The horses you see on this page are fast, reliable, and versatile. Whether it's laying down smoking patterns or cutting cattle, these mares are great examples of the kind of stock we ride.
TF boons driftwood (Gypsy)
Gypsy is an 8-year-old mare rode by Tristan Travis. She is out of JR Driftwood Ima by JR Boon Four. Gypsy is one of the few horses that came from Smoky. Gypsy is a hard-working mare with a solid build and incredible athletic ability. When the guys need a roping horse, Gypsy is often one of the first picks. Her strength and work ethic are what makes her one of the most valuable horses on our ranch.
tf mandys boon bar (lacey)
Lacey is an 8-year-old mare out of Senecas Smarty Mandy and also by JR Boon Four (Smoky), making her and Gypsy half-sisters. Her rider, Maddie Travis, loves this horse's energy and cow-sense. Lacey is a fast-moving mare that loves a good task. When working cattle, Lacey will nudge young calves along with a gentle nip, but will also turn on a dime to cut off a uncooperative cow. This combination of speed and intelligence is very common of horses raised on our ranch.
tf claytons mesquite (crystal)
Crystal is a 5-year-old mare rode by Connor Travis. She is out of TF Senecas Mesquite by Claytons Blue Train. In 2020, Connor and Crystal won the Travis Quarter Horses Futurity contest. This contest is between 4-year-old horses raised or bred by Travis Quarter Horses. Crystal took to shooting relatively easily, and Connor is excited about his anticipated future success on this mare. Crystal also is a stout mare that shines when working cattle. Like Gypsy, she is a first-pick when it comes to roping difficult cows. This horse is incredible already, but we are excited to see what she accomplishes in her future.
tf sandy valentine (Sandy)
Sandy is a 6-year-old mare rode by 12-year-old Veronica Lents. She is out of Claytons Can Can by CJ Driftin Hancock. When Veronica's mom, Mallory, started this horse out, she knew Sandy would be something special. Mallory trusted Sandy enough to let her daughter ride her once, and the rest is history. Sandy has one of the best minds out of all the 6-year-olds on our farm. She aims to please, striving to do whatever her rider asks of her.
tf janies valentine (sugar)
Sugar is a 5-year-old mare rode by Josie Travis. She is out of Jackpots Janie by He Is All Valentine. Josie has put in countless hours on this horse during the riding lessons she offers in the summer, and it shows! Whether it's mounted shooting, horse lessons, or working cattle, Josie and Sugar are the definition of "the perfect team." Sugar is athletic and intelligent, making her one of the best 5-year-olds on our ranch.
Daisy is a 5-year-old mare out of a grademare (Dutchess) and by CJ Driftin Hancock. She is rode by Kaden Bolton (Josie Travis' fiance), and we cannot express how great of a job Kaden has done breaking this horse. Daisy was relatively easy to break, and is as fast as a rocket. Kaden put in countless hours to make her the horse she is today. Just last year, he started shooting off of her, and she has won him a few competitions in that short time. We cannot wait to watch Kaden and Daisy in the coming years.
jr lucky two (pepper)
Pepper is, perhaps, one of the most patient mares on our farm. She is out of JR Driftwood Paula by Lucky Goldwood. This 10-year-old mare is rode by 7-year-old cowboy, Travis Lents. Jamie pulled this mare out of the brood mare bunch when she was 8, and had a shooting friend ride her for 30 days. After finding how handy and patient she was once he got her back, Jamie gave Pepper to his nephew, Travis. Pepper does whatever Travis says, including being calm & collected when this little cowboy does some trick riding (above picture), or running fast after the cattle with his big cousins. We pride ourselves in horses like these that are well-rounded and suitable for any age.
Cola is an 22-year-old mare ridden by Tristan Travis' fiancee, Allivea Skarda. Cola's had many riders before Allivea, and has delivered for each of them. This small horse can wrap a barrel like it's nobody's business, and has won her various riders large checks in the barrel racing circuit. Allivea started shooting with us in 2020, and when she needed something a bit faster than her previous horse, we knew Cola was the perfect fit. Hope Henderson was her most recent rider, and was happy to let Allivea use her horse. Cola is one of the sweetest horses on our farm, and we are so blessed to have her.
Clint Travis raised this 6-year-old mare, Polly. She is out of our only grade mare (Lilly) by CJ Driftin Hancock. Clint quickly learned how handy Polly was working cattle and in cowboy mounted shooting. But when his nephew - Gavin Bolton - needed a horse, Clint was quick to give up his young horse. Polly turned out to be just what Gavin needed. This mare turned into a perfect partner for Gavin. Whether he's competing at the county fair or in cowboy mounted shooting, this mare's long smooth stride always puts up a fast time.
perks powderface (dally)
This firecracker is a 13-year-old mare named Dally. She is out of Leos Powderface by Flash One. Clint Travis rides her, and typically smokes his competition in Cowboy Mounted Shooting events. Dally is an energetic, extremely fast horse. She not only speeds past her competition, but can flip the switch and work with cattle when needed. Clint raised Dally and has put in the work to make her an excellent, well-rounded horse.
Dreamin' is a 5-year-old mare rode by Mandy Henderson, a cousin to the Travis'. Dreamin' is the perfect combination of speed and sound mind. She can accommodate Mandy when she rides her, but can also listen and do what Mandy's 12-year-old daughter, Hope, commands her to do. Dreamin' is going to be a force to be reckoned with. Like many other horses raised on our farm, this mare is well-rounded and good-mannered. She can do it all!
tigress skip (honey)
Honey is a 21-year-old mare out of Tigressaflame by JF Skips Sandman - making her and Peaches full sisters. Honey has had many riders, but her current rider is Caleb Travis. Caleb has Down Sydrome, and his Dad, Clint, doesn't trust Caleb to ride just any horse. That's what makes Honey special. Honey is reliable, patient, and good-minded, making her the perfect horse for Caleb. This cowboy loves to ride "My Honey" and she is another very valuable horse on our ranch.
gees last lot (jessie)
Jessie is a 19-year-old mare out of Gees Last by Alotofote, and rode by our smallest cowboy, Kenny Lents. Jessie is a reliable, patient mare who Cowboy Kenny loves to claim as his own. Many of our kids rode Jessie when they were first starting out, and she's taken care of every one of them. This mare is one of those horses that anyone can ride, and we are so fortunate to have her on our farm.
stardust aflame (peaches)
Peaches is a 23-year-old mare who Connor Travis rode for years. She is out of Tigressaflame by JF Skips Sandman. When neighbor and extraordinary horse trainer, Jack Quee, even slightly mentioned selling Peaches and her full sister, Honey, Clint and Jamie knew they couldn't pass it up. Peaches and Connor are a team we'll remember forever. Connor started riding Peaches when he started shooting, and has won many competitions, including winning the title of World Champion Eliminator in 2016. In 2021, Maddie Travis' fiance - Gavin Gillam - started showing interest in shooting. Even though she had been retired for a year, Connor was quick to offer Peaches for him to get started on. They've seen great success so far, and are quickly moving up in the shooting world. Peaches is a solid, sassy mare that, even at 23-years-old, loves to run. She is truly a one-of-a-kind mare that we are so blessed to have.
rey black buck (trix)
Trix is a 17-year-old mare out of Rosalie Globar by Rey Jack Buck rode by Ally Lents. Trix is a patient, cooperative mare that has truly given Ally the confidence she needed in her riding. Ally's wish is Trix's command. This sweet mare is reliable enough to put any kid on her, but will also deliver to any adult who asks to go a bit faster. Trix is another horse that is so valuable on our farm.