July 12, 2012
July 12, 2012
I'll text and let you know how the trail ride goes but I can already tell you it is going to be awesome!
Sent: Feb 19, 2011 7:53 PM
From: Doreen McGogy
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 9:03 PM
Thanks Brenda! You are one of a kind!
Some quick pic’s of the horses for you guys. Jamie and I have traded a few jobs. She takes care of max’s main and I will clean Georges hoofs for her.
May 22, 2010
Thank you so much Brenda, it really means a lot. After a year I finally
found someone who is genuinely trying to help me and its a great feeling.
Hello Miss Brenda,Carlissa was thrilled with you and Richland Ranch following tonights first lesson. We no sooner stepped outside your equine resort and she was saying, "THAT WAS SOOOOO AMAZING". Usually with Carlissa - visible enthusiasm for anything is hard pressed to find, often resulting in a shoulder shrug and followed up with a mumble of "itwazok" (it was ok), so big bonus points (and parental appreciation and grattitude) for you!!!!!! Now she wants us to move closer to you. Wow!!!!Thank you again,
Glad to hear you enjoyed our little mare. I told my daughter how much you liked her and how well she did for you, which made her feel very proud, considering she was told that her horse was not all that great. It is so pleasing to see my daughter back in the saddle and enjoying herself once more and gaining more confidence. We both are so fond of you and Saskia, it has been such a blessing moving to Richland Ranch. Thanks for all your help, encouragement and support. We always look forward to our lessons. See you Thursday, and happy riding.
Subject: update on Memphis and StormYeah, he is adorable, so much you want to just squeeze him to bits and eat him up.
Thank you for the lesson last night. Such great results! I was surprised and happy to see the softness in his eyes. I have not seen that since I purchased him. Its like I am getting the old Charlie back, the one that is mischievious and friendly. He really likes you. He had been pretty unhappy lately and I was not sure what to do with that. I need to become a leader with him and I am looking forward to you helping me get there.
I showed my husband and he was really impressed with the bridling, so was I. It is all so useful.
Brenda - have to tell you, you made a really good match with Cheryl and JJ!
Thanks a lot. I'm having a blast, your a great teacher.
Thanks Brenda, for selling me such a great horse.
you are an amazing person. I never thought I would ever run barrels, but
thanks to you I am. You never stopped believing in me, or my parents even
when I did, and you never allowed me to give up. You have shown me respect
and patience for horses and this has helped me in life too. I don't know
and probably never will know how you put up with all of us. Thankyou for
making my mom feel comfortable around horses and horse people. It means
the world to me that you never pushed her into scary situations. Thankyou
for making me the rider I am today. Thankyou for all the pushing, yelling,
smiling, hugging, tying, and helping! Thankyou for not killing Frisco and
Storm when they got into trouble when I was not there! Thankyou for showing
me that every ride is agood ride, even when the horse is bad. If you didn't
I would have gave up long ago! Thankyou for letting me show Pal. Thankyou
for letting me be a part of Richland Ranch. I am so honoured to be. I am
so honored that you are a part of my life. You are the best coach in the
world. I am so proud to own a horse bred by you, I am so proud of her.
You made us what we are today. I hope you are proud of yourself. Thankyou
for getting me this far. I plan to go much further with horses and I know
you'll be there every step of the way. You are more then a coach and
friend, you are family to me. My accomplishments are your accomplishments.
A big part of the effort that I put into every show is to make you proud. When I win I feel you win. And when you win I feel like I win. We are a team. When I get my awards you deserve to be there with me. You earned this honor as much as I did. You have worked way harder than I have.
is doing great. I have ridden him several times and have driven him twice – he was just like an
old pro. His gait is perfect for it – he has a very forward trot.
He is just as you said he would be with the other horses. Not much phases
the guy. We live in a village and he has been exposes to bicycles, semi
trucks, dirtbikes, dogs, tractors, etc and I haven’t seen him bat
Thanks so much for
your recommendation Brenda – I couldn’t
have found a better horse.
|First off I have to tell you that
your new addition is just beautiful. Thanks so much for the pictures!
Michelle is having a lot of fun with Pal. The weather is good and she has been riding him so much now it is nice. I even rode for a little yesterday. She brought him to town on Sunday and she had such a good time. I tell you he spooks at nothing. He has grown so attached to her. I was holding him in the yard while she ran into the house for a minute and he neighed the whole time and was pulling me to the door to see her. He is always so happy to see her. The bond is definitely there. He is such a good boy. They have so much fun together. She spent most of the day riding him in town and she was pretty sore by the end of the day.
How is Reiny doing. We still miss him a lot. Could you see if you could send a couple of pictures we would love to see a couple of pics of him.
The place that we board Pal was telling us the other day that she laughs at him when she goes to take them out of the area with the hay. She said that he goes and hides behind the other hay ring and then peeks around it at her. All she has to say is "Nice try Pal but I can still see you "and he walks out from behind the hay ring and walks out of the gate with her. They have fallen in love with him to and say he is the best horse they have ever had there.
Just thought I would let you know
I would just like to say thank you for matching my daughter up with the perfect horse for her. She has had so much fun the past few days. Pal is definitely the right horse for her. I have never seen her connect with a horse when riding as she connects with Pal. She is fully enjoying him. She is thrilled that she can go to the gate and call him and he comes right to her. She is so comfortable when riding him. It is such a difference having a horse that is matched to her. I want to thank you for everything you have done and are doing for us. You are always very quick at responding to our emails. Never think any question is a stupid question. You understand how hard it is for us to part with our horse. Just knowing that you will match him up with someone the way you matched Michelle up with Pal makes us feel better about selling him. Brenda you are a very special person who has a true gift for matching horses and people. I would recommend you to anyone without hesitation. If ever we were in need of another horse we would definitely make the drive to purchase the horse from you.
|I have to say that it felt really
good tonight to ride Chance, I have missed riding more than I actually
thought. I am very glad you worked with me and I look forward to next weekends
clinic and having more lessons. You have done fantastic things with him
and I am grateful. Thanks again.
Happy (but nervous) rider,
Brenda Gauthier and her wonderful staff at Richland Ranch are dream
makers! They opened up a whole new world of horses to a soon to be 55
year old woman who had dreamed since childhood about owning and riding
horses. I had achieved the owning bit being the owner of several Life-of-Riley
Norwegian Fjords and an Icelandic horse. Richland Ranch has helped me
to achieve the riding part.
have been associated with Richland Ranch for many years as a boarder,
horse-buyer and student,
and have found that their attention to detail and care for their horses
and pupils is to be recommended. If you want a relaxed atmosphere with
a great opportunity to advance, Richland Ranch is a great choice.
has been taking lessons at Richland Ranch for three years now. After
his first lesson,
Brenda didn't hold out much hope for him, as he had little confidence and
was a bit clumsy around horses as he never rode before. But because Graham
wanted to ride so badly and loved horses, we kept going for lessons and
under Brenda's careful guidance and her constant encouragement that he
would be good enough to compete at the CWHA horse shows, Graham began to
excel.Brenda worked with him every week and Graham just got better and
better. He connected with Brenda's horses and Brenda. We bought him his
own tack but to this day Brenda lets Graham use her horses at the shows
because she knows how important this to him. Graham has won ribbons at
every show, thanks to Brenda's excellent coaching skills. He even won Reserves
for his age category for three events (two Reserves in his first year of
competition). We both have made life long good friends at Richland Ranch
because of the great way Brenda runs her Ranch. She believes that good
people only make life better, and because of her kindness, there are a
lot of great people to get to know at Richland Ranch. I believe Brenda
has made Graham a very confident young man, who will always have a true
love for horses.
have known and had a business relationship with Brenda for several
years now. I was
to Brenda and Richland Ranch through a friend who took me on a trail
ride. I had wanted to start riding again and during the ride I asked
taking lessons. That fall I began taking lessons and I thoroughly enjoyed
it. I am not the most confident rider and Brenda new exactly how to maximize
my potential while keeping it enjoyable. Just because someone is a good
rider, it doesn’t mean they are a good teacher, Brenda is one of
the few people that exhibit both qualities. I reached the point where I
was ready to buy my own horse and I discussed it with Brenda. Over the
next several months I (we) considered several horses until we found the
one that I eventually bought and still own. For each of the horses I considered
Brenda would point out their positives, but she would also mention any
negatives. I boarded my horse at Brenda’s for about a year and continued
to take lessons. Eventually, I had to move to a different stable (only
because I live too far away) but I hauled him back for lessons last fall
and will do so again this summer. When I am ready to buy another horse
I will once again consult Brenda, she would never recommend a horse that
didn’t match a rider’s ability or interests.
have been dealing with Brenda at Richland Ranch for a number of years
now, buying and selling
horses, taking riding lessons and having her train horses for me. She
has always been very friendly and knowledgeable and goes out of her way
try and match horse and rider. She uses sensible and humane training
methods on the horses and is able to troubleshoot behaviour problems
as well. She
has always been honest with me and more than fair. I would highly recommend
her to anyone looking for a skilled and reliable trainer or to buy or
sell a horse.
My ride with Dusty & Brenda was one word - "AWESOME"!
Hey Brenda, the horse
you sold us is the best. I rode her today for the first time and she didn't
even act up one bit! Tomorrow I will be riding her more so she get's used
to the place a little bit more. She is doing great! I am just so happy
that I got her. She knows me already because I go and get her and she
comes right too me! I just also wanna thank you for selling us the saddle.
It fits her and me good. It looks brand new. Oh well, E-mail me back if
you have time, I would be happy to hear from ya!
Oh, that's ok, we
already found one so I have been riding with her already. We bought it
yesterday. Today I rode her in the feild and she was great. She is much
better then when she was in the arena. I can already tell and I just rode
her once! I can take out and put in the bit very easily, she is the best!
Just a quick note
to thank you for the wonderful service you provide.
Are you looking for
a horse? Some riding lessons? Maybe your horse is the one who needs the
lessons? Well then, I would suggest you go see Brenda Gauthier at Richland
Brenda recommended that I try Major. He is a big (16.1 HH) sorrel overo Paint with the calm steady willing to please attitude I was looking for. I tried him out in a number of situations and was totally convinced that he was the horse for me. It worked out great! Bandit is with the perfect person and I have got the perfect horse.
We will be taking our horses home in two weeks and putting them in our new corral but we will continue to take lessons at Richland with Brenda. We are already talking about the possibility of boarding every winter. To end my long story I would like to thank Brenda for all her help and time. No matter what time of day, any day of the week, she has been there to answer my questions. She has made it possible for my husband and I to become full fledged horse people without the snootiness that seems to accompany many other professionals in the industry.