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Reference: Deb Davis
May 8th, 2006
Whom It May Concern:
Golden Gambler is a magnificent stallion. To watch him will take your
breath away. He is showy and exudes extreme confidence. His
conformation is excellent and he has a beautiful natural 4 beat
running walk and smooth rack, which gives his rider the ride of their
life. My husband captured the feeling by describing it as being on a
glider, floating effortlessly, with incredible smoothness.
Golden Gambler’s gentle willing disposition is remarkable. Young
children and novice riders can mount him, and he instinctively
recognizes his rider’s level of expertise and reacts accordingly in a
gentle manner. As my husband was riding him, Gambler seemed to
immediately tune into his lack of experience, interpreting cues from a
novice, while remaining very calm and relaxed. This in turn allowed
my husband to relax and stay safe. This is an exceptional quality and
a sign of rare intuitiveness.
Golden Gambler is the product of impressive bloodlines. His Sire, Blue
Gold, goes back to Roy Roger’s own “Trigger Jr.” (aka Allen’s Gold
Zephyr), and his dam is Cindy’s Image-GH, a granddaughter of Ebony
Masterpiece and Triple Threat. This combination has given Gambler the
versatility of the western working bloodlines (as demonstrated to us
by watching him herd cattle on his own farm), and the refinement and
way of going of the old-time eastern show lines. He is unusual for a
Walking Horse in that he doesn’t have any “Pride” (Pride of Midnight
H.F.) or “Pusher” (The Pusher C.G.) breeding.
Riding with Gambler on the trail is a delight. He is on the mark and
doesn’t miss a beat. He displays an amazing even temperament, riding
with his mares in heat, not taking a step out of line and acting as
their protector. On one trail ride, there was an instance when we
came upon an area where very vicious dogs, although contained, let
loose in a running frenzy up and down the owner’s fence line. While
the mares became very tense and on the verge of loosing it, Gambler
maintained a steady even pace, keeping the dogs very much in his
vision, but maintaining extreme calmness to set the model for his
herd. The mares began to relax, followed Gambler pass the dogs,
realizing that they could get through the situation without harm.
Gambler passes his excellent conformation, wonderful disposition and
temperament to his foals, making them absolutely gorgeous. We should
know, since we bought one of them just this spring, a handsome
buckskin colt, registered as Golden Gambler’s Lad WF, exhibiting all
the fine qualities of his sire. “Laddie”, as we call him, already
displays Gambler’s remarkable qualities: His gold coloring is
awesome, his head beautiful, and moving across the pasture with an
incredible 4 beat running walk. Laddie’s disposition is already very
sweet, gently nuzzling my husband’s head as he kneeled down beside
him. He exudes a sense of Gambler’s wonderful calmness, as he promptly
settled in for a long nap, right beside us, as we sat in the stall.
Golden Gambler watches over this handsome son, and protects him as
well as all of his foals. To watch him with them is amazing. He is
endearing with them, and like a true parent, while taking care and
protecting them, as well as their dam, he teaches them right from
wrong, in a concise tempered definitive manner. One of his sons was
very rough with his sister while they were playing in the pasture.
Gambler immediately separated them and began teaching him quite a
lesson. He flung the colt down on his side, stood over him, and
promptly put his hoof on him. Needless to say the colt has yet to
pick on his sister in a rough manner again.
think the most amazing inherent quality that I see in Gambler is his
intelligence and intuitiveness.
He immediately knows what you are thinking and what you want from
him. He gives it to please and at the same time having fun with you.
He knows what you are thinking, making it seem that you are “one” with
him. I should know since he joyfully posed for me as I took the many
photos to paint his portrait. He seemed to intuitively know my
intention, looking forward to the outcome.
me Golden Gambler is a remarkable creature to own, ride, work, sire,
and to share your time with. I therefore, respectfully request, that
you give Golden Gambler a very close look and you will find that this
beautiful stallion is exceptional.
Deborah M. Davis
Gambler's Golden Lad WF
2006 Buckskin Gelding
Golden Gambler x Winning Touch
Genotype: [E- A- N/Cr]