Get taken for a ride... at Dead Broke Farm

6921 Wildlife Trl, Raleigh, NC 27613

(919) 323-1265


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.

We buy horses from individuals and horse auctions. In fact, many of our rescue horses were obtained from auctions where we outbid kill buyers. Rescue and free aren't synonymous when it comes to horses. Regardless of how we obtain our horses, we eventually offer them for sale. Prior to sale, they are put through a process to ensure they are safe, sound, and sane. We de-worm them when we unload them from the trailer and prior to putting them in pastures with out other horses. If they have a snotty nose, are under weight, need hoof care or shoes, we put them on meds and have the farrier out within a week to address their hoof care needs. We float their teeth, clean the sheaths of the geldings, and de-bean them so you don't have to. In other words, we assume all the risks of buying a horse for you. We remove the pain and pitfalls of buying the wrong horse and ending up in the hospital or with a lame horse. In rare cases where we make a mistake and buy or rescue a horse that we can't mold into a nice, quiet horse that anyone can ride, we pursue other avenues of re-homing them; we don't sell them from our farm as dead broke, safe trail horses. We evaluate our horses to determine their temperment and level of rider required to ride them, and that information is included in our ads.

Videos are often embedded in the ads (in brown font).


Sierra - Draft Cross Horse For Sale

Sierras Chest and FeetAge - 12 years old

Height - 16.2 hands

Breed - Belgian Cross

Estimated Weight - 240 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Bay

De-wormed - 10/15/19

Neg Coggins - 8/7/19

Teeth Floated - 11/18/19

Price - $5,800

Sierra is a 12-year-old phenomenal trail horse standing at 16.2 hands. She will ride in any position, but she is very comfortable leading the ride. I've taken her to Benson's Mule Days and ordered food from the McDonald's Drive Through. She's ideal for riders who need a larger horse but don't want to ride a full size draft. She has a big, wide chest, large cannon bones, and good feet, which you can see in the pictures. 

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This solid draft cross horse is for sale for $5,800.

Sheriff - Incredible Trail Horse for Sale

Trail Horse for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 8 years old

Height - 15 hands

Breed - Quarter Hose

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Gelding

Color: Grey & White Tobiano Paint

De-wormed - 8/7/19

Neg Coggins - 8/5/19

Teeth Floated - 10/9/19

Price - $4,300

Sheriff is a stunning 8-year-old, grey and white Paint QH gelding standing at 15 hands. I was say, "His eye is so gorgeous!" - not eyes although he has both eyes. You see, one of his eyes is a gorgeous blue lined in black (like eyeliner), and the other eye is brown. He has a beautiful head with a nice jaw a slight concave dish to his profile. He holds his ears more vertical than the average horse when he moseying down the trail and listening to the sounds around him. 

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This nice Paint Quarter Horse is for sale for just $4,300.

Blaze - Buckskin Quarter Horse For Sale

Buckskin Mare for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 7 years old

Height - 15 hands

Breed - Quarter Horse

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Buckskin

De-wormed - 8/15/19

Neg Coggins - 6/21/19

Teeth Floated - 10/9/19

Price - $4,000

Blaze is a good looking, affectionate, 7-year old, 15 hand, Palomino mare. I think it's pretty obvious how she got her name... She's the perfect age for anyone looking for a long term companion, trail partner, and confidant. Blaze rides on the trail with a purpose. She totally enjoys her work and moves with a purpose. Nothing phases her or impedes her on her mission. This horse will walk a hole in the ground. 

She isn't spooky nor is she phased by dogs, deer, tractors, and 4-wheelers. 

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This nice Buckskin Quarter Horse is for sale for just $4,000.

Charisma - Buckskin Horse For Sale

Buckskin Mare for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 11 years old

Height - 15 hands

Breed - Quarter Horse

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Buckskin

De-wormed - 7/15/19

Neg Coggins - 4/16/19

Teeth Floated - 9/27/19

Price - $4,900

I Charisma is a really nice trail horse. She stands at about 15 hands, and she's 11 years old... a really great age for a horse: old enough to have had lots of riding experience and life experiences but young enough to continue riding for many, many years to come. She has an incredibly straight profile with a nice big QH jaw, nice chest, and a round rump with muscle. She will walk, trot, canter readily when asked. She's a very willing mare. She'll cross creeks, rivers, bridges, mud, or anything else you point her at. 

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 And here are the expected walk, trot, and canter videos. She can be ridden English or Western and will excel in most any discipline. As you can see, Charisma is traffic safe and dog friendly. This nice Buckskin Quarter Horse is for sale for just $4,900.

Cougar - Dun Quarter Horse For Sale

Dun Quarter Horse Mare for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 2 years old

Height - 14.2 hands

Breed - Quarter Horse

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Bay Dun

De-wormed - 9/3/19

Neg Coggins - 7/1/19

Teeth Floated - 9/3/19

Price - $1,800

Cougar is a 2-year old Quarter Horse mare standing at about 14.2 hands. She's put together well and should easily mature to 15 hands. She's easy to catch and has been saddled, bridled, and ridden on our trails a handful of times. She is green broke and needs finishing. She is young and can be trained to ride English or Western in any discipline. In other words, she's ready to be taken to the next level. So if you want a horse you can start under saddle yourself and train her the way you'd like, Cougar's your girl.

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This young horse is for sale for just $1,800.

Tanya - Child Safe Paint Horse For Sale

Tanya VerticalAge - 7 years old

Height - 15.1 hands

Breed - Quarter Horse

Estimated Weight - 1,100 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Tri-colored Tobiano Paint

De-wormed - 8/7/19

Neg Coggins - 8/5/19

Teeth Floated - 8/20/19

Price - $6,400

Tanya is 15.1 hands and just 7 years old. She's the perfect family horse because she's big enough for Dad and gentle enough for Grandpa and the kids. This incredible mare sells herself. She has the carriage to make anyone look like a professional, but she's actually calm enough for us to put 6 year-old kids on at our summer camp and trail riding excursions. In fact, one of my staff member's 5 year-old son rides her on our trails. She was the easiest horse I've ever photographed and videoed because she just absolutely gorgeous and willing. See videos of her at the walk, trot, and canter. As seen videos, she's dog friendly and traffic safe. She'll cross bridges, mud, rivers, and anything else you may encounter out on the trail. You can bear witness to how still she stands for mounting and dismounting. She's kind, gentle, and easy to catch. You can bathe her, load her, and pick her feet up anytime you want. Spray her for flies, clean out her eye boogers, or clean out her ears - she's fine with all that too. 

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She's a baby sitter. You can trust your kids around her while she's hanging out at the hitching rail as you go about getting your horses groomed and saddled. You will likely go through a lot of horses and perhaps some hospital bills trying to find a horse this nice. She's dang near perfect - gorgeous, sweet, big mare with style and a high head set but laid back on the trail. If I find any cracks in the mortar, I'll be sure to update her ad and let you know. And how old is she? Tanya's an awesome 7 years old. This nice Paint horse is for sale for just $6,400.

Reckless - Palomino Family Horse For Sale

Palomino Quarter Horse for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 8 years old

Height - 15 hands

Breed - Quarter Horse

Estimated Weight - 1,100 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Palomino

De-wormed - 8/7/19

Neg Coggins - 7/17/19

Teeth Floated - 8/21/19

Price - $3,900

Reckless' namesake was through no fault of her own. She was thrown to the floor of the horse trailer the night we were bringing her home through dense fog and a thunderstorm. We had to slam on our brakes because a large piece of a tree was completely blocking our lane. Poor girl couldn't get up until we were able to stop, pull over, and unload the horse closest to her to prevent her from being trampled as she struggled to her feet. Thankfully, she was unscathed from the incident... other than being stuck with a new name: Reckless. And incredibly, she still loads like a dream - no hesitation. We recently took her to Umstead State Park to ride and videoed all 3 horses loading. Each horses loaded in less than 20 seconds. Reckless' load time: 18 seconds. Watch the video. You can also see her as I video her, Jetta, and Tanya crossing the river that runs through Umstead.

Reckless is a really pretty, well mannered, affectionate, 8-year old, 14.3 hand, Palomino mare. She's at the perfect age for anyone looking for a long term companion, trail partner, and confidant. She's so broke and gentle, you can ride her with nothing on but a halter and lead rope - even out on the trail and at a canter. She is a beautiful mover and has great extension. (See 4th picture below of Reckless at a trot). In the 5th picture, she reminds me of the pony express horse. She requires only the lightest request to stop or turn. For that reason, we ride her with a side pull, but she will accept a bit as well. It's just totally unnecessary. 

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Reckless isn't spooky and isn't bothered by dogs, deer, tractors, and 4-wheelers. In other words, she's dog friendly and traffic safe. She can easily be coaxed into a trot and canter, but is very happy to simply walk quietly down the trail. She'll ride out alone or in a group. You can ride the front, the back, or the middle. She is a great ride no matter where you ride in the group. You never have to fret about catching her: she'll come to you! She's a kind soul and loves people... and cookies. She is definitely one who enjoys attention and to be spoiled. This nice Paint horse is for sale for just $3,900.

Viper - Kid Broke Quarter Horse For Sale

Black Quarter Horse for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 6 years old

Height - 14.3 hands

Breed - Quarter Horse

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Black

De-wormed - 7/15/19

Neg Coggins - 12/10/18

Teeth Floated - 8/6/19

Price - $4,500

Viper is a well trained 6 year-old QH mare I raised on my farm. I can't say enough good things about her. She's quiet, easy to catch, and a real pleasure to ride. I've been using her for the past 3 years on my farm as a lead guide horse, but now she takes novice adults and children ages 6 and up trail riding. I've used her the entire summer of 2019 for our summer camp program. She will lead, ride in the middle of the line of horses, or at the back. She rides with a level, QH head set. She's shod on the front (we have rocky terrain) and trimmed on the back. She's easy to bathe, shoe, load, and trailer. She isn't spooky and will ride out alone. She has a nice trot and canter. She'll go through mud, cross creeks and bridges, and she doesn't mind dogs out on the trail with you.

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Viper has a really nice build (nice wide chest and butt), nice jaw, and straight profile. Pictures of her as a foal with her Mom and pictures with her as a coming 3 year-old with her Dad (by then a gelding) are included, so you have the rare opportunity to see both her sire and dam. This is a great opportunity to buy a child safe horse at a very young age. And although she's safe for kids, she's she's suitable for any age rider (including seniors). This is a horse you could keep for a lifetime. Don't delay in coming to see this horse, or she may be gone. This nice, young Quarter Horse is for sale for just $4,500.

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 - 5/24/19

Price - $3,200

Lexi is 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 ages 10 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 $3,200.

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: Jetta and Destiny.

Daisy - Buckskin Quarter Horse For Sale

Daisys FaceAge - 10 years old

Height - 15 hands

Breed - Quarter Horse

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Buckskin

De-wormed - 6/15/19

Neg Coggins - 2/20/19

Teeth Floated - 8/26/19

Price - $5,600

I've owned Daisy since she was a 5-year old, and she's 10 now. She has an incredible, nice Quarter Horse jog, and she will canter from a walk (especially if climbing a hill). You never have to kick her - just lean forward slightly and touch her side with ever so slight leg pressure. In other words, she has a nice handle on her and responds well to leg pressue.

Daisy is so fine, I should've named her Daisy Duke. She has an incredibly straight profile with a nice big QH jaw, nice chest, and a round rump with muscle. She is 15 hands and is a really nice mare. I have ridden her at the beach, the mountains, overnight organized rides, and Mule Days (see the picture below of her waiting in the drive thru lane at McDonald's for our order). When asked, she will walk, trot, canter with ease. She's easy to control. In fact, I ride her with a hackamore most of the time, but she will also ride with a bit. She'll cross creeks, rivers, bridges, mud, or anything else you point her at. If you're looking for a really nice mare, Daisy may just be your girl, and she's the perfect age at 10 years old. She's old enough to have been there and done that but young enough to do it some more for many years to come.

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Daisy would be ideal for a teen or adult with some riding experience. She isn't hot and doesn't prance or do anything stupid, but she isn't suitable for a 6-year old child with no riding experience. She will lead, ride in the middle or back, and ride out alone. She isn't barn or buddy sour. Anyone with some riding experience will truly enjoy her. This nice Buckskin Quarter Horse is for sale for just $5,600.

Destiny - Stocky Quarter Horse For Sale

Quarter Horse for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 11 years old

Height - 16 hands

Breed - Quarter Horse

Estimated Weight - 1,100 lbs

Gender - Mare

Color: Liver Chestnut

De-wormed - 6/15/19

Neg Coggins - 2/20/19

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.

Terms of Sale

  • Purchase Process: If you'd like to buy one of our horses, you need to either: 1) put a $200 non-refundable deposit on the horse and pay the balance within one week, 2) or pay for the horse when you visit our farm to try it out. Once you've made a commitment to buy the horse, we won't show the horse to anyone else, and we will keep the horse at no additional cost to you druing that week. If you need us to keep the horse longer than a week until you: make boarding arrangements near your home, finish your fence, build a barn, or a significant event occurs (like a birthday, anniversary, or Christmas), we will keep your new horse for you at the cost of $10/day after the 1-week grace period.
  • Pre-purchase Exams: We encourage you to hire a vet to do a pre-purchase exam after submitting your deposit to put your mind at rest that the horse you want to buy is sound and healthy. If the horse you chose fails the exam for any reason, we will refund your deposit. You won't be penalized by losing your deposit since it was out of your control.
  • Payment Types Accepted: We accept cash, certified checks, cashiers checks, and money orders. We don't accept personal checks, business checks, or credit cards.
  • Refund/Return Policy: If you buy a horse from us, and for any reason you aren't happy with it, we will trade it out for aother horse of equal or lesser value provided the horse is still in the same condition as it was when it left our farm. We don't offer refunds, but we want to make sure you end up with a horse you are happy with. We love our horses, and we want it to be a good fit for them as well.

Need Tack Or Board For 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 offer horse transportation services for your convenience.

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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