Here is one smooth operator! From the time we put the first ride on Popcorn as a 2 year old, we knew he was something special and he's proven it to us every year since.
Willing, inquisitive, athletic and intelligent make him easy to love. You can't ignore his caring disposition or the amount of try he gives you-he wants nothing more than to please his people.
His natural low headset immediately sets him apart from anything we've ever had! It makes everything so easy! From roping in the branding pen, riding out in the pasture, or showing in a crowded arena, Popcorn has that extra something that makes him hard to beat! He stays responsive and polite, no matter if you rode him yesterday or months ago.
I've thanked Popcorn many times for keeping me out of a wreck in the branding pen. He knows where to be, what to avoid and how to handle himself in all the commotion. I am not a good roper, but he holds no judgement and gives me an honest shot and makes it fun!
Same is true for team roping. I can back him in the head box where he leaves smooth, rates off and lets me take a shot every time. If I miss too many and my husband wants a guaranteed corner, I'll put the loop on in the chute and he waits until I'm ready to go left. And just like that, Popcorn saves our marriage!
He has seen real ranch work and knows how to conserve himself for the big days. Checking fence, doctoring calves, opening gates, sorting and gathering, it's no stranger to him. He's capable of getting the job done and appreciates the new adventures. Up the mountain trails, through the rivers or over the timber, he always knows where his feet are.
Popcorn is used to all kinds of craziness: bawling calves, mad mama cows, irritated bulls, heavy machinery, tarps, balls, dogs, kids riding bikes, jumping rope, zipping by on scooters or tearing about on 4 wheelers; he's accustomed to all the things a family does on a daily basis.
Ride him Western, English, bareback or bridle less, you will have fun doing it guaranteed! Clippers, baths, vaccinations, deworming, shoeing, doesn't matter, Popcorn is a perfect gentleman for all of it.
We know we will miss Popcorn greatly, but we trust he'll go to his forever home. A barn favorite for sure, this sleek guy will be happy to be your next top horse. He has straight, clean legs and is correct in every way, no soundness issues or bad habits. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, there's nothing we can't answer about him.