Ringo front three quarter

TM Rawhide Ringo is this fancy buckskin’s name. He’s only a 3yr old but he’s BIG and gonna get bigger. Gentle nature, just like his sire TM Smoken Drifter. Big brother is TM Rawhide Rio another buckskin….see him on our Ranch and Rodeo horse page. BIG buckskin and like Ringo so pretty he hurts your eyes. Ringo is going to Clay Wright the great clinician to finish his training and get some polish. We will breed Ringo next year to a limited amount of outside mares.


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SOLD Snapped a few photos of our senior AQHA stallion TM Smoken Drifter. They don’t come any prettier or with a better temperament than Drifter. His colts are BIG…most well over 15 hands as 2 yr olds and they are pretty, cowy and gots lots of color. We may be offering Drifter for sale in the future as we have kept most of his daughters, have 3 FULL sisters and 1/2 sisters. He is special horse and sires the most beautiful heads imaginable. Phone or e-mail and we’ll talk about it. He is only 10 and has produced very well for us. We just don’t breed him much because nearly every broodmare is related to him. Drifter is N/N for the 5 panel. He does NOT have any of the problem bloodlines in his pedigree.

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Drifter front walking

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His name is TM Knightnwhitesatin (aka “FLASH”). He is PERLINO and he is BIG, balanced, gorgeous head, big boned, long beautiful neck, clean throat latch, big hip, and has a pedigree that will make you look twice. His temperament is AWESOME.  He is only a 2 yr old and stands 15.3 and growing like a weed. His sire is Wolf Creeks Joes Song by World Champion Mr Joes Song. FLASH dam is a 16.2, 1400lb buckskin mare by Black Weasel. We’re excited about breeding a few of our  mares in 2016. He is guaranteed to sire only buckskins and palominos.  We have started his training in earnest. This is BIG powerful and smart colt. He loves to look at cows. His first crop of colts due 2016. We are super excited.
 Here is FLASH’s pedigree:  FLASH 5 panel test is N/N for all the genetic diseases.





TM Rawhide Ringo a HUGE buttermilk buckskin stud colt by TM Smoken Drifter. Only 2yrs old and the tallest horse place. See his 3 yr old photos above. He just gotten bigger and better.Ringo right s coming up the draw 1 view







His name is Nothing Beats A Bud….we call him “Clancy”. He will be sorely missed as he was our senior AQHA stallion 23 years young. He is listed with the AQHA and APHA. We love his daughters. They are our best broodmares. His son TM Smoken Drifter has become an awesome sire himself. Sadly we lost Clancy July 31, 2014.  His daughters have become priceless. Clancy’s legacy will continue for many, many generations. We have sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, and now a great granddaughter. The last crop of his foals will be 2015 spring. We will only have 3. Thank You for looking and for all your kind words.



Blue Max

1993 APHA Black Overo Stallion. 


Throughout the history of the American paint horse there have been few stallions to leave their mark on the breed.  Blue Max is one of those stallions.  Siring multiple World and Reserve World Champions, Blue Max offspring have won 10,000+ points in 18 events with 131 Register of Merits, 45 Superiors, and 8 APHA Champions. (Can you name 18 different events? Talk about versatility.)  Blue Max is the All-Time Leading black and white APHA stallion.  His positive impact on the breed continues to be talked about on the Internet, at the shows, and at the barns around the world.   Blue Max was truly an extraordinary sire.

Become a special part of history with your own son or daughter of Blue Max. You can purchase an own son or daughter from our herd.  Worldwide shipment of BLUE MAX  foals and bred mares available soon. Blue Max was homozygous for the black gene.   Contact us by phone: (435) 896-4283 or e-mail:


MDP Maxwell Smart (call name: ‘Max’)
APHA # 454,828 1998 Black/white Overo Stallion    NEWSFLASH:  MAX frozen semen i will be approved and available for shipment to Canada, Australia, Brazil and South Africa beginning August 2014. Limited quantities to APPROVED mares. Please contact us via private message. We currently have agents in South Africa who will assist us in approving mares.  Thank You.

MDP Maxwell Smart (aka MAX) is an own grandson of the world reknown BLUE MAX.

We had our first foal crop in 2008 and they were fabulous. For this reason we purchased all the remaining straws of frozen semen from BLUE MAX.

For more information regarding frozen semen go to this page on our site.) We look forward to linebreeding for the ULTIMATE MAX.

Our Max is a wonderful stallion to ride, easy to be around, and great to handle. Max colts are easy on the eye, elegant, with great temperament to do any event.

He is perfect gentleman and knows he’s something special. His colts are too. His foals sell FAST. If you want one be sure to contact us. We currently have a waiting list.

MDP Maxwell Smart

Here’s his pedigree:

Max grazing in his paddock




 Nothing Beats a Bud (call name: ‘Clancy’)

AQHA#3023058 1991 Black stallion

Clancy is our senior stallion.  We have owned him since he was two yrs old. He was trained in reining and ready to compete as a 3-year-old when he was injured in an accident.

We have kept most of his daughters who are in our broodmare band.  Clancy has a gorgeous head, big hip, lots of cow and a temperament to die for. Clancy produces ELEGANCE on the big, soggy bodies mares. He passes on his beautiful head too.

His colts are so easy to train and fillies make great mothers.  We have been so impressed with his produce that we kept a son of his as a replacement stallion. Clancy is registered with the APHA and throws LOTS of color.

Nearly every colt has a dorsal strip and his beautiful head and wonderful temperament. Here’s the latest photos at 21 years of age. Clancy is still playing the paddock.



TM Smoken Drifter (call name: ‘Drifter’)
AQHA #5049568  2005 Bay/Rabicano Stallion (He has a dorsal stripe and produces it) 5 Panel test is N/N for al genetic disease.


Drifter will be our replacement for our senior stallion and his sire “Clancy.” His dam Susie Driftin Smoke is probably our best producer.

Susie is an own granddaughter of Mr. Gunsmoke, a granddaughter ofDoc Bar, Cutter Bill and King Fritz. Check out her pedigree:

All of these immortal stallions are right on her papers.  We have kept two of her daughters, one in our broodmare band has already produced an outstanding black stud colt by Max. Regarding Drifter our trainer remarked, “This is the kind of horse that makes a trainer look good. He will do anything I ask. He is very talented.”

Unfortunately Drifter was injured at 2 yrs old so his training career was cut short. But take a look at the photos of Drifter’s sire. With a gorgeous head and conformation, an uncompromising pedigree, and trainability, it’s hard to go wrong.

Drifter sired two buckskin stud colts already. They are really eyecatchers, easy to work with and beautiful to look at. Anyway you look at Drifter, he’s just pleasing to the eye.

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Here is a gallery of our stallions:

  • MDP Maxwell Smart (aka MAX) is the black/white paint stallion
  • TM Smoken Drifter (aka DRIFTER) is the bay quarter horse stallion
  • Nothing Beats A But (aka CLANCY) is the black quarter horse stallion (photos were taken at 20 yrs of age)