SOLD**Smokey is truly a once in a lifetime horse, the kind you could drive the tires off your trailer looking for. She is absolutely 100% gentle for anyone, including children and beginner riders. I am her second owner and have owned her for the last 5 years, and in that time I have done just about everything possible with her. She is a true all around horse that can and will do anything you ask of her. Smokey is an 8 year old bay roan mare, 15hh and weighing 1400 pounds, and a very easy keeper. She is selling as grade, previous owner died and there is NO chance of getting papers, but we were told she is Peptoboonsmal and Smart Little Lena Bred. Smokey is the same horse every time you ride her, whether it is every day or once a month. She is sweet, sane, safe, dependable, and loves to be loved on. On top of that she is one heck of a looker, and she turns heads everywhere we take her. Smokey is not at all mare-ish (although she does love her food) and she is very willing and tries hard to please. I have found nothing that bothers her or spooky her. Smokey started out in cutting training but after a year she got too big to compete, and was sent to work on the ranch as a 3 year old. We bought her in December of her 3 year old year after her owner passed away. Since we have had her we have ridden her on miles and miles of trails all over Texas, done team sortings, roped and sorted cattle in the pens, carried the flag in the grand entry, and given lessons on her to children and beginners. Smokey is the only horse on the property I trust my 2 year old son on. I have done several Stock Horse of Texas clinics on her and she did very well in all of the events. I have also done Extreme Cowboy Race type obstacles on Smokey and she will cross bridges, go over teeter totters, through water, in ditches, and many other types of obstacles. We love her but with a 2 year old child she doesn’t get much attention and is just too good of a horse to waste out in the pasture. Smokey has never offered to buck, rear, bite, kick, or take off, and she takes extra special care when she knows a child is on her back. She is very gentle on the ground and easy to catch. I have ponied colts off of her and she is stout and will pull anything you ask her to. She lopes beautiful circles in the arena but also loves a leisurely ride down the trails. Smokey is broke the way one should be, with an excellent one handed neck rein and a great stop. She will side pass, work off your leg, open and shut gates, and has the smoothest little trot. She rides just as good bareback with a halter as she does with a saddle and bridle, and she even will lope circles with nothing but a rope around her neck. Smokey is laid back but responsive, and will adjust herself to the level of her rider. She will not take advantage of a less experienced rider. She is a pleasure to ride out in the pasture, crosses water with no problem, and isn’t spooky. She can be ridden by herself or with other horses, and doesn’t mind being separated from the group. She has also been ridden alongside the road and in traffic and isn’t bothered by it. If you are looking for a safe, dependable horse that you can really show off on and have fun riding, then don’t miss out on Smokey. Her kind are very hard to find!