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Tristan - 11 yrs.

$600 - Tristan is an 11 year old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding. He is a big, bulky boy and stands at 15 hands tall. He is a beautiful dappled palomino, sound, healthy, well broke and good mannered. Tristan is current on all his shots, wormers, trimming and recently had his teeth floated, so he is good to go. He is a seasoned trail horse who has been ridden on roads with traffic, bikes, joggers, you name it. As nice of a horse as he is, he likes to go, and he is strong, so he is not a horse for someone who likes to just plod along. Someone is going to have a blast with this big beautiful boy....absolutely someone's dream horse.

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Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding!

He checks all MY boxes, that's for sure......
Look away John - Look away [eek]

Jan H
What a beautiful horse!!  Wish I had a place for him.
Leslie V
Oh Tristan!  Would love to be your Isolde....  LOL!  What a handsome boy who sounds like a blast to ride!
Mine! He's my dream horse! Only thing is I have too many dream horses!! What's a girl to do?! Too many horses, not enough time or money. I love the gaited horses. Took me a long time to switch over from my Quarter Horses and half Arab-whom I still love-but gotta say I LOVE the smoothness and energy of some of the gaited horses. In my older age, it has brought a whole new joy to my riding.
NO, NO NO!!   groan....
I just said to someone, it'll be my luck that MHWF gets a good TWH to entice me. 
We just had to say Good bye to our amazing 31 year old TWH and it's left a hole in our heart and pasture.

IF my daughter was living closer, this would happen.   What a lovely, incredible horse.
Nice! Does he have smooth gait? I know someone who may be interested....endurance potential??? Love my MWHF adopted horses!
Wow!!  What a nice boy!
Donna R
Wow! I love Palominos and he is gorgeous!  And a TWH!

Debr, I think this is a sign. 
Barb S
I agree! Debr it's a sign😉
Get him, Deb, and I'll help keep him exercised.

We do have an appointment to show him on Sunday, but after that, he is wide open if he is not adopted.
I would like to look at him if he doesn't sell tomorrow. Please let me know so we can make an appointment. Thanks!
Tristan definitely isn't going to sell because this is an adoption program.  [wink]  [smile]  If Tristan happens to get adopted today, we will mark him as adopted right away so everyone knows.  
Donna M
This beautiful boy isn't going to be there long. He is going to grace his new pasture very soon! Be still my heart. 


UPDATE: 8-14-2017

Tristan got pulled out of the pasture on Sunday for his first test ride since coming to MHWF last week. He is a big, strong, very healthy boy and is a lot of horse. He was a little fired up at the very beginning, but had three different people ride him and he did well. This is a horse that likes to go, go, go and whoever inquiries about him should be a confident rider who likes a horse with some fire in his soul....no kids or beginner riders please. 

Thank you Chloe!!!  

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We are thrilled to be able to announce that Tristan got adopted today!  Talk about a horse needing just the right person and a person needing just the right horse and having it come together, wow!  There is a right horse for everyone out there just as there is a right person for every horse, and Tristan and Amy are perfect for each other.  Amy rides almost daily, and Tristan is a horse who will greatly benefit from that.  Amy has had a lot of loss in her life recently, and I do believe that Tristan is already helping her heart heal.  Amy, we are thrilled to be adopted into your life also!  

We really look forward to hearing about Amy and Tristan's adventures together.  [smile]  
Thank you so much for choosing adoption, Amy, and a big congratulations!  

Here are a few pictures from adoption day today, 8/27/2017.  

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Congrats! Looks like a good match from pictures. Hope it all works out. He is definitely one i would have been interested in if looking. Hope to hear an occasional update.
linda b
Enjoy, Amy  Sounds like a great match! 

Good story, wow.
Congratulations to Tristan and Amy!
Sandy K
Amy, I am so happy for you. You and Tristan look like a great match.
Thanks everybody!!!  Am heading out to go work with Tristin... maybe the best way to describe what Tristin and I are feeling is:  [biggrin] and [thumb]
Scott: MHWF
I wanted to share a letter I received in my email this morning.....very special from a very special person.

Dear Scott, Karen, Sandy and all involved with MHWF,

It is with extreme gratitude that I write… to thank you not only for what you did for me but for what you do every day!

I didn’t know how broken hearted I was until yesterday.  I lost my dearly loved dog June 30th.  Less than a month and a half later I lost my mare.  We had been together for twenty-four years.  I trained her but when I look back over the years… she did more to train me.  We developed one of the most incredible partnerships I have ever had or seen.

As I swung my leg over Tristin, the energy he produced started the healing.  My focus was not on what had passed but what was to come.  Later when we arrived home I put him out to pasture with the donkey.  I sat on a bucket and watched them for hours.  I saw and heard the snorting and posturing…and as time passed curiosity (and perhaps need of each other) won…  they greeted each other.  In that moment, I realized that like me, the donkey had been passing each moment with her head down and heart grieving.  This morning they are still cautious of each other but won’t let the other out of their sight.  The donkey has her head up… and her heart - like mine - is healing. 

I am very impressed with MHWF.  It is apparent how committed you are to those in your care.  I am sure that you know the tremendous need for what you do … I am also sure that some of the things you see, the sacrifices you make, and the sadness you endure… must be sometimes overwhelming.  In those moments please remember those you have saved… the many horses, ponies, and donkeys… and also think of me and every other person you’ve helped to fill a hole in their life.  I know that I adopted Tristin.  But I think a name change maybe in order.  I think he is my Sunshine.  So I have started calling him Sunny.  

Life is a circle yet there is a beginning and there is an end.

Thank you for giving us a new beginning,


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