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Smokey is a 2010 gelding rode by Jake Travis. He is out of Lacewoods Lacy Jo by Smooth Blue Boon. When he was younger, Smokey sired a few colts, but it was decided he would be a better gelding on our farm. Smokey has incredible cow sense, but also a very sound mind. Jake can run a smoking pattern on him one minute, and the next, his younger brother with Down Syndrome will hop on and take him for a slow, clean run through the same pattern. Smokey is the perfect example of the kinds of horses we raise here at Travis Quarter Horses.
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Skipper is a 1999 gelding out of Miss Van Lucky by One Impressive Beau, previously rode by Luke Travis. Before Bruce bought Skipper, he was a phenomenal shooting horse that won Neal Spoden multiple world titles, including one for Bruce, and this horse only has one eye! When Luke needed a solid shooting horse, Bruce was quick to give up Skipper, and the rest is history. Luke and Skipper have been a great team in the past several years, and even though Luke has moved on to a younger horse this year, this one-of-a-kind horse has been a great asset to riders needing a little more experience. He is reliable and an incredible asset to our family.
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Lane Travis is the primary rider for this 2011 gelding, who is out of Claytons Can Can by Fairefax Jay. When Lane's dad, Adam, started riding Hunky, he was impressed by his willing-to-please attitude, but also by his work ethic and speed. He thought Lane and Hunky would be a good pair, and boy was he right! Hunky is a powerful gelding that puts forth 100% effort at all times. He is perhaps the fastest horse on our farm, but is willing to slow down when needed. We are excited to watch Lane and Hunky grow up and can't wait to see their future together.
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Cash is a 2017 gelding out of Easter Blue Sue by Flash One, with 19% Dash for Cash and 17% King. He is rode by Luke Travis. We kept this horse back as a stallion for a few years and in those years, he sired a few colts that we are excited to watch grow. He is now a gelding, and is making a wicked-fast shooting horse for Luke. Even though he's blind in one eye Cash does not spook at the shots, and can easily maneuver through any pattern, which is a great combination for our sport. Luke and Cash are making a great team, and we can't wait to watch them grow together.
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Rowdy is a 2015 gelding rode by Kristi Travis. He is out of Senecas Smarty Mandy by CJ Driftin Hancock. This powerhouse gelding may be the calmest 6-year-old on our farm. Whether it's working cattle or running fast patterns, this horse can do it all. Adam, Kristi's Dad, started this horse a few years ago and actually won a saddle as the overall shooter at the Nebraska State Fair in 2019. He was impressed at how cooperative, calm, and fast he was, and when Kristi needed a horse, Adam knew exactly which one he wanted to give her. This young pair is going to be fun to watch as they grow, and we can't wait to see where they end up.
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King is a 2014 gelding out of Bubbas Sister by JR Boon Four, rode by Curt Travis. King is another example of the quality of horses we look for here at Travis Quarter Horses. He will respond to an adult, but will also take care of a young rider. When Curt isn't using King for cattle work, he can be found training for barrels with Chelsea or trail riding with one of Curt's daughters - Chanelle and Stella. He is a patient horse that is willing to please, making him a great asset to our family.
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Milo is a 2009 gelding out of Tiny Bang Boom by Flash One. Mallory Lents (Bruce's daughter) is his primary rider, and this team is a force to be reckoned with. With speed from Flash One, this gelding is one of the fastest animals on our farm. Mallory has won multiple Cowboy Mounted Shooting class wins with this horse, and her success is just starting. When not smoking through patterns, this versatile gelding can be found working cattle in the pasture.
Ruger is a 2017 grade gelding out of our only grademare, Lilly, and Flash One, making he and Bo (Jake Travis' current project) full brothers. He is rode by Clint Travis. Ruger is turning into a great ranch horse. He will get after any cow that needs it - just look at him in the above picture! He is responsive to whoever rides him and has been worked mostly with cattle, and Clint started shooting off of him this year, and together, they won the title of 2021 Travis Quarter Horses Futurity Champion. He is an great all-around horse and we can't wait to watch him grow!
Cowboy is a 1997 gelding, most recently rode by Kristi Travis. Cowboy is quite the horse. Not only did he provide the speed & agility for Adam Travis to move through the Cowboy Mounted Shooting classes crazy fast, he also has given Adam's daughter, Kristi, many mounted shooting wins and barrel racing buckles. He is a horse that just loves to run. Even in 2022, a few years after Kristi had retired him, she pulled him out of the pasture in a pinch when her current horse was injured. The pair acted like they never missed a beat. Cowboy is the horse that gave Kristi the confidence she needed to be come a phenomenal rider and shooter. He is one of a kind, and we are lucky to have him.
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Oakie is a 2008 gelding out of Bubas Hancock Oakie by Jr Goodwood. Tristan Travis started riding this patient gelding when Oakie was 4, and when he ran into navicular issues when he was 8, Oakie was given to the younger cousins. A year ago, Tristan's wife, Allivea Travis, showed interest in shooting and Tristan knew exactly which horse would be the perfect fit. Oakie strives to please and takes great care of any rider on his back. He and Allivea were a perfect fit, and even though he's semi-retired due to a navicular leg condition, we are sure thankful for the confidence he gave his previous riders.
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Quigley is a 2005 gelding out of Vanny Sugar by Mi Spirit Man. This powerhouse of a horse was ridden by Jamie Travis for many years, in which he became a level 5 shooter, thanks to this horse. When Clint's daughter and Jamie's niece, Grace Travis, needed a horse, Jamie was eager to share his horse with her. Since then, Grace and Quigley have become quite a team. She can do just about anything on this horse, including cattle work, barrel racing, and mounted shooting. Quigley is strong, fast, and intelligent, which is the combination we strive for here at Travis Quarter Horses.
Buck is a 2012 gelding out of JR Driftwood Ima and by Mesquitewood 2302, rode by Curt Travis. Buck is a calm, patient horse with a great mind. Curt often lets his daughters, Chanelle & Stella, ride Buck, and they get along very well. Curt uses this horse to work cattle on the family farm, his wife, Chelsea, is starting to barrel race with him, and Dave has started shooting off of him as well. We love horses like Buck that will respond to an adult, but also take care of an up-and-coming cowgirl.
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Charlie is a 1999 gelding out of Dingo Steping Lady by Zebra Step. Tyler Travis, Adam's youngest son, was his most recent rider. Before Tyler started riding him, Charlie was a great roping horse for his former owner. Charlie is a strong, well-mannered horse that would get out and move for Tyler when he asked. Tyler loved riding Charlie, because he knew this horse will do exactly what he asks. In 2022, Tyler needed a bit faster horse, and decided to dedicate Charlie to Rocking T Riding Lessons for the foreseeable future. Tyler's oldest sister, Josie, has used Charlie for many horse lessons with Riding T Riding Lessons, proving that this horse can be rode by anyone.