Bear Smith
Bear Smith

Horse Training

The program is designed to find the perfect match between rider and horse.  Bear Smith has a talent for selecting and training Longe Line Winners.

Bear Smith is a trainer and breeder who  specializes in versatility training to develop the full potential of the Paint Horse and the Youth/Amateur competitor.




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Welcome to BJ Ranch

Training – Showing – Breeding

BJ Ranch travels the US participating in Paint & Pinto Shows.  Bear Smith shows on the Professional Class and many Owners train and show at the Amateur classes.  BJ Ranch shows both English and Western events and has won multiple World Championships.

Bear’s passion is breeding and raising foals, she strives for excellence and the betterment of the Paint Horse breed.

Bear is available for private clinics and judging (open shows).


 “Sought out Bear Smith & BJ Ranch because of Bear’s love of horses and her passionate relationship with the horses she trains.”

Strawberry Foaley

Jacksonville, FL

“As a newcomer to the equine world, I feel that Bear is an incredible Trainer & Riding Coach. She has opened my eyes to all levels of horsemanship and equitation and I am very excited for my first season of shows!!

Lynn Waldrop

Atlanta, Ga

“Bear instills solid horsemanship skills in everyone she trains. She is a true horseman and wants her clients to build and understand the relationship with their horses… Bear has trained our entire family, from on the ground, to in the saddle and even in the stands… Bear is not just our trainer, she is family.”

The Graham Family

Eustis, FL

News and Events

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Show Highlights

Recent show highlights…

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Train to Win!

Bear Smith has produced DVDs on Longe Line and In Hand Trail Riding, featuring Bear’s expert techniques, backed by decades of experience.. and winning!