Gary Brophy - Student Testimonial November 2022
"Let me begin by saying I'm from Texas, where I still have a working cattle ranch. I've had or been around horses a significant part of my total life. I've trained all these horses exactly the same way.
So, that said, when I relocated to Georgia, I wanted to get another horse just for here. Sight unseen, I bought Dutton, a 16.2 hand, almost 1400#, red roan quarter horse gelding.
And like I've always done with other horses, I saddled him up and, of course, he threw me the first day. No big deal. It's happened a hundred times.
But the barn manager "suggested" I might reach out to Karen and get her help! Reluctantly I did!!
It has been the most amazing and rewarding adventure I've ever had with a horse. I've never done any type of groundwork.
Her "system" is centered around connecting with the horse and forming a relationship and partnership (as opposed to yelling at them and making them do something!!).
After just a couple months, I have a horse that even knows when my hip (replaced 6 months ago) hurts and adjusts himself under me as we've just started riding. He feels me start to favor the good side and either stops slowly or slows down.
I don't have a good description of her technique. I know when I pull up to the barn Dutton sees me and comes trotting. It's different but the results have been unbelievable. I highly recommend."
- Gary Brophy
Gary and Dutton are perfect partners!
I am enjoying watching them learn about each other and both learn the art of compromise!!