For the 2021 breeding season, Bettin Yer Smart’s stud fee is $1400, with a live foal guarantee. He is 5 Panel N/N. Consideration will be given to proven mares. At this time, a limit of 20 outside mares has been set.
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Bettin Yer Smart is a 2007 AQHA red roan stallion owned by Long Pines Land and Livestock near Buffalo, South Dakota. A product of the great Lindy Burch breeding program for the Oxbow Ranch, he is a grandson of Lindy’s incredible mare, Bet Yer Blue Boons, winner of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Show, thanks to the Equine Reproductive Lab at Colorado State University. Lindy bred her world champion to Peptoboonsmal, and the result was Bet Yer Boons, who Lindy bred to Smart Little Lena with the help of the CSU Equine Reproductive Lab, and Bettin Yer Smart’s destiny was set.
During his limited show career, Bettin Yer Smart won the hackamore division at the 2012 Snaffle Bit Futurity. The same year, he won Reserve Open Hackamore Champion at the NRCHA World Show. In fact, he has winnings in all NRCHA divisions (snaffle, hackamore, two-rein and bridle) and qualified for the World Show in all but snaffle.
In the AQHA, he was High Point Open Junior Working Cow Horse for 2011, earned 36.5 points plus a Register of Merit in Open Performance. Bettin Yer Smart has been among an honored few to be named a NRCHA Supreme Working Cow Horse.
His training and showing was under Justin Lawrence, Alzada, Montana. “This horse has more trainability and try than any other day in and day out,” says Lawrence. He chose to compete on Bettin Yer Smart in three of his invitations to the World’s Best Horseman. Lawrence and his wife, Kelcie, purchased the eye-catching roan stallion as a yearling. He was bought soon afterward by Long Pines Land and Livestock, one of the first in a four-state area to seriously enter reined cow horse competitively.
Long Pine’s horse program is the result of the vision of Deb Brown and Larry Licking, a husband and wife team. Deb is addicted to working cow horses and Larry loves the speed and fast footwork of barrel horses. Bettin Yer Smart fits both.
During his show career, this versatile stallion was a handy ranch horse, used to dragging calves at brandings and long days of wet saddle blankets. He was promised a home on the range of northwestern South Dakota/southern Montana and he became a range stallion in 2015.
The Long Pines broodmares are cow, cutting and speed bred, and Bettin Yer Smart’s 2016 foal crop is proving he crosses well on them all. Instead of standing him to outside mares immediately, Long Pines asked Bettin Yer Smart to prove himself as a sire.
“He stamps his offspring with strong, correct conformations, good looks, great minds and athleticism,” says Deb. “Bettin Yer Smart has so many qualities that we want in all our Long Pines horses. His foals should increase the popularity of reined cow horses as all-around equine athletes,” concludes Deb.
He was bred to four mares his first year. Of these 2016 foals, two are making their mark already in cow horse competition. Smart Vaca Reina is the 2020 SDRCHA Road to Texas 2019 Limited Open Hackamore Champion. Smokin the Jay is the 2020 CRCHA Drought Buster Intermediate Open Hackamore Champion. Betting Limits is making an excellent all-around horse on the ranch. BetMyBrakes R Smokin is in reining training for owners Teri and Tina Nisler.