Sorry, I didn't realize that there were so many horses on this site with the name "Magic". The current owners are Don & Martha Thurmond, so if you do a search again be sure to look at the pictutes of Magic that are posted by Martha. If you prefer to call Don, his number is 615 364-7460. I owned Magic for about 3 years and loved riding him. He was fast and we would always leave the other riders in the smoke even though we would never trot, only rack!
We don't have tons of horses, only 13 with 3 foals expected in April/May. We are going to start selling some horses soon because we are running out of pasture.
I hope you have a fun and safe trail riding year in 2009.
Lacey, I know a guy who has a really nice, big, fast racking horse. Actually I once owned him. If you want to know more, do a search (top right hand corner) on this website for "Magic" and it will pull up a forum that I posted a couple weeks ago and provide the owners name and phone number.
I ride a 3 yr old spotted mountain horse, I imprinted him as a foal and have been riding him for the past year. My wife, who was never a real horse fan until recently, got the horse of her dreams, an 11 yr old, dead broke, smooooth gaited, spotted saddle horse about eight months ago and now she loves to ride and loves her horse - Milky Way (her horse's name). My wife is my favorite riding buddy so I am glad that she is enthused to trail ride. We have a lot of different horses (TWH, RMH, KMH, SMH), all gaited, but focus primarily on breeding Rockies and Spotted Mountains (Spotted TWH x Rocky). If you look at our wine label on the front page you can see our primary breeding stallion. He's featured on our Spotted Mountain Pinot Noir wine.
The horse in my profile pic is actually, but not to be cliche', my project or rescue horse. He was the 2002 Spotted Saddle World Grand Champion (Cashius Clay) but was so badly abused that he could barely walk when I got him. Now he is 13 yrs old. Nevertheless I bought him and have been nursing his feet back to health for the past year. I hope to see him enjoy being a horse again. I'm not sure he will ever be able to gait smoothly (he's very pacey) or able to go on long rides but alas, I just liked him and have enjoyed watching his progress.
It's sure nice to have you on this site, thanks much! I hope to meet you on one of our rides soon.
And yes, I agree, women seem to have the best eyes for photos.
Howdy Lacey, thanks for joining Tennessee Trail Riders. We look forward to your "horsey" pictures that you can post and share with others on our website. Also try your hand at posting events, videos and trail ratings. Feel free to invite friendly trail riders and horse lovers by clicking on "INVITE" on the main menu (top right corner of the main page).
I hope this site is helpful in meeting other horse enthusiasts. Keep an eye on the EVENTS section announcing trail rides and equine events featuring and including our members.
Again, thanks for joining the website, we look forward to meeting you.
Cheers and happy trails,