Stephanie and Mark are always working hard to build SMG Performance Horses reputation on producing sound, good minded horses, running their business on integrity, as well as honesty for the horses and owners that come to them.
Life experience and spending everyday training for 15 yrs together they have a pretty good system for almost all horses. And matching horses to owners is a priority always.
If you like honesty and experience, then this is where you want your horse!
SMG has been well known for producing horses that are user friendly, for clients for a variety of disciplines.
1D Barrel racing, gaming for youth, OHSET, Upper level Eventing horses with leading eventers, Pony Horses at the race track, Family trail horses to back country pack horses who can really do the job.
Their goals are always to train horses that are usable for other people, not just them. Quiet minded, or if they aren't quiet minded by nature, then instilling respect enough to keep them safe and user friendly for the experienced riders that suit the horse. Nurturing the bond and a good balance of respect between horse and rider, helping them reach the owners goals as big or small.
The goal has always been to create a brand, a business built on happy customers and to have a large amount of knowledge and experience to offer each horse, owner and lesson student.
SMG performance Horses also believes strongly with the " NO HOOF, NO HORSE " saying and feet are important !! They are foundation of your ride.
Mark Garcia keeps the horses in training (when needed) and owned by SMG with healthy happy feet. Mark is accepting new clients in the Redmond, Terrebonne, Prineville and North East End of Bend. Haul in's always welcome as well.
To schedule an appointment with Mark Garcia for Farrier Services please call Stephanie 805-952-5455
Stephanie started training client horses in 2002, in 2005 she went out on her own. Stephanie started on cutters under other trainers, and went to rope horses with a NW champion, endurance horses with the Nance's, race horses / ponying, and then to California, were she owned the premier Girl Scout residential horse camp from 2008-2011. Stephanie spent years retraining and selling Off the Track horses for barrel racing and eventing, salvaging rescue horses, PMU mares and foals, and of course her LOVE for well bred horses is always there as well. Nov 2011, The family decided to come home and start a life in Central Oregon, were its a great place to raise kids. Stephanie continues her love for the diamonds in the rough and has much success in remaking unwanted or undesirable horses into great family horses, barrel horses and rope horses. Today she is specializing in the newer lines of Barrel Horses and following her childhood dream of barrel racing for a living.
Mark Garcia worked on the Rolling A Ranch from 2005- 2012, Stephanie & Mark built a solid business outside of Paso Robles/Atascadero in a small town called Creston, California. Prior to that Mark has a background in shoeing on the race tracks, assistant training for leading Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred trainers in the Northwest. He was also a licensed race trainer & farrier, for a few years prior to heading to the Rolling A Ranch. Mark worked the starting gates at the race track (one of the most dangerous jobs) as well galloped and broke colts for many leading trainers. He is a handy handy man around the ranch, can fix and built just about anything. In 2017 Mark is opening his shoeing book to accept new clients.