Our interest in Rocky Mountains began 4 years ago, when we saw At A Boy on the front cover of the Natural Horse Vet Catalogue. We spent many hours on the internet researching the breed and began to think they were too good to be true. However, after our beloved Morgan cross died unexpectedly this October at the age of 28, we found Charlie at Mindy’s and came to realize that the breed description was indeed an understatement!! Under Mindy’s exceptional horsemanship, Charlie ca
It’s hard to believe that I have only known Mindy for just over a year- I feel like she’s my daughter and I have known her a lifetime. In April 2007, just after retiring I bought a warm blood cross named P. I tried to take him from the arena to the trial and was unsuccessful until I met Mindy and with her guidance I have turned Pee into a capable and reliable trail horse. Along the way Mindy introduced me to the Rockies and although I was not really looking for a new horse……
I had such a blast at Jack Brooks campout riding Colt. He did awesome. He gaits so nice it felt like we just were gliding through the forest. We rode every day and he’s in incredible shape. You can see in the picture how big his nostrils are as we stop for a drink at a stream. You are right, Mindy. Paul and he are alot a like. Paul has Superman syndrome and Colt has Superhorse syndrome. I know just how to take care of both of them :)!! Hope all is going good for you!
I had purchased a horse from out of state which did not work out…… Well we should say it did not work out for that horse and me. I had my husband drive the horse to Mindy to sell for me. I also knew I needed another horse. I had just retired my Arab to Idaho. Mindy and I had a few conversations and she knew exactly what I needed. Within a few months Mindy said she had a couple of horses for me to look at andride. I had been in an accident so I could not ride BUT I brought
Mindy Smith has been an important addition to our equine experience. She found us the wonderful gelding, Smokey, seen in the picture with Dave and our granddaughter. Smokey has become a true member of the family. It is always her mission to match horse and rider and she did a great job with us. Additionally, when we wanted to sell another one of our horses Mindy was able to match him with the perfect situation so now both the horse and new owner are well satisfied. We first m
Hi Mindy! Everything is wonderful!! Zoom (we’re going to call him McGuire like Darcy was) survived the trip down here just fine. We walked into his stall and his neighbor huge Heather about 17 hands – had her head over the divider fence saying hi, right away. There is a continual breeze from the ocean through his stall and his roof is raised up above the others so the space seems much bigger than it really is.Sunday a.m. Bill and I got a big greeting from a dozen folks in tha
Matchmaker, matchmaker, made me a match! Ellie is my new BBF! I never thought I could replace my Arabian I rode everywhere for 20 years, but Mindy is the matchmaker! This mare will go and go; has great heart and loves people — especially me! She is safe as can be and very willing — Thank you Mindy! Diana Wade
My veterinarian recommended Mindy to me to find the horse of my dreams. Mindy surpassed my expectations by pairing me with one of the kindest souls I know. Gracie, my beautiful Rocky, has the sweetest disposition. She is calm, secure, and loves everyone–humans and animals. Everyone at the ranch adores her. My grandnieces love riding her–ages 6 to 10–as much as I do. When the first Rocky I tried was not the perfect fit, Mindy went out of way to find the perfect match for me.
Mindy Smith has the rare talent of being an excellent horsewoman and also being able to work with people and fill their needs. I purchased my Rocky Mountain horse “Silver Samurai” from her in April of 2012. Silver Samurai or “Sam” as we call him, has proven to be an amazing horse and wonderful riding partner. (I have had the joy of owning him for over a year now.) He is independent and brave on the trail and loves to go and go and go. He has the most amazing natural gait
Tomorrow will mark the one year anniversary of one of the best “test rides” ever, when you brought MCF’s Comanche’s Moon to Montana de Oro State Park for me to ride with the West Coast Rockies on their monthly birthday ride. A month later “Moon” became my horse and I am overdue writing this testimonial! I had been riding another gaited breed for over 20 years and wasn’t really thinking of getting a Rocky until I started to realize that my riding pals with Rockies were all hav