Meet The Blue Sky Sage HorsesBobbi2020-06-17T02:24:37+00:00
The Horses of Blue Sky Sage
For years, Blue Sky Sage has practiced and promoted a “native horse” philosophy, which is used continuously in our year ’round Horse operation. It provides a safe and effective environment for both humans and horses. This philosophy is a blending of the horsemanship methods of Ray Hunt and Buck Brannaman, as well as a good sprinkling of open range practices that we have developed and integrated into the riding program. This style of horsemanship creates a well-mannered, safe, willing and enjoyable trail horse and a willing and effective human riding partner. For mental preparation, we recommend you read any books by Ray Hunt, Tom and Bill Dorrance or Buck Brannaman.
Our saddle remuda is composed of Western-type horses. This includes ranch-type Quarter Horses, Quarter/Draft cross, ranch-type Paints, and a few mustangs. These horses are gentle, sound, intelligent and are not the stereotypical “dude horse.” They are all well-suited to the faster paced riding in rough country that our experienced riders engage in, yet quiet and gentle for the less vigorous pace appropriate for novice and intermediate skill level riders. There are no gaited horses used in this operation, as gaited horses are not commonly considered a Western-type horse.
In memory of our sweet Prairie Rose, 2001-2018
The “million dollar horse” that anyone could ride, that never had an injury or a wound, and gave so many people so much joy and freedom of spirit. We will miss her.
Curious is a a very well-adjusted gelding with a soft feel and handle that came from someone who knew what they were doing when they started him. I rode him steadily in 2019, and he may step up as an assistant wrangler and advanced rider horse in 2020.
Jameson is Bobbi’s BLM mustang gelding. He was well-started under saddle by J&A Horsemanship in Colorado, spent the summer of 2019 as a cowboy horse in eastern Wyoming, and participated in a Buck Brannaman clinic in Sheridan, Wyoming in May of 2020 with Bobbi. This is his year to step up as my second solid horse on the rides, and I’m looking forward to that long, swinging lope!
What a sweet gelding Chad selected for Emily to start out on as assistant wrangler this season! Little Man has spent the last couple seasons as a wrangle horse in a hourly trail ride operation, and has a very friendly and quiet way. We are looking forward to his successful integration into the Blue Sky Sage program in 2020.