Article from The Chronicle of the Horse
Behind The Stall Door With: Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon
Jan 7, 2019
His full name is Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon, but Jessica Jo Tate calls the 10-year-old Connemara gelding “Gideon,” “Giddy,” “Super Pony” or, on occasions he’s earned it, “Cheeky Pony.”
Gideon (Gun Smoke—Kynynmont Tara, Greystone McErill) has been in Tate’s string for four years. His owner and breeder Pam Lidell originally sent him to Tate with a handful of other horses. Tate, being 5’10”, didn’t expect to ride the 15.2 ½-hand Gideon, but once she did she fell in love, and the two have been a powerful duo ever since...