Thursday, December 31, 2009

Clinic - January 23, 2010

Happy New Year Everyone! We have our first clinic arranged for January 23, 2010 from 9am - 5pm. (Snow date of February 13,2010)

Gary will be taking a maximum of 5 horse/rider combinations and working with them on an individual basis. Each horse will be ridden by Gary and assessed as well as the rider receiving individual instruction. Along with learning from your session you will be able to watch and learn from every horse & rider. Regardless of breed or discipline, all are welcome. Gary has experience and success in several disciplines and would be happy to help everyone.

Your horse will be provided with a large box stall, fresh shavings, hay & water for the day. We will also provide a hot lunch, tea & coffee and snacks. Bring your horse, tack and a friend for a day of education and friendship. Give your horse a great tune up and jump on spring riding. Gary will teach you exercises to work on at home to help you build your desired relationship with your horse.

Fee: $110.00 per horse/rider combination (this includes a pass for one friend)
Please note a deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Call 519-794-4715 or email

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We would like to wish all of our clients and friends a very Merry Christmas and all the best of health and happiness in 2010. This past year has been a very busy year and we are heading into Christmas with a full barn and lots of horses to train....We have met many wonderful new clients and their horses as well as welcomed back existing clients.

Thank you to all of you.

Gary, Kerri, Jenna & Kendra

Friday, November 27, 2009

Written By Gary

Today's blog has been written by Gary. It is something that he feels very strongly about. While this blog may offend some, please understand that is not the purpose. The purpose is to educate.

This past year a lot of horses have come through our barn. Some young that needed to be started, others that just needed a refresher and some that needed finishing. I also had a few come through that needed to be started again because their owner's had attempted to do this on their own.

While I can understand the desire to start your own horse and feel that accomplishment is yours and yours alone...I need to stress the level of danger here. The videos and books made available today make training sound very easy. They were put together by some great marketing companies and all involved have made a lot of money off of them. However, from experience and the horses that have come through, I can tell you IT DOESN'T WORK. If it did work, you would see the top showmen using these methods. Tell me, how many trainers at the shows do you see using these methods? I'm not talking your local fair, I'm talking the big ones. Riding horses is a dangerous sport. We all know that and hear of riders being injured on a regular basis. So when riding, ride smart.

My question to you is this....Why gamble with the starting/training of a horse based on gimmicks & great marketing? The first rides on a horse are the rides that stay with them. When you climb on their back, their knee jerk reaction is that initial memory. I have had horses come through that have been scared to death of accepting a rider because of that initial experience. Let me tell you, while I am good at fixing problems, I can not erase that memory from the horses' mind. What I can do is make the training process a relaxed process for them and give them a good experience. I can teach you, the rider, how to "manage" the problem. These issues can stay with the horse for a short time or long time. There are a lot of variables involved from the temperment of the horse to the confidence and experience of the rider. The methods and tools I send you home with, are the same ones I send my daughters out to ride with. They are tried and true.

My training program is based on experience and that experience demonstrates success. We are not "yahoos" here, I take my job very seriously. The training I put on a horse can be undone by the inexperienced rider who chooses to ignore the methods taught. Unlike most trainers I have included a special time for the horse owner/rider to come and ride with me. This time is dedicated to insuring they have the tools to take their horse home and continue riding and enjoying their horse.

These methods are the methods I have used during the horse's time with me and I have had success. I share them with you so that you too will have the same success.

I have won a lot of awards from the race track to the show pen. In order for me to be successful I have pretty much tried it all. I know what works and what doesn't work. This is why you have brought your horse to me.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009


We would like to welcome Brando and Rising Star Sport Horses to our barn. Brando is currently in training with Gary. Please check back for pictures and his progress as Brando is for sale.

Gift Emporium

We are now accepting orders for items in our gift emporium. Check out our website for items that are available. If you don't see it, please contact us as there are many items that are available to us.....go the the gift emporium page.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Welcome "Be Aechs Peppy"

I would like to welcome to our barn Be Aechs Peppy...."Archie" is joining us for the 2010 show year. Archie has been in the show pen and done very well for his owner. We are looking forward to showing him next year!

Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

ORHA Grand Finale at Blacks

Well the show season has ended and it was a success! Gary and ML Shine My Checks finished out the year in 4th for Green Horse....This was Checks first year showing and he missed approximately 4 shows this year....What a great job by both horse and rider. We received many compliments on the hard work and dedication that this pair demonstrated over the summer months.

Genuine Oso and I ended our show season early at Fletcher's Horse World....with having missed several shows over the summer due to prior commitments, we still were able to finish in the top 10! Considering Genuine Oso has been in retirement for 7, yes that's right, 7 years! and it was my first year in reining, we made an outstanding team. Genuine Oso has the ability to touch my heart...he was so good for me...However, he is back in retirement and enjoying trail rides and the life he had become used to....

It was a great year and we look forward to next show seems so far away, but there is a lot of work to do. Gary is bringing along our 2 year old and getting our yearling ready to go into training in her 2 year old year....

We will still keep blogging any updates and announcements and we hope everyone has a happy and safe winter...burrrr

Thursday, September 17, 2009

ORHA London Fair

We have just returned from the London Fair where the OBBO Futurity Show was held. It was a very busy few days. Harvey and Molly Stevens did an incredible job putting this show together.

Without sounding like a broken record, I do have to take this opportunity to congratulate ML Shine My Checks and owners, Mane Lane Quarter Horses. "Checks" arrived at the show with a very competitive attitude. Despite all the noise and commotion that is typically associated with large fairs, Checks was all business. At the end of this season Checks will be returning home to stand at stud to inside mares.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


It has been a very busy summer and it has flown by. We have finished our new outdoor sand ring (100' x 200') and we will continue to make more upgrades to the property. We have had a lot of horses through this year and met many new clients. We wish everyone continued success and hope you will keep in touch. Keep in mind Gary will do private sessions for $60.00 if you find you are in need of some extra help.

We are now booked until November 1, 2009. If you would like to book your horse in for November or December please contact us and submit a deposit to reserve your space. Keep in mind, due to increase in operating costs, our prices will go up to $800.00 per month effective January 1, 2010. If you are interested in booking your horse for showing purposes, please contact us as rates are separate.

Have a great long weekend.

Kerri, Gary, Jenna & Kendra

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Genuine Oso

Kerri and Dunnie showed they were serious competitors this past weekend at the ORHA show held at Blacks Equestrian Centre....

Gary has been working hard with Dunnie and with Kerri and the results are starting to show....the pair posted their best score yet with a 60!

Next show is Fletcher's Horse World!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


We had a great turnout on the weekend for our clinic and met some nice people & horses. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that came out and we hope you all went home with some new information that will help you and your horse move forward.

Gary will be having a clinic in the fall for all of you who like to work cattle from horseback. Please keep checking our blog for a date. It will be a 2 day clinic and Gary will be bringing in cattle for this particular clinic. There will be a maximum of 5 horse/rider combinations. If this is a clinic you would be interested in, please contact us and reserve your spot today.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Gary will be answering questions through our blog! If you have any questions pertaining to breeding, training or buying your next horse feel free to email your question to or post it on our blog. Gary will answer your questions and post the answers on our blog.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

One Spot Left!

Our clinic for July 26 has filled up very fast! We have only one spot left so if it's something you are considering please call and reserve now....519-794-4715. Remember all ages, breeds & disciplines are welcome!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Welcome everyone to our new blog! Here you will find all of our recent news and updates. Please check back often and feel free to post your own comments.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Clinic - July 26, 2009

We would like to invite you to our next clinic on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 9 am - 4 pm. Bring your horse and Gary will be more than happy to help you build a stronger relationship regardless of your discipline.

Maximum 5 horse/rider combinations. Fee: $75.00 (lunch will be provided)

Book soon and don't miss your opporunity to enjoy a fun day at G & K Training Centre.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thank you!

Gary and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of the new clients we have had over the past few months. The place has been hopping! We want to thank all of you that have given us glowing reccommendations to your friends.

Gary has built his reputation on his hard work and dedication to horses. His training program and work ethic have sent many horses onto rewarding careers.

Our 2010 show season only has one opening left so if you are considering the show ring for your horse, please contact us for more information.

Keep sending those emails and pictures and we enjoy hearing from all of our clients.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's a Girl!

Welcome Etoile! Jacinth finally had her foal this morning at 8:30 am...Congratulations Katie!

Welcome to our new Blog

Gary and I would like to welcome you to our new blog. Our old blog will be closing down in early July. Please keep checking this site for news and updates from G & K Training Centre.