Mountain Park, Oklahoma
Stud Fee: $1,500
Being married to a barrel racer means Josh Schley knew of the great sire Firewaterontherocks. They’d previously bought a nice colt from his owner, Robyn Herring, so in 2018 when she had an hours-old foal by him out of the same Packin Sixes-bred dam, Schley jumped on it.
SS GoldieRocks sports the short back and powerful hindquarters that helped Firewaterontherocks produce two NFR barrel horses and progeny that have earned $2.2 million. Still, Schley told his colt-starter to decide whether to geld the dark palomino. Now 4, the colt has had plenty of ranching done on him.
“Packin Sixes was known for his mind and athletic ability,” said Schley of the broodmare sire. “But, oh, this one’s mind. In July, he was 3 and was the safest horse we had for my 5-year-old daughter to take around the youth barrels at an amateur rodeo, and my other daughter rode him in the grand entry. To this day, he never acts like a stud. I’ve got him with five geldings, and he’s good even with a bred mare and filly across the fence.”
They plan to head on SS GoldieRocks at rope-horse futurities this year. His progeny will be eligible for Royal Crown and Riata Buckle futurities plus several barrel racing industry incentives.
“His big thing is he’s crazy-gentle,” Schley said. “I’m not afraid to haul him anywhere. I took him to NRS and nobody in the arena knew he was a stud.”
DAM: Bailey Packin Gold by Packin Sixes