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March 3, 2015   We have some nice new horses in from last week but the weather has not permitted the evaluation process.  Please stay tuned for an update when we can get out with them and with a camera :) We have a beautiful black gelding, 11 years old and a really nice Bay horse from the feed lot plus a pretty flaxen mane and tail gelding..  If the weather clears a little, we will get out in the next two days.

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


Well we at least got one out of the rain somewhat and here is Cody. Cody is a 13 year old gelding that stands just under 15 hands.  He is gentle and has passed all the tests even in the rain.  We are showing him with one of our gutzy riders that rode anyway.  Boy our kids love to ride.  Cassidy is 8 years oid and said Boy "Miss Pam this is a nice one".  He came from a family that trail rode Cody.

Cabo (in evaluation)

This darling horse looks to be the perfect children's mount or horse for any rider. Watch for him to finish this week weather permitting.  Cabo is 12 years old and stands 14 3 hands. (sale pending)



The beautiful horse has passed all his tests.  He is 11 year old and stands 15 hands.  Ice is a horse that does require at least an advanced beginner rider as he is fun, responsive and ready to go.  He has passed all his tests. He goes over the bridge, in and out the tires, the noodles and is great on the trail. We recommend him for any rider that has some experience. Our intermediate riders have all ridden him and love him.( sale pending)

Einstein (in evaluation)

This nice safe horse is a great model for anyone to ride.  He has done playdays, parades and all around horse activities for a 9 year old child.  Unfortunate family circumstances precipitated his sale and our buyer was able to purchase him.  This is a good one folks.  Watch for him to finish his evaluation this week.


This beautiful black and white Paint horse came from a woman that we have had horses from in the past.  Our buyer Les has the first chance at purchasing her horses. Teddy was trained for the Houston Mounted Patrol.   He is beautiful and has extensive training for participation in the Patrol. (sale pending)



Let's not start out with his name.  The kids named him so be it.  Alca is a 14 year old Texas prison horse.  We are thrilled when our buyer can get these horses as they are really trained to the max.  Alca is fun to ride according to little El our 8 year old resident tester.  She loves him.  He has a great slow trot, a "smooth lope" and just a safe kind nice horse.  We recommend him for anyone that wants a spook proof ride. (sale pending)



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