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6921 Wildlife Trl, Raleigh, NC 27613

(919) 596-8975


Trail Horses For Sale In Raleigh

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.

Dead Broke Farm is a unique farm specializing in quiet trail horses for sale and is listed in the Raleigh, NC horse sales barns directory on

Kid Rock - Buckskin Dun Horse For Sale

Buckskin Dun Horse for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 10 years old

Breed - Quarter Horse

Height - 15.3 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,100 lbs

Gender - Gelding

Color: Buckskin Dun

De-wormed - 7/2/19

Teeth Floated - 7/6/19

Neg Coggins - 6/22/19

Price - $5,900

Kid Rock is an incredible trail horse. He's a big bodied, 15.3 hand, QH gelding. I think it's semantics, but you could say he's either a dark Buckskin Dun or a light Bay Dun. Either way, he's gorgeous with a big QH jaw, straight profile, and nice chest and butt on him. He's laid back, gentle, and safe for beginners and kids. He will walk, trot, and canter when asked, but he's more of a "push" horse than one you have to hold back (links provided). He will gladly ride in any position on the trail - lead, middle, or drag rider. He has excellent trail manners and ground manners, i.e. no biting, kicking, or threatening of other riders' horses on the trail, and he leads, grooms, tacks, and bathes quietly. This horse is unflappable; you can even shoot a gun off his back. You can see evidence of how calm he is in the pictures below and the videos embedded in the text of this posting. You can't buy a safer trail horse than this, and he can take larger riders (up to 215 lbs) comfortably. Taller people will also appreciate his height, but kids can ride him too because he's so calm and gentle. I can't say enough good things about this horse. If you buy him, you'll love him.

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He's easy to catch and a good boy in the pasture. He's in with 2 of my other horses who routinely get beat up when they are in with my other horses, and he gets along great with them. No fighting even at feed time. He is currently shod all the way around, but when he is re-shod, we will only shoe him on the front. We have rocky terrain and shoe all our horses on the front but only shoe the back if they need it. We are using him in our riding programs for the public and our summer camp program. He is current on de-wormer, negative Coggins, shoeing, and teeth floatation. In other words, he's ready to go to his new home and make someone very happy for many years to come since he's only 10 years old - the perfect age: old enough to have lots of hours under the saddle and yet young enough to provide someone with many more pleasant hours on the trail. He rides well Western, English, and bareback. He will excel in any discipline you choose. Don't put off coming to see him. He won't be here long because he's what everyone is looking for - an all around horse, suitable for anyone to ride (and big enough to do it), beautiful, colorful, the perfect age, and a pleasure to spend time with. You can do flips off his back if you want. So come and see for yourself... before someone else does. This awesome horse is for sale for just $5,900.

Lexi - Quarter Horse Cross For Sale

Lexis FaceAge - 8 years old

Breed - QH x TWH

Height - 14.3 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Tovero Paint

De-wormed - 7/2/19

Teeth Floated - 7/6/19

Neg Coggins - 10/25/18

Price - $3,400

Lexi is one of the most loving horses I've had the pleasure to own. She's an 8 yo, 14.3 hand, Paint Quarter Horse x TWH mare. It's very clear in the pictures that she loves attention. In one of the pictures, she's so relaxed and content, her eyes are closed. In another, you can see her ears pricked forward as she's walking toward me as we are taking her picture. She's one of those horses who doesn't just tolerate your presence, she WANTS to be with you. So if you're looking for a horse you can bond with, Lexi's your girl.

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Lexi is suitable for beginners and ages 12 and up. Although Lexi is a TWH cross, she isn't gaited, i.e. she doesn't do the running walk. This cute little mare will walk, trot, and canter easily when asked. You don't have to kick her repeatedly to get her to speed up, but you don't have to hold her back either. She's clear headed and very willing to please you. She isn't spooky on the trails, and she will ride alone or in a large group of horses she isn't familiar with. She loads and bathes well. Spraying her for flies is no problem, and she will allow you to pick up her feet without trying to kill you. She sells sound with no vices, and she's current on de-wormer, negative Coggins, and teeth floatation. Currently, she's shod on the front and trimmed on the back. In short, she's ready to meet her new owner without any additional costs, i.e. vet and farrier expenses This sweet, lovable trail horse is for sale for just $3,400.

Boris - Draft Horse For Sale

Boris HeadAge - 15 years old

Breed - Belgian Draft Cross

Height - 17.1 hands

Estimated Weight - 2,500 lbs

Gender - Gelding

Color: Bay

De-wormed - 4/15/19

Teeth Floated - 9/8/18

Neg Coggins - 6/14/19

Price - $5,200

Boris is a really nice draft cross gelding for sale. He's really large for a crossbreed; he stands at 17.1 hands. He's 15 years old, and trail rides nicely for anyone. No experience is necessary to take him out on the trail. He's calm and doesn't spook at anything. Loud noises such as airplanes don't concern him, and he's traffic safe. He crosses bridges, mud, creek, and pretty much anything you point his head at. Boris also has a nice jog and canter. He would make an awesome family horse because anyone can ride him. In fact, you can ride your kids or grand kids double on him in a large, oversized saddle big enough for two. 

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horse is for sale for just $5,200.

Sangria - Quarter Horse For Sale


Sangria and Abby CAge - 4 years old

Breed - Quarter Horse

Height - 15 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Sorrel

De-wormed - 6/8/19

Teeth Floated - 6/26/19

Neg Coggins - 6/3/19

Price - $1,000

Sangria is a 4-year old Quarter Horse mare standing at about 15 hands. She's well put together and has a fine head; nice, big jaw; excellent conformation; and a graceful neck. She has been saddled and has lots of round pen hours on her under saddle. She longes beautifully. She is ready to be taken to the next level with a rider on her back. So if you want a horse you can start under saddle yourself and train her the way you'd like, Sangria's your girl. 

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horse is for sale for just $1,000.

Sherlock - TWH For Sale

Sherlock 1CAge - 15 years old

Breed - TWH

Height - 15.3 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Gelding

Color: Tovero Paint

De-wormed - 6/17/19

Teeth Floated - 6/18/19

Neg Coggins - 6/14/19

Price - $1,400

Sherlock is a nice Tennessee Walking Horse who belongs to one of my staff members. She has made the tough decision to let one of her horses go to a new home due to her boarding expense getting a little out of hand. Courtney prefers mares, so she is offering her one gelding up for sale. He's a 15-year old Walking Horse standing at 15.3 hands. He's has a nice smooth running walk and a comfortable canter as well (links provided to videos). As you can see from the videos, he is dog friendly out on the trail and doesn't have to be held back by an experienced rider. He's happy to flat walk on the trail with a bunch of Quarter Horses, but he will also get on down the trail with a bunch of Walking Horses, so you can ride him with either gaited or non-gaited horses comfortably. 

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. This nice, gentle trail horse is for sale for just $1,400.

Waylon - Sorrel TWH For Sale

Hanks Headshot CAge - 8 years old

Breed - Tennessee Walking Horse

Height - 14.3 hands

Estimated Weight - 950 lbs

Gender - Gelding

Color: Sorrel

De-wormed - 6/8/19

Teeth Floated - 6/8/19

Neg Coggins - 6/3/19

Price - $3,600

Waylon is a really nice riding TWH gelding who does the running walk naturally, i.e. he doesn't pace when he should be gaiting. He incredibly smooth and has a genuinely nice personality. He has a nice build, and he doesn't have that big Walking Horse head on him. 

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He's easy to catch, loads like a dream, and he "plays well with others". He'll ride out alone or in a group, and he isn't spooky on the trails. He's sound, quiet, and gentle, but he can get down with it if you ask him (link to video provided). He also canters exceptionally well for a TWH. Currently, Waylon is used on our farm to take novice riders out on our trails. He's beginner safe but moves out well for more riders with a little more experience as well. Spraying him for flies is no problem, and he'll stand at the hitching rail quietly without pawing or calling out to his buddies when they go out on a ride without him. He'll also leave the barn willingly without a fuss even when his pasture mates aren't on his ride. He's a super, willing horse and makes everyone who rides him look like a professional. This well broke horse is for sale for just $3,600.

Jack - Dappled Chocolate Mini For Sale


Jack Turning to See PhotograhperAge - 10 years old

Breed - Miniature Horse

Height - 8.1 hands (33 inches)

Estimated Weight - 225 lbs

Gender - Gelding

Color: Chocolate Tobiano Paint

De-wormed - 6/8/19

Teeth Floated - 6/8/19

Neg Coggins - 6/3/19

Price - $1,000

Jack is a sweetheart, and he is a rare find. He's a dappled Chocolate Tobiano Paint gelding standing at just 33". He is affectionate and is broke to ride (link to video provided). He will make some kid a great pet and first "pony". He loves attention and has excellent ground manners

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The little girl in the picture just turned 7 years old and is quite short as her Mom is only 4'9" tall. This mini is awesome, and he can be yours for $1,000.

Desperado - Spotted Draft Horse For Sale

Desperado Vertical CAge - 14 years old

Breed - Spotted Draft

Height - 15.3 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,500 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Tri-colored Tobiano Paint

De-wormed - 11/15/18

Teeth Floated - 12/30/18

Neg Coggins - 9/26/18

Price - $5,600

Desperado is a nice, sweet, 14 year-old mare suitable for beginners to ride. Basically, if you can sit upright and hold the reins, you can ride her. For the past few months, she's been taking novice adults and children out on our trails. No riding experience is necessary. She knows her job and does it willingly. She'll ride out alone or in a group. She'll ride in any position on the ride - lead, middle, or drag ride. She's easy to catch, groom, saddle, bathe, load, and shoe. She has good feet and is currently shod on the front and trimmed on the back. (We shoe all our horses on the front because we have rocky terrain.)

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Desperado would be someone's ideal first horse, She's a draft horses and can carry heavier riders up to 250 lbs, but she doesn't have the big dinner plate size feet like a Belgian, Clydesdale, or Percheron have because the Spotted Draft breed was created by crossing a regular size Paint horse with a full size draft horse. She's tall enough for riders over 6 ft, but I'm 5'6" and can mount her from the ground without the benefit of a mounting block. She has nice, big cannon bones and is large boned, in general. She has impeccable ground manners and will do "pony rides" and ride double on the trails so that young kids can ride with a parent. She is nonplused by 4-wheelers, tractors, deer, dogs, flocks of birds suddenly taking flight, mud, creeks, and bridges. She'll go anywhere you point her head. You can see videos of Desperado being mounted, dismounted, backed, and at the trot, canter, and walk/trot/canter by clicking on the links provided.

Abby - Rare Draft Cross Horse For Sale

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Abbys Face OnlyAge - 15 years old

Breed - American Cream Draft X QH

Height - 16.1 hands

Estimated Weight - 1,300 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Cremello

De-wormed - 8/15/18

Teeth Floated - 9/6/18

Neg Coggins - 3/23/18

Price - $4,900

Abby is a 16.1 hand, 15 year-old rare breed of horse - the last remaining US foundation bred draft horse: the American Cream Draft. (See the video of the top 10 horses on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's Endangered Species List by clicking on the link provided.) She's a crossbred mare: American Cream X Quarter Horse. I've owned Abby for nearly a year during which time she has taken novice riders and children ages 6 and up trail riding. She's taught lots of folks to ride.

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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 or even behind her. She'll go directly from a walk into a canter, and she's got a nice, slow lope for such a tall, leggy girl. She backs, and is easy to shoe and bathe. She very sweet, and she sells as sound with no vices. 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 money and give you peace of mind. This rare horse is for sale for just $4,900.

Horses for More Experienced Riders

I am selling a few of my personal horses only because I have 5 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: Destiny.

Destiny - Stocky Quarter Horse For Sale

Carla Destiny 1Age - 11 years old

Height - 16 hands

Breed - Quarter Horse

Estimated Weight - 1,100 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Liver Chestnut

De-wormed - 3/15/19

E/W/T/WN Shots - 12/10/18

Teeth Floated - 11/12/18

Price - $3,200

Destiny is one of my personal horses. I've had her since she was a yearling. She's 11 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.

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