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My name is Smoke. I am a registered black and white Tobiano Paint gelding. You can’t miss me as I certainly stand out in a crowd. I was born in 2000 and I have been lucky enough to only have two owners. That makes Fieldstone my third home – third time is a charm, right?! Actually, I have had very wonderful homes with loving owners, I was lucky. My first owner raised me from a baby. When I was old enough, we did a lot of trail riding. Then, when I was still a youngster, Jodi Roof, my donor, acquired me. And boy did we trail ride – big time stuff with long rides, overnight trips, etc. You name it and we did it. I certainly was able to see a lot of beautiful country. It was so much fun and I loved every minute of it.
Then as I grew older, it became too much for my body. My mind said, ‘go, go, go’ and my body said, ‘not so sure’ lol! I retired from that and have been hanging out in the pasture with my buddies for the last few years. Then, Jodi found this great place which is a perfect fit for me, right?! She knew I craved attention and that I still wanted to work. So, at the end of June in 2021, I officially became a member of the Fieldstone herd – yippee!
I have impeccable ground manners, which were instilled in me as a youngster, but are also part of my nature. I am very quiet, gentle and easy to work around. I stand perfectly still to be groomed. You might even catch me closing my eyes briefly since I am so relaxed. I am a very patient guy just waiting for your next ask. Being that I am a little older, I can be a little stiff when you are picking out my hooves.
I respond very well to verbal cues and it would really help me out if you use them. Also, please do not put extra pressure on my head/face when you are leading me. A gentle verbal reminder to slow down and a gentle half halt will work. I am a forward moving horse and I’m happy to have a job again, so I will be a bit faster than some of the others around here. I have a ‘peppy’ trot and it may feel strong, but just remind me verbally to slow down and I will. I respond super quick because I aim to please!
I enjoy all the activities in the ring – they are quite the change from trail riding, but a good change. I enjoy walking on the carriage trail here as it kind of brings back memories of my youth. You might notice that when I move, I carry my head a bit higher than most other horses. Don’t worry because that is just what is comfortable for me.
A few more things about me…I am 16.1 hands tall and I look to my leader for reassurance at times. I may reach around and ‘check -in’ or touch you with my nose to make sure I am doing what you are asking of me. I feel that I am a great addition to the team here and I look forward to meeting everyone.