Dead Broke Farm

Trail Horses For Sale In Raleigh, NC

Dead Broke Farm buys and rescues horses, rehabilitates them, trains them, corrects performance issues, puts lots of trail hours on them, and then offers excellent trail horses for sale. Our horses have been ridden with dogs through creeks, mud, hills and past deer, four-wheelers, tractors, and birds who fly up right in front of them. So if you're looking for a good, solid horse, check out the horses we have for sale. We have horses for sale to satisfy all experience levels from beginner to intermediate to advanced riders, and we're conveniently located in Raleigh, NC.


Buck - Draft Horse For Sale

buckAge - 12 year-old

Breed - Belgian

Height - 16.3 hands

Estimated Weight - 2,300 lbs

Gender - Gelding

Color: Chestnut

De-wormed - 6/15/18

Teeth Floated - 7/10/18

Neg Coggins - 3/23/18

Price - $4,800
Buck is absolutely gorgeous. He has an incredibly beautiful mane and forelock. He's definitely a pretty boy. He's sweet and easy to catch. He rides, drives single and double, and he's broke to machinery. He came from the Amish country, so he knows the value of a hard days' work. We've used him for trail rides more recently as we ride; we don't drive. He can carry riders up to 350 lbs plus the weight of the saddle. He stands completely still for mounting (click on the link to see the video), so if you need a mounting block, that won't be a problem.
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We have rocky terrain, so he is shod on the front and trimmed on the back. (All our trail horses are shod to protect their hooves from stone bruises.) Buck is safe for beginners, but he's not a dead head. He will walk, trot, and canter willingly. He has a nice long back and can carry a 21 inch saddle, so we use him to ride young children under the age of 6 in the saddle with a guide. He's a nice, big horse, but he isn't tremendous for a Belgian. He's more of an average size Belgian - not a small one, but not a huge one either. This awesome draft horse is for sale for just $4,800.

Vanilla - Kentucky Mtn Horse For Sale

vanillas headAge - 13 year-old

Breed - Kentucky Mtn Saddle Horse

Height - 15.3 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Palomino

De-wormed - 4/15/18

Teeth Floated - 12/12/17

Neg Coggins - 7/17/17

Price - $2,400
Vanilla is a 16 hand, 13 year old, light Palomino Kentucky Mtn Saddle Horse mare. I've had her for nearly a year and have ridden her on our trail system, which includes rolling hills, many creek crossings, land bridges, and some muddy spots, and she crosses them all without hesitation. She is a very confident forward mover, so she rides well in the front leading rides and alone. She could easily ride with gaited horses and have no difficulty keeping up. She's comfortable with large flocks of birds suddenly taking flight, deer jumping up from behind fallen trees or creek beds, dogs on the trail, 4-wheelers, tractors, and traffic.
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An intermediate rider would really appreciate her especially if you ride alone frequently. Vanilla doesn't need to comfort of having other horses leave the barn with her, she isn't upset when she leaves her pasture pals, and she seems to enjoy getting out to explore new territory. She's not even bothered by flags flying with the sound of the rigging flapping and the moving shadows on the ground generated by the flags waving in the wind. Vanilla is too much horse for a young novice child, and she's too tall to be an ideal kid's horse anyway. She'll ride English or Western. She'll walk through creeks or jump them nicely if asked. She is one of my guide's favorite horses to ride.
We purchased her with a wound that's in the coronary band and the hair line above it. At that time, it was infected, but we treated it successfully, and she is 100% sound now. She sells as sound, but if you have any concerns, you are welcome to pay to have a vet come out and do a pre-purchase exam on her so that you can feel confident in her soundness. I've included a picture of the old injury and the resulting scar tissue on her left front leg. If you are wanting a show horse, this may be a serious consideration, but if you are looking for a nice trail horse that's happy to ride alone or in a large group of horses, Vanilla may be the right horse for you. You can get an ideal of her size by looking at the picture above of her in the pasture with our 17.2 hand Percheron, Chester. This nice Palomino horse is for sale for just $2,400.


Levi - Draft Cross Horse For Sale

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Draft Cross Horse for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 11 year-old

Breed - Percheron x Morgan

Height - 15.3 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,400 lbs

Gender - Gelding

Color: Black

De-wormed - 4/15/18

E/W/T/WN Shots - 4/15/18

Neg Coggins - 12/6/17

Price - $5,900
Levi is an 11 year-old gorgeous black Percheron Morgan crossbred gelding. He's green broke to drive and well broke to ride. He has a nice, smooth jog and is very personable. He stands at about 15.3 hands, so he's built to carry riders up to 260 lbs, but he's not so tall that it's challenging to mount up. Anyone can ride this horse. If you can sit upright, you can ride this horse. In fact, a sack of grain can ride this horse! He doesn't spook, and he's fine with dogs on the trail. He's just a laid back kind of guy (see the video of Levi under saddle). He's very willing to move out and back up,  help with the trail work, canter, and lope.

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He's up to date on vaccines, negative Coggins, de-wormer, and teeth floatation. Whoever buys this horse will get noticed because he's slick and beautiful. He has a nice jaw, straight profile, and exceptionally shapely ears. He's easy to catch and loves attention. This stunning draft crossbred horse is for sale for just $5,900.


Heartbreaker - Gorgeous Trail Horse For Sale 

Trail Horse for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 9 year-old

Breed - Quarter Horse

Height - 14.1 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Liver Chestnut

De-wormed - 2/27/17

E/W/T/WN Shots - 11/15/17

Neg Coggins - 10/14/17

Price - $2,300
Heartbreaker is a sweet 9 yo liver chestnut mare. She's an easy keeper, and very affectionate and comes to you in the pasture. She's not aggressive toward other horses even at feeding time. She's ideal for a teen or petite (i.e. vertically challenged) person. She isn't small boned - just vertically challenged herself at 14.1 hands. She has a gorgeous head and a nice build with a wide chest and butt.

The photos below were taken in Jan 2018, so they are current, and you can see what a pretty coat she has even in the winter out to pasture.I would recommend her for a beginner/intermediate rider. She isn't suitable for an inexperienced child because she has too much spunk for a complete novice. She never bucks or rears or prances, but she isn't blind in one eye and arthritic either. She would be ideal for an adult with some riding experience who is seeking a shorter horse for ease of mounting. She's very easy to handle and is easy to control with a sensitive mouth. In fact, I only use a hackamore on her because a bit isn't necessary.

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She'll cross creeks, bridges, and mud without hesitation. She will ride out alone or in a group. Currently, she's shod on the front and trimmed on the back (as are all my horses because we have rocky terrain). She has excellent ground manners and has never offered to pull back on the rope when tied to the hitching rail. So if you find her appealing and have some riding experience, she may be a perfect fit for you. This nice horse is for sale for just $2,300. Click on the link provided to see a video of Heartbreaker Under Saddle.



Horses for More Experienced Riders

I am selling a few of my personal horses only because I have 7 personal horses, and I'm lucky to get one ride out of a set of shoes because I'm too busy training or fixing issues that arise with my rental horses or horses I'm planning to sell. Given that, I don't feel it's fair for them to just pine away in a pasture getting older with each passing year. My personal horses are great quality horses. They just need experienced riders to appreciate them.

In my ads, I try to be very honest about the level of rider needed to ride the horses I'm offering for sale. I don't want to waste your time or mine. So if you're a good rider, you may want to check out some of my personal horses: Pablo, Karma, and Destiny. Prices listed are firm. 


Karma - Registered Paint Horse For Sale

Overo Paint Horse for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 5 years old

Height - 14.2 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Sorrel Overo Paint

De-wormed - 12/10/17

E/W/T/WN Shots - 4/16/16

Neg Coggins - 12/2/17

Price - $2,800 
Karma is a 5 year-old registered sorrel and white Overo Paint mare. She's out of Scenic Jetalito and Jetalito stock and stands about 14.2 hands. She's flashy and broke to ride. She's one of my personal horses, and she's feisty and needs an experienced rider. I started her out riding in a hackamore, but I ride her with a low port curb bit now. She's easy to catch and enjoys the company of people.

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So if you want to 'get noticed', this may be the horse for you. This good looking Paint horse is for sale for just $2,800.


Destiny - Stocky Quarter Horse For Sale

carla  destiny 1Age - 9 year-old

Height - 16 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,100 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Liver Chestnut

De-wormed - 12/10/17

E/W/T/WN Shots - 12/10/17

Teeth Floated - 6/2/17

Price - $3,200 
Destiny is one of my personal horses. I've had her since she was a yearling. She's 10 years old now, and she stands about 16 hands. I bought her at auction by outbidding a kill buyer. She was a gorgeous filly with an awesome build and a beautiful head, but she had a hernia where her umbilical cord had been, so she needed surgery. Most people don't want that kind of expense, and I can't say I blame them given the care required afterwards too. But I bought her and had the surgery done, and she has blossomed into a great, strong trail horse. She stands at about 16 hands, and you can see '6-pack abs' under her stomach when she sheds out in the summer. She's built like a brick house with a nice butt and wide chest. She has muscle on muscle.
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Destiny has a strong will and can be playful. She can be an adventure to ride at times, but she never attempts to throw you. She's been on multiple organized rides, and I've even ridden her bareback on two rides that were each 5 to 6-hour rides. She has an awesome jog and a nice canter. She has never once bucked when cantering her nor does she rear. However, she can get 'hot' sometimes, so she needs an experienced rider. She is not for inexperienced riders or children. But someone with experience would appreciate her. This nice Quarter Horse is for sale for just $3,200.

Need Tack Or A Place To Board Your Horse?

We have new and used bridles, saddles, and saddle pads for sale, and we also offer pasture board.


Need Transportation For Your New Horse?

We have horse trailers for rent, and we also offer horse transportation services.


Come See Our Horses For Sale

If you'd like to make an appointment to come see our horses for sale, contact Carla via email or call/text me at (919) 323-1265 to schedule time to come see them. We're located at 6921 Wildlife Trail, Raleigh, NC 27613.