We were introduced to Gary (and Kerri) Marsolais by Roy Ionson, when we were talking about some further training for Bob’s horse, Duchess. As we already had her on the trailer, Roy suggested we just ‘head on over’… and we’ve never looked back! Gary put a month of training on her, enjoyed her thoroughly and gave Bob a ‘new’ horse. I had never ridden Duchess until that time, as I had been warned against it. That has all changed, she’s a gem to ride and our neighbour boys came over and rode her all summer.
Then there’s my new horse “Stormy”. I bought her from Gary and as I am a timid rider he assured me that if I would trust her, she will (and does) trust me explicitly. She was born on Gary’s farm and had three years reining training on her when I bought her. To say she is a delight would be an understatement. My face book friends are probably sighing reading this, because I continually talk about her.
I continue to take lessons from Gary and Kerri even though it’s a bit far to drive, because it is so worth it! I’ve learned so much about horses. I don’t only trust Stormy, but also Gary and Kerri’s knowledge and expertise. This is going to be a year of training for Storm and me as she begins barrels. Very excited for what the future holds for this little mare and I.
Meet Dallas and Monica
We were very fortunate to have this special gelding come and spend some time with us....while he was only with us for 6 weeks, we saw great improvement. Here is a note we received from Monica after Dallas went home.
A bit of a smile for you and Gary tonight. Dallas has only been back for 2 days and I already have an incredibly proud moment to share with you both. At the end of our ride tonight I was just sitting on him and letting him rest in the middle of the arena. There were 2 other horses being worked - one being a pony who had just recently been backed. Out of nowhere, the little guy bolted in a squealing fit and came at us like a bowling ball. Dallas didnt even flinch. Let me tell you, if that would've happened a few months ago he probably would've died of a heart attack just having these other horses work around him, let alone baving a round, fluffy bowling ball crash into him. You guys were absolutely and 100% right. If I treat him like an old pro who has been there and seen it all, he lives up to and past every expectation. So thank you both again! I could't be happier with my newly polished horse. Monica"