truly outstanding horse for safety, beauty, and the best sound mind you can find in a horse. He is registered and stands 16 hands. He is truly one of the most gentle safe animals that has ever come to Tonkawood. Texas is 10 years old. we recommend him for any rider. He will go English if asked but his claim to fame is ranch work in his former life.
Call us or email us. 830 693 8253 email is Pat@tonkawood.com
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.