We purchased Smokin Hickory Girl as Sterling’s high school cutting mare and she became so much more! Smoke was a grand old mare and all-around talent, excelling in cutting, reining, cow horse, ranch horse and speed events. Her offspring are standouts in reined cow horse, roping and barrel racing. Smoke’s pedigree is full of show-stoppers. Smoke was sired by Mr Smoky Lena, a grandson of Doc O’Lena. Her dam, SR Hickory Lena (offspring earnings over $117,000) is by Doc's Hickory, whose offspring have won $18+ million.
Smoke advanced Sterling's horsemanship incredibly and also challenged him. She was special in the cutting pen and on the range but absolutely excelled as a broodmare. We retired her from the mare band when she was 23 or 24 and she became mentor to our weanlings and yearlings. She loved the Long Pines prairie and it is home to her forever.
One of her first foals for us, Smoke to Ashes, became an outstanding barrel horse. Smoke is the dam of our young cow horse, Smokin the Jay, and prospect, Yer Brakes R Smokin, both by Bettin Yer Smart.