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.

 

Buddy - Dun Trail Horse For Sale

buddys faceAge - 6 year-old

Breed - Dun Quarter Horse

Height - 15 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Gelding

Color: Chestnut

De-wormed - 8/15/18

Teeth Floated - 9/9/18

Neg Coggins - 9/9/18

Price - $3,900
Buddy is a really nice 6 year-old, 15 hand, chestnut Dun QH gelding. He's really flashy due to his flaxen mane and tail (especially his mane) and beautiful head, i.e. nice, big jaw and straight profile. Duns usually have darker manes and tails than their body color, but he is definitely a dun as seen by the dark dorsal stripe down his back. He's had lots of hours on the trails - on the farm and off. He's not spooky, barn sour, or buddy sour. He'll cross anything you point his head at (creeks, mud, bridges, and brush), and he's comfortable with dogs out on the trail with you.
 
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He's well mannered on the ground, and he's easy to catch. In fact, he'll come to you. Buddy has a great attitude and is very willing to please. So despite his age, Buddy is traffic safe and beginner safe. Click on the link provided to see him under saddle at a canter. This horse is for sale for just $3,900.
 

Gypsy - Paint Horse For Sale

gypsy ridden by camper girl 3Age - 16 year-old

Breed - Paint QH

Height - 14.1 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Black & white Tobiano

De-wormed - 8/15/18

Teeth Floated - 9/6/18

Neg Coggins - 9/6/18

Price - $2,900
Gypsy is an incredibly safe, 14.1 hand, 16 yo, black and white Tobiano Paint mare. I've owned her for 10 years and used her for novice adults, teens, and children ages 6 and up to ride. She's done "pony rides", festivals, and offsite trail rides. She's an absolute doll baby and a real baby sitter. She's done summer camp for kids since we started offering camp in 2008. She's absolutely unflappable on the trail, and you can go in the house while your 6 year-old gets her out of the pasture and hooks her up to a hitching rail to be fed and groomed. She is 100% trust worthy around people, dogs, cats, chickens, and guineas. She's never offered to buck, rear, paw at the hitching rail, bite, or kick under saddle or while tied to the hitching rail. Tractors and 4-wheelers don't concern her, and she's traffic safe. Gypsy is easy to shoe, bathe, and ride. She will walk, trot, and canter when asked without hesitation. And she's easy to catch and good natured in the pasture with the other horses. Did I mention she's also an easy keeper?
 
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This horse would be ideal for anyone vertically challenged, first time rider, anyone needing a confidence builder after a bad fall, senior citizen, or anyone will some disabilities. In other words, if you're looking for a kid safe, bomb proof horse, you've found it! As you can see from the pictures (helmet askew, poor posture, and handling of the reinds), Gypsy is very tolerant and forgiving of mistakes and poor riding technique. But she keeps up on the trail. She prefers to be the 2nd horse right behind the guide. She will ride in any position in the line, but she likes the spot right behind the guide (I think so she doesn't have to worry about the other horses and riders!), however, she won't fight to get to the front or prance or throw her head if she's not 2nd in the lineup. I honestly can't say enough nice things about Gypsy. She will make someone very happy, and it could be you. This horse is for sale for just $2900.
 

Chasity - TWH Horse For Sale

chasity getting downAge - 11 year-old

Breed - Tennessee Walking Horse

Height - 15 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Palomino

De-wormed - 8/15/18

Teeth Floated - 9/6/18

Neg Coggins - 9/6/18

Price - $2,400
Chasity is a 15 hand, 11 year-old, Palomino TWH with gorgeous hazel eyes - not the usual brown. She's an awesome color for a Tennessee Walking Horse, and she has an incredibly smooth gait similar to a racking horse. (Click on the link provided to see her video.) She's calm and gentle, but she will move out when asked. Most people wouldn't even notice that she wasn't trotting... except the rider because it's so smooth.

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I've owned her for more than a year, and she's been used to take novice riders out on our trails and do summer camp for children ages 6 and up. She'll ride English or Western. She crosses creeks easily without jumping them. She'll ride out alone or with a group. Chasity 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 comfortable with dogs running along on the trail with her, large flocks of birds suddenly taking flight, deer jumping up from behind fallen trees or creek beds, 4-wheelers, tractors, and traffic. This nice gaited horse is for sale for just $2,400.
 

Belle - Draft Cross Horse For Sale

belle 1Age - 13 year-old

Breed - Belgian Cross

Height - 14 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,400 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Chestnut

De-wormed - 8/15/18

Teeth Floated - 9/6/18

Neg Coggins - 9/6/18

Price - $5,900
Belle fills a very unique, difficult but broad niche of riders. She's a Belgian cross mare standing at just 14 hands and weighing at least 1,400 lbs, she's a large horse who can carry heavy riders, but she's easy to get on and off! She is perfect for kids, senior citizens, beginners of any age, and vertically challenged, hefty adults. She gentle and ANYONE can ride her. A sack of grain could ride this horse. She's reliable and broke to death, but she keeps up with the group. She's not a dead head that you have to constantly urge to keep up. Nobody's going to leave Belle behind in the woods!
 
She has impeccable ground manners, so you can lead little bitty kids around on her for a "pony ride", but Belle's not a pony! Belle has a draft body on short, stout legs, so she can accommodate riders up to 230 lbs without you having to use a mounting block. What a concept! She'll walk, trot, and canter with ease when asked. She'll ride in any position on the trail - front, back, or center. She doesn't kick or bite at other horses when under saddle on the trail, and she's very submissive to the other horses out in the pasture at feed time. She's never the first to eat, but she's not the last either, so at least she won't be beat up every time you go to ride her. She comes to you in the pasture; you'll never have to chase this horse.

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I've owned Belle for 2 years during which time she has taken novice riders and children up to the age of 6 trail riding. She's taught lots of folks to ride. She crosses creeks, mud, and bridges without hesitation. She doesn't spook at deer, flocks of pigeons suddenly taking flight, or dogs on the trail. She's traffic safe and comfortable with 4-wheelers and tractors going right past her even when she's tied to the hitching rail. She's easy to shoe and bathe. She sells as sound with no vices. And she's up to date on negative Coggins, de-wormer, teeth flotation, and shots. You're welcome to have a pre-purchase exam done, but you won't need to have her vetted for a year. That'll save you some dough.
 
So whether you're looking for your first horse... or you last horse, Belle's your girl. This awesome family horse is for sale for just $5,900.
 

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 - 7/15/18

Teeth Floated - 12/12/17

Neg Coggins - 7/17/17

Price - $2,200
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 $2,200.

 

Dreamer - Spotted Draft Horse For Sale

little boy on dreamerAge - 11 year-old

Breed - Spotted Draft

Height - 16 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,800 lbs

Gender - Really Nice Mare

Color: Black & White

De-wormed - 8/15/18

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

Neg Coggins - 3/13/18

Price - $7,200
Dreamer is an 11 year-old Spotted Draft mare standing at 16 hands. I bought her as a 4 year-old as part of a driving team. She drives single and double, and I broke her to ride. I have used her for beginners and children ages 6 and up to ride on trail rides and for summer camp for the past 7 years. A sack of grain can ride this horse, but she'll move out at a canter with ease when asked. No buck, no rear, no spook. (Click on the links to see videos throughout the ad.)
 
She's very sweet and patient. She stands still when mounting and dismounting, and she'll stand at the hitching rail for hours without pawing. We have lots of creeks on our property, and she crosses them without hesitation. She'll walk, trot, and canter with ease. We've ridden her western and bareback, but she will ride English as well. She's an easy keeper, mild mannered in the pasture, impeccable ground manners, and a wide chest like a Pit Bull.

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Dreamer will give the farrier her foot willingly. No sedation or shoeing stocks are required for this draft horse. She'll come to you in the pasture, so you'll never have to use feed to catch her or spend time chasing her around the pasture. She enjoys the company of people. Anyone needing a taller horse or one who can carry riders up to 260 lbs would enjoy Dreamer. She's at the prime of her life: old enough to have tons of trail experience and young enough to give you many more years of riding pleasure. She's suitable for beginners, seniors, and children. She's the perfect family horse. You can even hitch her up to a wagon to take Grandma and Grandpa for a spin. I can't say enough good things about this horse. Even when she's in season, you can't even tell she's in heat! I am genuinely going to miss this mare. She has no vices, and she's up to date on shots, negative Coggins, teeth flotation, and de-wormer. This amazing horse is for sale for just $7,200.

 

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 - 7/17/17

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 - Registerable 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 - 8/15/18

E/W/T/WN Shots - 5/17/18

Neg Coggins - 12/2/17

Price - $2,400 
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 $2,400.

 

Destiny - Stocky Quarter Horse For Sale

carla  destiny 1Age - 10 year-old

Height - 16 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,100 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Liver Chestnut

De-wormed - 7/10/17

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

Teeth Floated - 6/2/17

Price - $2,900 
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 $2,900.
 

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.