Gin Blossom

Gin Blossom “Odessa” was added to the ranch in August of 2022, as a long yearling. Odessa has an A+ personality and is very easy to work with. Odessa is GORGEOUS and her pedigree is worth a look! Smart Delta (LTE $7k+ o/o daughter of Delta Flyer), and Quarter Horse cutting legends Smart Little Lena (LTE $577k+), Playgun (LTE $186k, ROM in cutting) and Tanqurey Gin (LTE $15k+) all appear on her papers. Just off: High Brow Cat, Delta Flyer, Doc Olena, Docs Hickory, Smart Little Lena, Colonel Freckles and Peppy San Badger... this gal is descended from cutter royalty! She’ll be a terrific cross on many newer bloodlines, too.

Odessa has the personality and brains everyone wants in a prospect. She’s confident, calm and quiet, but will turn up the energy when asked. We believe she’s got what it takes to be a nice performance horse. She’s quickly becoming a favorite around the ranch and is fun to ride in both the arena and out on trails and pastures! She’s a very confident young horse who takes new things in stride and doesn’t startle at unfamiliar sights. She  wowed everyone that we trail rode with in the fall of 2023 (as a 2 year old). 

Odessa spent her first 8 months of training with Laubscher Performance Horses in Oklahoma, before transitioning closer to home with Luke Jones Performance Horses in Iowa. Our goal for Odessa is to finish her training and show her ourselves in the non-pro division.

 Working on spins with trainer Luke Jones

Cattle practice with trainer Luke Jones

Show record: currently in training at Luke Jones Performance Horses

Genetics: Ee, Aa, nd1/nd2, TO/n, negative for OLWS, HYPP, HERDA, GBED, PSSM1, MH and IMM.