Monday, October 19, 2015


We always hear stories about how owners are told their horse's have their number. We have seen examples of this....however, this doesn't mean this is always the case. Remember the saying, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.....this is true with horses too. We get several horses a year where someone has tried forcing issues with the horse....instead of just asking nicely and being patient, they get the spurs and whips out. Remember Sugar? A little sugar with Sugar went a long way. Sugar didn't want to leave the barn by push her hard, get after her, she's got your number.....well that didn't work. Doing it Gary's way, she goes down the trail by herself and quite comfortable when she knows she can trust her rider.

It's been awhile!!

It has been a few years since our last post....seems we get busy with our website and facebook page that we forget about this blog. A lot has changes in just a few short years. Lots of travelling to horseshows in the states as well as travelling with our horses and going on some great trail rides.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Merry Christmas

I cannot believe how fast this year has flown has been another busy year here at our farm. We were very excited to have Nella's first foal arrive! Dolly arrived while Jenna was on foal watch! She was thrilled to be the first to see Dolly. It was all over facebook for several days! We also are very excited to have Genuine Oso's first foal ready to start training. "Pippa" (Genuine Oso Triple) is a pretty palomino who is paid up into the OBBO Reining Futurity and if she's anything like her Dad, she will be very pretty to watch! We welcomed "Peanut" (Topdun Starlight) to our barn late last fall and his training has been coming along real well. Peanut has just an amazing temperment and he's such a natural at the reining manoeuvres. We can't forget everyone's favorite, Earl (One Slick Pepto). Earl has been with us since his 2 year old year. Earl was ready to show this year and made his debut at the OBBO. Earl is a very happy horse who loves his job and has mastered the turn around. Gary is known for his patience and, unlike other trainers, he doesn't believe in pounding on a horse and having him spin out of fear. He wants them to turn around with confidence and enjoy the turn around. Gary is always educating himself and learning new techniques to help improve his horses. This year he was very happy to work with Loris Epis and together, they helped Earl and his spin. It was great to hear Loris say that Earl was definitely an Open horse and a smart horse. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. We hope everyone takes the time to enjoy the holiday season and spend it with their family and friends. From our home to yours.....Merry Christmas!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Re-training the Race horse

The current horse market is being flooded with race horses that are going real cheap or free to good homes. Those are the fortunate ones. The unfortunate ones are being put down. Gary would like to make everyone aware that these horses can, in fact, be re-trained. With the right trainer and program you can give these beautiful animals a new lease on life. If you have the opportunity to re home one of these race horses and not sure what to do, please feel free to contact Gary. He can answer questions and help you determine if this is the right decision for you. Gary has spent over 30 years working with race horses and has, on many occasions, re-trained them for various disciplines. Give him a call or email with any questions. (519) 794-4715 or email

Friday, August 3, 2012

Ontario Quarter Horse Breeders Futurity Celebrates 50 years

I can remember when I was a young girl seeing boxes of letters sitting on our dining room table. Sundays were always days for my mom to make long distance calls and weekends were the times when my parents would drive around Ontario seeking out Quarter Horse owners to talk about the Ontario Quarter Horse Breeders Futurity. This was they way it was done back then...there was no internet, emails etc. You did it the hard way. This year marks the 50th Anniversary for the OQHBF and it brought out a lot of fond memories and discussion between my parents, George and Barb Coverdale, Gary and myself. My dad, Doug Morden, was Chairman from 1966 - 1971. It was these early years when the Quarter Horse was new to Ontario. The weanling class was part of the futurity because there really weren't many horses older than that....what a long way the Quarter horse has come in Ontario. While talking about these early years and the long hours they put in they also shared the determination they all had to make this show a success and to create a market for the Ontario Quarter Horse. We have gone from there being only a few Quarter Horses in Ontario to this breed being very popular in Ontario. Almost everywhere you go you will find a Quarter Horse. Congratulations to the OQHBF and a very Happy 50th Anniversary!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fun Night Wednesday August 1, 2012

We would like to thank everyone that has come out to our fun nights so far. They have been a lot of fun with a lot of very nice people. Our next fun night will follow the same format starting at 7 pm. Please have in mind something you would like to work on with your horse.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Next Fun Night - Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We have scheduled our next fun night for Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 7pm. Each horse and rider will have the opportunity to work with Gary on any area that they would like to either improve on or learn. It's a great evening of riding and afterwards a relaxing time enjoying some refreshments and snacks. Please call 519-794-4715 or email to reserve your spot. Space is limited.