TruWest Pure PrairieSmoke is our principal sire and a person would be hard pressed to find a more breeding-worthy stallion. He was one of those colts that identified himself from birth as a genuine stallion prospect. He only ratified my opinion from then on, never giving me one incident to consider changing my mind. He’s sublimely gentle, kind and easy to manage at all times and places. He’s gentle for anyone to ride and he’s called upon like any other horse to do his share of the ranch work. He loves to work and accepts new assignments joyfully. Ask me sometime about his intro to pasture roping.
Smokey is trained as a reining horse, as well as his background in cattle work here at home. At the First Canadian National Morgan Show in Regina, 1997, Smokey earned the Championships in Working Cowhorse, Open Reining and Freestyle Reining, showing a lot of folks that you can do it on a Morgan. We received many nice comments on his beauty and good disposition as well. Shown locally he always draws interest and places well every time out. He has yet to be beaten in Working Cowhorse and in 2002 was the Grand Champion Stallion at the Dawson County Open Horse Show.
Every outing to shows and stallion expos has brought more lovely ladies to his court, both new and repeat breedings, Morgan mares and other breeds. Smokey’s foals have been wonderfully consistent for correctness and balance, cute trim heads and good dispositions. The older ones that we are riding now have been very easy to start, all have wanted to work cattle from the beginning and are smooth travelers with a lot of style.
You can breed to Smokey by AI using cooled semen transport or you can bring your mare(s) to the ranch in April, May, June and July. His breeding fee remains at $600 for Morgan mares, $500 for others. Mare care is $6/day dry mares, $8/day with foal. Each year two breedings are available at half price ($300) through the National Morgan Reining Horse Association and the Western Working Morgan Futurities. Foals produced from breedings purchased in that way are eligible for competition in good-paying futurity events. You can contact me or those associations for more information if you are interested.
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