Welcome to the Walkers West Guestbook. 
Please sign here to send us your comments, 
and we will be pleased to add them here.

If you experience any problems with the site, 
please contact the webmaster,  Bansidhe Graphics directly.

Name: Lisa
Comments: Hi my name is Lisa. I purchased a Walker at the beginning of the year. I am trying to find out more about his bloodlines. I have no paper work on him at all. I know that he was a out of the Roan Allen line of walkers. And that he was a very famous walker in the show ring. He is about 30 years old and looks just like Earnhart's Brooks F-25. He is a a beautiful roan color, and is still to this day a blast to ride. (I think that he thinks he is 8). If there is anyone who can help me find out his blood lines, I sure would like to have some more help.. thanks Lisa
Tuesday, July 31st 2001 - 02:11:03 PM

Name: Richard Henderson
E-mail address: Rich420@IPA.NET
Comments: i love your horses. RICH.
Saturday, July 28th 2001 - 04:52:18 PM

Name: Angelbc
E-mail address:
Comments: You have a wonderful web page!!!! Do you have a horse at the barn that is a lightish brown color???? If you do what is it's name???? Two more questions One is can you e-mail me back and two is how many horses have you trained in your life????

Angel BC (Brittany)

Wednesday, July 25th 2001 - 05:07:56 PM

Name: R C Bell
E-mail address:
Comments: Could you please tell me how to determine the fair market value of a Tennessee Walking Horse? She was a black and white 1 1/2 year old mare that is a direct descendent of Merry Go Boy bloodlines.

Any help would be appreciated.
Wednesday, July 25th 2001 - 01:46:13 PM

Name: Karen
E-mail address:
Comments: I love your virtual tour of the barn. This is probably the best horse website I've been to. You have extremely beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses. It's to bad I can't have one at this time.
Wednesday, July 25th 2001 - 07:28:52 AM

Name: Brianna Ribble
E-mail address:
Comments: this is a really cool site!! ;)
Sunday, July 22nd 2001 - 03:38:47 PM

Name: Janet Townsend
E-mail address:
Comments: Best website I have ever seen!!!!
Saturday, July 21st 2001 - 08:57:32 PM

Name: Bob Lowe
E-mail address:
Comments: We are looking forward to visiting your facility. We have 4 Tennessee Walkers, 2 geldings and 2 mares. We trail ride and thoroughly enjoy them!! We are interested in breeding our black and white spotted mare. Hope to see you soon!
Saturday, July 21st 2001 - 01:50:47 PM

Name: Caroline C. T. Maddren
E-mail address:
Comments: dear Mary Ellen and crew, hope you survived all that rain and flooding I was worried about you. Simply Irresistible is great. want you to know that. she is finally learning how to relax and has quite a personality. I've taken up sidesaddle. she is so smooth. your site is always great to pull up and see what is happening in your world. congratulations once again on powder river. take care Caroline Maddren
Wednesday, July 18th 2001 - 03:49:56 AM

Name: Jo Ann Wiggins
E-mail address:
Comments: I've been looking for a horse for pleasure and trail riding. I really wanted a chestnut with white markings with smooth gaits and gentle disposition. About 15 hands no older than 7 years. Preferably a gelding, but a mare will do. You have some beautiful horses but a little out of my price range. I plan to spend only $2,500 to $3,000. If you have anything along those lines, let me know. I was going to come by your place this Friday (20th) but I might be wasting my time if you have nothing in my price range. Also I would need directions coming from Irving, Texas. I know how to get to Terrell (I20 or 80).
Tuesday, July 17th 2001 - 09:29:17 PM



Thursday, July 12th 2001 - 08:56:19 PM

Name: Deborah Doyle
E-mail address:
Comments: I had a stud from Crackerjack, and he was the love of my life. He died at 26. He was bought by my father when he was two, just a few months before I was born. My first ride was 6 months old with Daddy, and by the time I was 3 I was riding him alone. What a gentleman. There is no other horse to have in my book but a go boy line.
Thursday, July 12th 2001 - 04:18:12 PM

Name: Cathy O'Brien
E-mail address:
Comments: Oh my dream! To raise and breed Walkers. I am a nurse in the Air Force, have been serving for almost 25 years and will retire in 4 years. Sure would like to start studying what I need to do to start a new life with WALKERS. Really enjoyed your site Thank you! The horses are so beautiful! horses!
Monday, July 9th 2001 - 08:09:38 AM

Name: Alexandra Hancock
E-mail address:
Comments: you are so lucky to own the barn and to have TWH. i want 1 sooooooo bad! good luck with the barn
Sunday, July 8th 2001 - 08:45:13 PM

Name: Marcia Willis
E-mail address:
Comments: I enjoyed your excellent website. It is one of the best on Walkers that I have seen.

I am searching the web looking for horses that once belonged to my late husband and I.

Am particularly looking for
Pride's Red Light
Hamilton's Delight
Direct Allegra JD
Avalon's Sky High

Please email me if you have any info on them. Thanks
Friday, July 6th 2001 - 10:09:58 PM

Name: Margherita H. Spargo
E-mail address:
Comments: What an impressive web page. Loved all your horses. Just browsing around and found this wonderful world of horses. I too am a proud owner of a great Tennessee Walker. His name is CCs Carolina Shaker. My first horse and were both green. I'm learning so much with him. Wish I had all the knowledge Ms. Areaux must have. She is living my dream.
Keep up the great job Mary Ellen.


Margherita H Spargo
Friday, July 6th 2001 - 11:46:55 AM

Name: James Burleson
E-mail address:
Comments: I ran across your site after a friend, who is a new owner of a TWH got me interested in reaquainting myself with them again. I grew up in N. Alabama near the Tennessee River and my father raised many fine horses from foals, owning numerous registered TWH brood mares and stallions. When the Racking Horse breed was established he owned many that were entered into that registry as well. My Dad is aging now and for the first time since 1945 he doesn't have a horse on his place, although he still owns two nice mares he raised from foals. For many years he kept a line of Society Man mares that he raised many a colt from. He never would sell those two Society Man broodmares, they were his favorite for raising foals. They wound up dying of old age, still fat and sassy. He always seemed to keep at least one of their offspring to carry one the lineage. As a matter of fact, I think one of the mares he has now is a descendant of that line.

We used to spend our vacations at the Celebration in Shelbyville and had a wonderful time. The old time horses and trainers of fame were sort of like heroes to a pre-teen and early teen boy that I was back then. This site brought back a lot of memories of my childhood as I re-read material that I once had memorized, and surprisingly, still do! Things such as who was crowned WGC in a certain year, who rode them, etc. A family friend was (the late) Dr. and Mrs. B.S. Henry, Russellville, AL, owners of the 1967 WGC Go Boy's Sundust. I noted that a picture of Sundust was not available in your achieve. I also used to visit Mr. Bud Dunn's stables in Florence, AL. He and my father were friends and sometimes on Sunday's we'd ride up and see some of the great horses he trained.

I was fortunate at a young age to see crowned Go Boy's Royal Heir, The Senator (Ebony's Senator), Ace's Sensation, Sensational Shadow, Handshaker's Delight and Delight Bumin Around (we called him Bum). At about the age of 14 I met Betty Sain and visited her farm in Bell Buckle and saw the big black horse Shaker's Shocker up close. She also had a horse there, I recall he was named Black Dust MR and was a direct son of old Merry Boy if I'm not mistaken. He was at stud but I never really heard that much about his offspring. "Shocker" never had much of a canter but I recall he had a powerful flat walk and running walk when I saw him under saddle. Betty showed him a couple of years following his big win as WGC but the cards weren't in their favor after that one big night in September of 1966. I didn't get to see that particular show but I remember my folks coming home the next day talking about that little blonde lady on the big horse and how strongly the crowd was with her.

I have a picture of a proud young fan (me) sitting on old Ebony Masterpiece himself, taken at the S.W. Beech stables. I also remember the day I read in the Voice magazine that Midnight Sun had died and again when old 'Go Boy left us too. At one time you could go to the Beech stables and see Merry Go Boy, Go Boy's Shadow, Ebony Masterpiece and (I think) Go Boy's Sundust all at once.

I didn't mean to write a book here. But memories kept flooding back. Fond memories of the great Tennessee Walking Horse breed. Thanks for the forum!
Tuesday, July 3rd 2001 - 03:08:40 PM

Name: Lisa R. Mattila
Comments: Hi, I think that i have one of the Roan Allen line horses. Is there a way to find his bloodlines, and trace them. I am so happy that i found this web site. If there is anyone out there that know how to do this. I need major help!!! Thanks for all the help. And love this web site...
Friday, June 29th 2001 - 11:03:58 PM

Name: Carol Leek
E-mail address:
Comments: Your site is one of my frequented favorites, and, 'dreambook' is definitely a perfect description! Beautiful horses, great layout, shows 'pride of ownership' in the quality and obvious condition of the horses. Thanks so much for giving me something to 'look forward to looking at, and, dreaming, too!
Friday, June 29th 2001 - 10:42:00 PM

Name: Sabrina L. Pitts
E-mail address:
Comments: Greetings Mary Ellen! Just browsing through your barn again. My First Love is healthy and happy. She is precious to me. I hope all is going well with you. I will make a personal visit someday soon. Take care.
Thursday, June 28th 2001 - 10:09:17 PM

Name: Dana Boudreaux
E-mail address:
Comments: I have been searching the internet for a colt and I found this site by accident. I just wanted you to know that you have some of the most beautiful TWH that I have ever seen. You have a wonderful website and I'm sure others have enjoyed it as much as I have. If only we could all be so lucky as to have our dreams come true. Sincerely, Dana Boudreaux
Thursday, June 28th 2001 - 07:13:01 PM

Name: Lynn Marchi
E-mail address:
Comments: Please give me more info about the tucker saddle, what size horse it will fit etc.
Thursday, June 21st 2001 - 05:56:10 PM

Name: Cathy
Comments: I enjoyed this site very much! We have a TWH gelding and also a SSH. We enjoy a few shows, trial riding and camping. I feel very privileged to own such magnificent animals, and spend every moment with them that we can. My other hobby is pedigree research, and your site was a lot of fun. I wish I could find the same info for ssh and racking horses. Thanks for the effort that must go into this!
Wednesday, June 20th 2001 - 05:47:06 PM

Name: Kim
Comments: After discovering that my horse was a daughter of Shades of Carbon, your website helped tremendously with the research of her lineage. I wanted to express my gratitude that someone has created a website so easy to maneuver through and learn from. Instead of describing the horses as if they were simply talented animals, they were regarded with more respect that I could never even hope to receive. So thanks again.

Tuesday, June 19th 2001 - 07:14:58 PM

E-mail address: YOUNGTENDER00@AOL.COM
Tuesday, June 19th 2001 - 04:27:15 PM

Name: kitty powers
E-mail address:
Comments: I have your website bookmarked. When have I have lunch at my desk I peruse the site again and again, just in case you have added new information! The data on the world champions is wonderful. It would take me forever to research this information and now I know so much more about my mare's lineage. I wish you could update your photo album as some of the WC's that are underlined (meaning photos available?) are not there when you access them. I NEED to see Ebony's Masterpiece and Go Boy's Shadow -and I have loved learning about the rest. It is a wonderful site.
If I may make one more comment. I admire Ms. Areaux, and accept her as an unknown mentor because I just turned fifty and wondered if I should be riding again. She looked just as good as any whipper-snapper and it made me proud to be a year or two over prime. She has given me encouragement to continue doing what I love.  If it shines from me the way it does from Mrs. A, then people will know that I am doing what I love. Thank you for the example, Mrs. A., and the BEST Tennessee walking horse site available. 
Kitty Powers
Tuesday, June 19th 2001 - 06:59:19 AM

Name: Dee McClellan
E-mail address:
Comments: Hello I have really enjoyed your tour of your facilities.  It just so happens that I Have recently purchased a horse from the back ground of midnight sun.  Some of the names on the reg. is Midnight Jacob, Delight past Midnite, Mack's Pride T., Midnight Sun Again, Midnight-Rock A Way, Midnight Mack K., Shadows Past Midnite. if you could give me any input on these horses I would really appreciate it.

Dee Ann
Monday, June 18th 2001 - 08:58:08 AM

Name: Helen Wreyford
E-mail address:
Comments: FYI
When looking at the pedigrees of the foundation sires, the pedigree for Merry Go Boy is not showing up for print, instead the pedigree for Merry Boy comes up.

Can you answer a question about the repeat of the same horse in one pedigree for multiple generations? How can a horse be used so many times in one pedigree?
Saturday, June 16th 2001 - 06:58:27 PM

Name: Liz McElveen
E-mail address:
Comments: i love the way you train your horses. i was wondering if u could send me some information on how much you train for. i have a filly that needs to be trained for TWHBEA shows and she won't listen to anyone. please send me some information.
Wednesday, June 6th 2001 - 06:13:54 AM
Name: Megan Goddard
E-mail address:
Comments: I think that Powder River is the most beautiful paint I have ever seen!  Actually the most beautiful horse. He is so breath taking, his black and white counter balance so well he looks extremely striking!  I know I'm only thirteen but I have seen a few horses since I have the net.  Not really any Tennessee walkers, I just had you tell you, you have the most beautiful horse I have ever seen! :) 
love, Megan
Tuesday, June 5th 2001 - 08:02:19 PM

Name: Evan Rogers
E-mail address:
Comments: I have been looking for info about TWH for some time and the only place I could find much (very little) was the TWHBEA official site. I didn't feel it had much info. Your site however seems to be much better than the registration site. Sad that they aren't helping to promote such a wonderful breed. I have trained since the age of ten, believe it or not. No my mother wasn't happy. But I'm a girl and Dad wanted a boy, he almost got one (I'm a big "tom-boy"). I love this site. I have two TWHs, they are shown on my site. Last year my husband had open heart surgery and we didn't ride for a year. Our horses were just as calm this spring as if we'd been on them every day. I wish people could see how gentle and well mannered a good horse can be.
Monday, June 4th 2001 - 02:03:32 PM

Name: Connie Painter
E-mail address:
Comments: Hi!
Still looking to buy one more Tennessee Walker but haven't found one yet. I just want a nice trail horse for our novice guests. I'm still looking at stallions. Would like to see a web page on Carbon Copy if you know of one. When is Powder River coming back and will he be standing? Still love that Hard Copy...We went up to Okla.. to Cedar Lake...had a wonderful time. Hard Copy slipped and fell the first 1/2 hour of riding...she wasn't use to the rocks yet...she got a small cut and I got scrapes but we both got back up and kept on going....she's her so much and Prime Time too. Hope all is well there...I'm working way too hard but looking forward to lessons when my work is caught up. Connie
Sunday, June 3rd 2001 - 09:23:42 PM

Name: Erin
Comments: Your horses are really pretty! I like your web site.
Sunday, June 3rd 2001 - 12:44:40 PM

Name: Krista Shaw
E-mail address:
Comments: Beautiful!!!!!!!  My sister has owned Walkers for about 5 yrs. now and just recently became the owner of a little TWH filly.  She is only 1 month but I am impatiently waiting to bring her home. My husband is so impressed with the Walker breed that he is selling his registered Quarter Horse in order to buy a TWH. Your site is great for info and visuals. Thanks from Pennsylvania
Friday, June 1st 2001 - 10:50:08 AM


Name: Becky Pyland Davis
E-mail address:
Comments: I want to take this opportunity to say a great big THANK YOU to you and your wonderful site.
I was raised riding and showing TWH Horses. AS a child, I loved them and then when I got into my teenage years, it was just a job that had to be done. Then in my 20's and 30's I got to the point that if I never saw another horse, it would be way to soon. But then when I hit my 40's, and my daddy got so sick with cancer and before his death, I went back to my roots, and again fell in love with the breed.
Now, I look back at the memories of my childhood, and can finally appreciate, how lucky I was to have had the honor of riding some the best TWH horses ever born. You see, by the age of fifteen, I had ridden, Carbon Copy, Mark of Carbon and the Entertainer, just to name a few of the great horses that I had the privilege of being around. My father, Bob Pyland, worked for Joe Webb, at Searcy, AR. And being the tomboy I am, I was with daddy every chance I could. Which meant I was at the barn all the time. I wish I could take you'll back in my memory, and that you'll could see some of the wonderful memories that I have of being at this barn.
After a time, my family moved here to MO and daddy continued to train and show horses. About this time in my life, I got the job of helping daddy in the barn. I got so that I dreaded the very idea of a horse. You know, I was going through my idiot years. I then married and got completely away from horses.
Then daddy got sick and the more I was around him and the more I got to listening to him talk, I realized that the love of the TWH had never left me, I had just left it.
After nearly 20 years of not attending any horse shows, I attended my first one again in September of 2000, 8 months after daddies death. It was the most wonderful, heart rendering and touching show I can remember. I cried through most of it. For the loss of my father, for the loss of my childhood and mostly, for the great honor of being around the most beautiful breed of horse that will ever be.
Again, thank you for the wonderful site, the beautiful photos, and especially, for the old photos, which brought back so many wonderful memories.

Becky Pyland Davis
Marshfield, MO
Wednesday, May 30th 2001 - 03:15:09 PM

Name: Beverley Sharp
E-mail address:
Comments: Love your website. My husband and I have two walkers and we live in Johnson City, TX. Would love to come see your place one of these days.
Tuesday, May 29th 2001 - 07:54:49 PM

Name: Kenny Gagliano
E-mail address:
Comments: I always enjoy your web pages.  It is so relaxing looking at beautiful horses and listening to your music.  I work for the St. Charles Parish Sheriffs Office.  I mostly work with Juveniles but we are starting a Mounted Patrol on a part time bases.  The only down fall is we have to pay for everything at this time until the Sheriff and the Chief sees that we are going to be the best.  I just sold a 15:2 HH Quarter Horse that had Walker mixed with him.  I hated to do so because he is a fine horse.  His disposition around loud noises and large crowds just was not the best.  He is 12 years old and could not get him out of that.  So he had to go.  But he is still at the barn.  He did not go far.  As I was looking through #27 --Stall #37 he is beautiful.  He would really look good in a Mardi Gras Parade or working the street as a Deputy.  One problem is working as a Sheriffs Deputy, we don't make a lot of money and we are on budgets.  My wife and kids have to come first.  So if you have a horse that is great not for shows and can handle the pressure of loud noises sudden moves pretty much laid back and papers are not needed.  (15HH up)  I sold my horse for $850.00. This means I have that much on hand.  I can Feed and we have top rated barn use.  Maintenance is not a problem;  it is the initial money for the horse.  If you would need a donation form signed by the Sheriffs office,  that is no problem.
Tuesday, May 29th 2001 - 03:37:43 PM

Name: Susan Williams
E-mail address:
Comments: I am looking for a Tennessee Walker mare preferably.  She will be ridden on trails at my ranch in Blanco, Texas.  I am a beginner rider have had some trail experience but that's it.  She will also be ridden by 11 year old girls.  I need a horse that can stay in the pasture for up to three weeks with other horses and still retain her manners on the trail.  I would like 14-15 hands range.  If you have anything or get anything let me know.  I am a very serious buyer.  Looking now.
Sunday, May 27th 2001 - 02:35:10 PM

Name: Joanne Boon
E-mail address:
Comments: Hi
Great site, your virtual tour is a great idea, your stallions are beautiful, good luck in the future.
Friday, May 18th 2001 - 12:42:45 PM

Name: Joe Jones
E-mail address:
Comments: hello my name is Joe Jones i live in Irving, TX.  i would like to visit your ranch some day i am trying learn about walking horse as much i can i like to own one some day w ill help me my address is 319 Gilbert Rd Irving, Texas 75061
Wednesday, May 16th 2001 - 06:26:18 PM

Name: Leah A.
E-mail address:
Comments: I would just like to say that you're horses are absolutely beautiful.  My trainer owns a 10 month old Tennessee Walker stallion. H is registered name is Peaches Delight.  When I looked on his registry I saw that he had Midnight Sun in his bloodline. Maybe you can e-mail me back and tell me what I can expect out of training him.  I plan on showing him in the future if all is possible and the Lord is willing.
Leah A
p.s. please e-mail me
Monday, May 14th 2001 - 02:30:04 PM

Name: Dolores Taylor
E-mail address:
Comments: Hi, I have a magazine here in MO and I was doing some research for "The Breed OF The Month" which happens to be TWH.  I enjoyed your site.
Thanks, D
Wednesday, May 9th 2001 - 09:39:33 AM

Name: DAVID Norred
E-mail address:
Comments: I really enjoy visiting you from time to time. I think your farm is great. I have a Tenn. Walker stud that is 22 months old, 15.3 hands tall and weighs about 1000 lbs.  He is very good natured.   If you would be interested in training for me would you please email me and let me know how much it will cost.  I would like to talk to somebody if possible. I live in Ruston Louisiana my ph.# is 318-249-2242 thank you very much.
Wednesday, May 9th 2001 - 05:20:24 AM

E-mail address: RESOF7MM@VERIZON.NET

Sunday, May 6th 2001 - 06:21:28 PM

Site Meter