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

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.

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 esnure 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 the ad.

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Redneck - Child Safe Paint Horse For Sale

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Paint Gelding for Sale in Raleigh, NCAge - 4 years old

Height - 15.3 hands

Breed - Quarter Horse

Estimated Weight - 1,100 lbs

Gender - Gelding

Color: Chestnut & White

De-wormed - 8/7/19

Neg Coggins - 4/22/19

Teeth Floated - 8/12/19

Price - $4,500

Redneck is an exceptionally quiet young gelding standing at 15.3 hands. He should mature to about 16 hands. He is a 4 year-old, and we are already using him for novice riders and children ages 6 years old and up to ride on our wooded trails. He crosses creeks, mud, and bridges; he isn't spooked by deer, dogs (even while being sprayed for flies), birds, squirrels, or 4-wheelers; and he will walk, trot, and canter without hesitation. He gets along admirably with his pasture mates, but he isn't buddy sour or barn sour. 

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This nice Quarter Horse is for sale for just $4,500.

Tucker - Child Safe Quarter Horse For Sale

Tuckers Head 8x10Age - 9 years old

Height - 15 hands

Breed - Quarter Horse

Estimated Weight - 1,000 lbs

Gender - Gelding

Color: Palomino

De-wormed - 8/7/19

Neg Coggins - 12/11/18

Teeth Floated - 8/8/19

Price - $5,800

Tucker is an 9-year old, pale Palomino gelding. He's well built with a nice Quarter Horse head, jaw, chest, and butt. He stands at 15 hands, and is an awesome horse for ANYONE to ride. He's kid broke and husband approved. In fact, he's the bomb! This horse will go anywhere and do anything. Click on the links provided to see him: walk, trot, canter, mounting/dismounting, riding in amongst moving cars and 4-wheelers, allowing his feet to be picked up, and more. 

Horses like Tucker don't come along every day, and if they do, they are rarely the perfect age that he is: 9 years old. He's been trail ridden extensively and will be offering rides to the general public ages 6 and up until he is discovered by his new, lucky owner. He would make a great family horse or personal trail horse to take on offsite camping trips, parades, and Mule Days. He can be ridden English or Western and could be trained for barrels or hunter jumping classes.

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Don't miss out on this awesome gelding. He "plays well with others" in the pasture, and he has excellent ground manners. He's easy to shoe, load, and bathe. He travels well, and he's ready to ride straight off the trailer; no lunging required. He's calm and eager to please. Catching him in the pasture is a snap because he's personable and enjoys the company of people. He can be your new best friend and confidant. This nice Quarter Horse is for sale for just $5,800.

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 - $3,400

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.

Waylon - Sorrel TWH For Sale

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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 (the little girl in the blue shirt pictured loving on him at the hitching rail rode him all week at camp and LOVED him. I took this candid photo unbeknownst to her as she petted and stroked him while the other kids played on the jungle gym after their ride). 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.

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

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 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 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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