This classy, athletic gelding is by Long Pines' NRCHA champion, Bettin Yer Smart, out of Sterling’s high school cutting mare Smokin Hickory Girl. Yer Brakes R Smokin's pedigree is literally the “Who’s Who” of cow horses: Smart Little Lena, Peptoboonsmal, Bet Yer Blue Boons, Freckles Playboy, Peppy San Badger, Docs' Hickory and Doc O’Lena.
Ernie developed a deep stop, crisp and clean lead transitions, and nice spins. His style of moving is fluid and he definitely is a smart horse. We think he has a lot of potential as an all-around horse, including heeling, tie-down and roping. Like all our horses, he's been ranched on, too.
"Ernie" is the younger full brother to our Smokin The Jay, who is a versatility and reined cow horse standout with earnings in NRCHA, AQHA and Ranching Heritage. Ernie was started by the great team at Justin Lawrence Cow Horses, making steady, solid progress. We want our horses to have longevity so don't push them for the demands of 3-year-old futurities. With the lack of competitions in 2020, it was an off-year to get the typical travel seasoning underway.