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Smokey Valley Horse ~ Darby

Posted on January 28, 2022 by Donna Spencer

Smokey Valley Horse ~ Darby is a black sabino 16.1 HH Gelding …. 14 years old

Darby is quite simply one of the finest gaited traveling horses we have ever seen at Smokey Valley Farm ….. and we have seen a lot of top horses here over the years!

Darby has been Dr Bob Colemans personal riding horse for more than 10 years. In addition to extensive trail riding in the rugged hill country of eastern Kentucky he has made a number of long distance treks west to locations such as Yellowstone Country, Arizona and Colorado.

Darby performs perfect racking gaits off a deep stride. His smooth gait speed range is from 5 mph to over 25 mph. He will perform these gaits at perfect comfort to his rider either barefoot or on simple keg shoes all around. He is the kind of horse you can break other competitors hearts with at a Saturday night horse show and lead the trail ride on Sunday morning.

Darby has perfect ground manners and willingly does everything a well trained horse is expected to do…… loads, bathes, clips, stops (immediately), backs, neck reins and side passes.

While perfectly mannered with no bad habits Darby is a riders horse …. he is forward, fast and a complete thrill to ride …… but if you are intimidated by a horse with a large motor he is not the horse for you!

Chances are that if you become the fortunate owner of this special horse you will not be unloading the second best horse anywhere you go!