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.