This coming 4 year old silver buckskin is by BIPPITY BOPPITY BLUE out of Rocket's Rowdy Ria.  She is sweet and sensitive and the skys the limit!!  Wonderfully constructed with a quietly engaging personality,  she is a special one!!


 

Asking Price: $ 5,500

LiMei is still glowing and enthusiastic about Sparrow. It’s heart warming to see. (I never really understood how good it would be for our relationship as well… now — that’s just thrilling!)

- Holly Hudson-Louis

Hi this is Li Mei!,


Sparrow is doing great! I rode her today and yesterday after-school.  My mom likes riding her too  On Wednesday, we took Sparrow on a trail ride in the forest. I rode on a bareback pad and my mom lead her. She walked REALLY
fast that day!

Before we got her, we ordered some new things at “Half Circle Ranch” including a new blue halter which looks like this color blue. Our other horses here Faye...

Let me tell you about Mindy Smith. 

Mindy is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of horses: breeding, training, and riding but what is so extraordinary is her dedication to her clients and her stated goal of finding a horse that is a perfect match.  After riding my hot and unpredictable Arabian mare for 9 years I was a bit shell shocked and ready for a calmer and saner horse.  A friend told me about Mindy and we set off to Arroyo Grande to try horses.  Mindy had picked out three horses from her herd that she thought would be good candidates.  The three of us set off on a long trail ride switching mounts throughout the ri...

Mindy Smith saved my Rocky Experience.  I wanted to try a gaited horse after a life time of riding Arabians.  I picked the Rocky breed because of their brains and way of going.  My husband bought me a 12 year old Rocky mare who was broke, but was being sold as a broodmare since she was spooky.  We felt I would have no problem working with her since I had been riding/training my Arabs for 40 years.  Well ….. It was a learning experience.  After the first three rides, I had determined two things:  1) the Rocky gait was heaven on earth, and 2) this mare needed a lot of ground work to overcome her distrust of people to make her sa...

Hi Mindy!

I’m so sorry, I’ve been meaning to email you, it’s just been an insanely busy week since we got back, and then to top it off, I go up to the ranch EVERY day because I can’t be without my sweet little girl.  Plus I take her out and groom her, have saddled/bridled her just so she doesn’t forget.  Haven’t actually ridden her yet  But I wanted her to get comfortable in her new surroundings first…

Uhhhh, no, not a chance I’m changing my mind :0)  She’s my love!!!!  K, so we named her Destiny :0)  Figured that was appropriate.  She’s doing great.  Took her out ponied yesterday, with a saddle on her.  Used Wiz....

She Rocks!!!

Mindy Smith has changed my life. I started out riding 30 years ago as a student of Dressage, and moved on the Competitive Trail and multi day mountain riding/camping with horses. I had been riding gaited horses before I met Mindy, but I really got to know her, and her training methods when she started a 4 year old Rocky I had bought.He is a very sensitive gelding who does not like pressure and he has been so interesting to train. She uses the pull and release system…lots of time spent in the release of pressure as a reward… and she teaches the horse and their riders how to use their bodies, and frame the horse to g...

My husband and I moved to the Central Coast of California three years ago from
Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He had retired several years earlier and I was just leaving the workforce.

He had horses 30 years ago and I had ridden horses as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa in my very early twenties.  I bought two horses there and would ride out across the desert alone and with friends.  I never had any formal training.  Thinking back on it, I am amazed I am still alive.  We rode stallions.  The people of Niger think it is criminal to neuter an animal.

Arriving in California, I decided to try and duplicate the...

Mindy -

Thanks so very much for bringing T’s Terrible Tommy (Tanner) my way – I thought I would never find the perfect horse but I did and I owe it all to you.  I was convinced I had unreasonable expectations in my mind – color, puppy dog temperament, easy, and the ability to ride lots of miles on the trail and compete in trail trials.  I came home with a wonderful new gelding in mid-March and then came home with a 4th place in the State Championship Trail Trials in September and haven’t had a bad ride in between.  This boy is that charming, melt your heart gelding that I described to you that I wanted.  You knew that he was th...

After four years of dreaming and two years of searching, Mindy found me the perfect horse. Mindy and I met four years ago at WCRMHC all breed weekend. I remember taking a lesson from her at that time on a rocky. At that time, I already owned a Tennessee Walker, he kept me busy enough. As he has aged and I wanted a younger horse to do competitive trail and possible endurance with, I began to look at other breeds. After looking and trying to ride many other breeds, most of them non-gaited, I came back to the Rocky Mountain Horse. Mindy asked me many questions about what I was Looking for in a horse. After a short time Mindy figu...

I found my once-in-a-lifetime horse through Mindy Smith. I did not know Mindy and was in the market for my first Rocky. I was sent her way on a recommendation. (Her name kept popping up). She saved me from buying a horse that would have been way too much for me. I told her my dream description; calmness, beauty, gentle, loving and red-chocolate with blonde mane and tail…(not too picky, am I?!) Mindy found the most beautiful filly, DaisyMae. Because Daisy would take a few years to become a trail horse, I purchased her and in the meantime, Mindy found me a GREAT, older Rocky, Joker, who has been there-done that; even passed the...

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