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Buckskin Tennessee Walking Horses
Below are some of the comments of previous visitors to our site. 
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NAME:     Michelle Cristel
EMAIL:     mmcristel@hotmail.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:     I purchased my first buckskin foal from Jim Holmes, Lady Bella Marie. She is everything that anyone could ever ask for in a horse! She is extremely well mannered, exceptionally smart and she is so beautiful. Her gait is also natural and very impressive, as it seems like she floats through the air.
When we came to visit Mr. Holme's farm, he provided us with great hospitality and you can tell he cares a lot for each and every one of his horses. I would extremely recommend a buckskin from Jim Homes Farm to anyone!
Thank you so much for selling me my perfect partner!
Michelle Cristel
DATE:     March 11, 2013
NAME:     David & Holly McQuaig
EMAIL:     hollyjohnson@tds.net
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    
We have been so pleased with our buckskin colt we purchased from you Jim! He is so sweet, willing and easy to train. His disposition is awesome and he has a good little gait on him. When we are ready for another, we know just where to go! Thanks again for producing such wonderful animals!!!
DATE:     January 02, 2013
NAME:     Lorraine Michuda
EMAIL:     micastables@yahoo.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    

Hi Jim,
Thank you for your hospitality last week when we visited Holmes Farm.  It was nice to meet Buck, the Mares and Foals.  Buck has a calm, laid back nature which, is clear to me, is passed along to his foals.  I was amazed at how quiet, content and tolerant the mares were with a band of horse crazy women fussing over their colts and fillies while we were in their pasture.  They were all curious and loved the attention.  Your herd are all healthy, well fed and of sound mind.

See you soon.
Lorraine Michuda

DATE:     October 01, 2012
NAME:     Betsey Brown
EMAIL:     bbrown@cornerstonelc.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:     Subject: So happy with our horses

Mr. Holmes,

Our babies are now 17 and 18 months. Not really babies any more, Buck's Magic Marker and Buck's Chicago Dude are now referred to as Denny and Cisco. They began as a project for my son and I who are the 2 horse lovers in the family. Our deal was that I would do all the care and he would be the one to saddle break them. Our first try with raising colts couldn't be going any better, not to mention they are the sweeties and most beautiful animals.

We will be back for more in the next year!!
Thank you again.
Betsey Brown
DATE:     September 15, 2012
NAME:     carol tellis
EMAIL:     ccarolbjscat@aol.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:     Jim, what fantastic horses you are breeding.
I bought my first ever foal from you, Katy's Buck A Roo. I thought I might be getting in over my head buying a baby. She is now 5 years old and she is a dream. Not only does she have the prettiest gaits you have ever seen she has a great mind. She climbs mountains like a mountain goat and rarely spooks at anything. I have taken her to do extreme trail with tires to walk through and flags flapping and even a seesaw bridge. She did them all for me without hardly any hesitation. I get more compliments on this mare than you can imagine because she is beautiful.
Thanks Jim, for selling me this dream horse!
DATE:     August 20, 2012
NAME:     E.B.
EMAIL:     n/a
COUNTRY:       Germany
COMMENTS:    

Hello,
I found Buck´s Precious Maggie in the Internet and purchased her without seeing her in real and had her brought to Germany. I thought this would be a high risk deal. But I got all assistance, information, videos and photographs and also time I needed from Jim Holmes to help me make up my mind. And what I got was the best. She shows her nice gaits naturally on the pasture. She is very sensitive just as she is sensitive to me, very gentle. And she looks great in color and conformation. I am sure she will be all what I want, if she is grown, at the moment surely she is it. Thank you, Jim Holmes, for this wonderful horse.
Best regards
E.B. 

DATE:     July 25, 2012
NAME:     Jimmy
EMAIL:     jll0624@bellsouth.net
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    

Hey Jim,

I am finally getting around to Thank you for my second Buck foal. She is a full sister to my last year stud. She arrived in excellent condition. I had surgery two weeks after her arrival just now getting to know her. Like her brother she can gait and has a loving personality. The move did not slow her growth. She may be stouter built than her brother, which will make her a good brood mare and trail horse.

Thanks for another good horse. She is a doll. Will be an eye catcher.

DATE:     December 12, 2011
NAME:     Bobby Carter
EMAIL:     griffbabies@yahoo.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    

It is truly a pleasure to work with Mr. Jim Holmes and his horses!

I have never been around young horses that have been as easy to "start" than his horses have been, being "naturally gaited", intelligent horses. In my 20+ years of riding horses for other people, this is the first time I have ever wanted to own one of those horses. I am proud to have one of the best mares I have ever ridden.....Madison's Mighty Coco.

I look forward to continue working with such fine horses. Thanks Mr. Jim!!! Bobby Carter Somerville, Tn

DATE:     Nov. 22,  2011
NAME:     Kelly Brumley
EMAIL:     griffbabies@yahoo.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    

I can't say enough great things about Mr. Jim Holmes and his horses!!  Mr. Jim has renewed my faith in horse-breeders, after having several bad experiences. He has been a pleasure to do business with, always open, honest, and fair. Always willing to do what it takes to make his clients happy! My only complaint is that I didn't meet him 6 years ago!!

I currently have two of his fine colts, one gelding and one filly. Both are already being ridden bareback (as 2 year olds) by my 12 yo daughter!!!

WOW! I can say that I would NEVER purchase another horse from anyone other than Mr. Jim Holmes!

THANKS!

Kelly Brumley
Somerville, TN

DATE:     Nov. 22, 2011
NAME:     Debra
EMAIL:     debyrav@gmail.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    

We recently purchased an amazing young mare, Bucks Gypsy Rose. She has been a ton of fun to work with on the trail.  Since I first got on her back, total trust.  She is willing and fast to learn, very patient. Once she figures out what your asking her to do, you never have to ask again.  She has the sweetest disposition and open mind I have ever come across.  My trainer and I are having so much fun working w/her.  We have a very populated area, but nothing seems to faze her.  She loves to be out front to show off her beauty and gait, which hands down, is 2nd to none.    She can go forever.  I look forward to the many years we'll have together. It's just going to get better.  Icing on the cake, she is the most beautiful color. When the sun reflects off her back, it is luminescent gold that is awesome.  I was a little worried purchasing a horse over the internet but she turned out to be as easy you promised.  She arrived at our front door in wonderful condition and ready to be w/her new family.  Thank you all for you help and being so honest w/us.  It was obvious she had been well trained and trained w/a kind hand.  She loves her people.   This has been stress free. We love her!

Debra

DATE:     July 30, 2011
NAME:     Jennifer Lederle
EMAIL:     jenniferlederle@hotmail.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:     I recently bought my new herd sire, sight unseen from Jim. This colt is gorgeous, smart, has a fun personality and best of all, he can gait like nothing I've seen before. Buck's Rascal Flatt never trots, he only gaits . So many "color breeders" just breed for color but Jim breeds for outstanding quality and true gaits as well. I live in New Mexico and traveling in the winter was not an option so I had to rely on Jim to help me select the right horse for me. This colt is exactly what I had hoped for. In fact, I am so impressed by the quality of this stallion that I am looking to buy another from Holmes Farms.
Jim, you did a great job producing this colt. Thank you.
DATE:     February 15, 2011
NAME:     Jimmy Lancaster
EMAIL:     jll0624@bellsouth.net
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    
Jim I want to thank you for the way you made me feel comfortable in purchasing a colt that was just a month old. And could only see him on the internet. The information you gave me about his dam and sire was very helpful  in making the decision to buy this little fellow.
    You have some of the best bred brood mares as I have found anywhere. And the stallion you have is awesome. I don't believe I could have found a better cross fore a generator mare.
    When my colt arrived on Nov. 12th he was just 4 mo. and 10 days old. I was very concerned as to how he would fare on the two day trip. When he walked off the truck I was very satisfied with his condition. He was every thing you said and more. He and I bonded very quick. He follows me every where I go. Within three days he was settled in and very much at home. His gait is wonderful. I couldn't have ask for him to be any better. He will be a beautiful stallion and I can hardly wait till he is old enough to get on him. If he continues to be as easy to handle as he is now he won't have to be broke, just start riding.
    Jim thanks so much for your help. I feel like I have gained a friend as well as a great horse. You will be hearing from Buck's Trigger Happy and Jimmy Lancaster. If you are ever in Florida stop by and see us. I will be through your home town in June and plan to stop by your place.
DATE:     November 19, 2010
NAME:     Shawna Holland
EMAIL:     sholland190e@hotmail.com
COUNTRY:       Canada
COMMENTS:     I am now a proud new owner of a beautiful stud colt I bought from Jim Holmes. I found dealing with Jim to be easy and friendly. Jim always replied to any emails I sent and is very personable. I was able to feel comfortable about buying a horse that I could only see pictures of on the internet.

I live on 320 acres in the middle of Alberta, Canada. Traveling to look at prospects wasn't an option. I had full confidence in purchasing this weanling colt. Jim's website has all the information about his horses making it easy to find what I was looking for in a future herd sire.

My new boy arrived at my place after 4 days on the road Sept. 15th 2010. He walked off the trailer and was a beautiful sight. He is everything I had hoped for and more. This boy has a huge stride and a fast natural running walk. He just floated all over his paddock as he checked out his new surroundings. I have slowly building my Walker herd for the past 4 years and never seen anything quite as beautiful as his movement. I am so proud to be his new owner and will spend many years showing him off. Not only does he have an outstanding pedigree, but his gait is to die for and to top it all off he is a beautiful buckskin color making him the whole perfect package.

Jim Holmes is a man worth dealing with. He knows his horses and he cares about them. I would recommend to anyone looking for a quality Tennessee Walking horse to have a look at Jim's herd. His foals are outstanding. A huge thank you goes to Jim for making this a wonderful experience for me. I have no doubts I made the right choice.

Shawna Holland
of Vilna, Alberta, Canada

DATE:      September 20, 2010
NAME:     Howard Davis
EMAIL:      hkd@wildblue.net
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    
For anyone exploring this website who is unfamiliar with Jim Holmes and his operation, let me tell you that he is one of the most respected, knowledgeable, and straight-dealin’ breeders out there. His focus on natural heritage lines of Walkers and the honest way he deals with his customers has given him a unique position within the Tennessee Walker world. 
Like many posts here, we too live thousands of miles from Jim’s farm so visiting him is very difficult with the demands of our ranch. But Jim is one of those breeders you can deal with from a distance. We recently purchased a beautiful Palomino mare from Jim and she was everything he said she was and more. We are extremely happy with her. The sale went quickly and without fuss or hassle. There are very few people I would ever buy a horse from sight unseen, but Jim’s the exception. His reputation is paramount within this specialized industry and he’s a pleasure doing business with.  His stallion’s not too shabby either!
Howard Davis,
Walkabout Ranch.
DATE:      August 19, 2010
NAME:     c. bourne
EMAIL:     cbourne@everus.ca
COUNTRY:       Canada
COMMENTS:     Like Jim Holmes, we have had a life long passion for the flat shod head-shaking walking horses. Since the 1950's when horse shows became popular, the need for high stepping performance show horses was required. With the Walker that meant breeding for the consistent pace. This proved to give a very animated gait when weighted down. Over the years, good natural trail horses became harder to find, with a few exceptions. Jim Holmes with his knowledge and long time association with Walkers, is one of those exceptions. As breeders of good flat shod horses, we seek out people like Jim. We have found his straight way of talking comes with an integrity which is hard to come by in this world today.

We are located in Canada, 1000 miles from Jim's farm. We cannot just go and visit to see his stock, other than what we see on his website. There is more to purchasing a horse than looking at pictures. With Jim, we found we could rely on his word and description of a particular horse to be accurate. The paper work needed to ship horses abroad needs to be complete and precise. In all cases, with the horses we have purchased from Jim, crossing the border was a breeze. Yes! Jim is definitely an asset to our industry and we are hopeful our association is long and fruitful.

Ron& Christine Bourne,
Ontario Canada

DATE:     February 24, 2010
NAME:     Cheryl Lee
EMAIL:     lee@gallatinmo.net
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:     Due to winter weather I was unable to travel the 450 miles to select the colt that I recently purchased. By both phone & computer communication, Jim Holmes and I found exactly the horse I was looking for: Buck's Mindbender. Jim was honest, straight forward and represented all his stock fairly. This colt is healthy, walks like a dream, is totally secure and has great conformation. This is the second THE BUCK STARTS HERE offspring that I have purchased and I am extremely pleased with both.
Cheryl Lee, Gallatin, MO
DATE:     January 13, 2010
NAME:     Atisha Zentner
EMAIL:     bluemoonwalkinghorses@yahoo.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    
Jim,
 
Thank you so very much for my cremello filly!  I have been waiting for her for a while now and she has turned out to be everything I was hoping for!  I am looking forward to the years ahead with her in the saddle and having beautiful babies herself!  You have great animals and I hope that you have much luck in the future...you never know...down the road you might be hearing from me again! Keep up the good work!

Atisha Zentner, Blue Moon Walking Horses, LLC
715-965-2198
Rib Lake, WI
DATE:     September 28, 2009
NAME:     Patricia Romero
EMAIL:     whitecat007
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    
I just received my first buck, buckskin filly and she is just wonderful... she gaits.. like a dream and is so friendly I couldn't be happier. Mr. Holmes made my first experience with AI   ---my mare, a great one, I think I am spoiled and may have to go back for another buckskin colt.
 
My filly's name is Sand Storm born on Monday morning 4.45 am March 23.

DATE:     March 28, 2009
NAME:     Gloria Butler
EMAIL:     glojb@msn.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    
Beautiful horses! Your new website is well worth looking at.
DATE:     January 16, 2009
NAME:     Terri Smith
EMAIL:     n/a
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    
 I love the site, the babies, and the Holmes reputation. WOW to the site.
DATE:     January 12, 2009
NAME:     Rick Morrison
EMAIL:     Rick318ti@aol.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    
Jim,
 
Your new site is extremely impressive and certainly compliments your exceptional horses.  I fully expect you to be the one who produces some world champion horses with color given the Jose', Ritz, MG, Choice Cut, etc. breeding of your broodmares combined with the color and gait of your stallion.  Your site is good promotion for the entire walking horse breed. 

Rick Morrison
DATE:     January 3, 2009
NAME:     Micki Haendiges
EMAIL:     micki2847@aol.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    
Jim,
 
I love the site.  It is very fitting!  You have always been a great friend, a mentor, and a shoulder to lean on.  I would say that you have taught me more about Tennessee Walking horses than everyone else combined.  In fact, I have a large portion of your original herd.  I still have Sheeba and Sunfire among the many!  Congratulations on your new site.  I hope everyone can see your fantastic horses, in both pedigree and color!  I hope you have a fantastic New Year!!  May your year be filled with many blessings and good health!! 
Micki Haendiges  
Rise and Shine Walkers
DATE:     3 Jan 2009
NAME:     Bansidhe Graphics
EMAIL:     blackwidow@bansidhegraphics.com
COUNTRY:       Canada
COMMENTS:     Ok, Jim, your site is ready.. thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your gorgeous horses.  It's a real pleasure doing business with you.  :)
Judy Handel
DATE:     January 2,  2009
NAME:     Elsie M Darrah
EMAIL:     darrah5015@yahoo.com
COUNTRY:       USA
COMMENTS:    
Jim, I love the new website. It is very impressive! You are a great friend, my mentor, and a great source of horse information. You have taught me a lot about the old time Tennessee Walking horses and have supported my efforts to research TWH Color Genetics more than everyone else combined. In fact, I plan to show my appreciation in my book dedications. I hope everyone can see how successful your breeding program is, in awesome pedigrees and brilliant color!
DATE:     January 1, 2009
 
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