D. “Reride” Smith
Daniel “Reride” Smith, born and raised on the California/Oregon border, grew up loving the outdoors, enjoying fishing, hunting, camping and his adoration for animals, good food, family and the value of a faithful dog and sturdy horse.
Dan enlisted into the U.S. Army during his senior year of high school, and following graduation was shipped to Missouri to begin training. After six years as an Airborne Ranger at Ft. Bragg North Carolina, he served in Missouri, North Carolina and Georgia to include a few exotic locations.
Post Army, Dan pursued a career in rodeo, earning three circuit championships, in saddle bronc riding. During this time, he earned the nick name “Reride” and it has stuck with him to this day.
In 1996, “Reride” moved west to Idaho, and built his horse and cattle ranch (High Desert Horses). Reride performed horseback cowboy poetry shows, as well as stage performances, enticed his desire for camera and film.
Recently in 2015 was hired as a Professional Wrangler alongside cast and crew of the Sony Pictures production of “Underground”, where “Reride” was recognized for his abilities and asked to perform many stunts in the four months of production, and was cast into the show as an actor.
Reride was then called upon as a Professional Wrangler for a full feature production “The Tale”, directed by Jennifer Fox, assisting cast Laura Dern, and other actors both adult and adolescent, training them to safely ride horses throughout their part in the filming.
Daniel “Reride” Smith brings high energy, professional “can do” personality to any project. It has been said that “Reride” carries the mannerism of Robert Duvall, with the voice of Sam Elliot. Reride’s life experiences, coupled with his diverse knowledge and love of animals, has profoundly enhanced his abilities and he continues to seek new and exciting opportunities that he can share with others, just doing the things he loves to do, with unstoppable enthusiasm.