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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Oh no, RIP Gary Kunsman

    We've lost another great horseman in New Jersey. RIP Gary.

    GingerCookie, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences go out to you and your family.

    Here is his obituary:
    http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-d...e_trainer.html
    My CANTER cutie Chip and IHSA shows!
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    Very sorry to hear this.



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    My heart goes out to his friends, clients and especially his family. Sad loss.



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    Aww he was very kind to me and directed me to a pony that he said he was sad to have passed on. I tried him and bought him based on the referral.
    I am sorry for those he left behind, condolences.



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    AJ (Ginger Cookie) - I am so very sorry for your loss. Your father was a fine, caring person. I remember you with the pinto pony (Ah Choo IIRC) - he was so very proud of you - and her too! I miss my father to this day - but he is always in my heart. You will go through some tough times, but one day I promise you will know he is at your side. Forever. Gary - hugs to you and a safe passing.
    "Horsemanship is not merely a matter of bodily skills, but is based on scholarship and, therefore, is a matter of the mind and intellect." Charles de Kunffy

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    RIP, condolences to his family and friends,



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    Omg, AJ I am so, so sad to hear this.

    I loved riding a course with your dad's gentle voice guiding the way.

    I still hear it in TX.



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    Thank you. This is a very diffucult time, but heaven is a brighter place today because he is there.
    Four Seasons Farm
    Four Seasons Horse Sales
    www.fourseasonshorsesales.com



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    i am sooooo sorry to hear the news AJ.
    when i was having difficulty with my horse that your father had ridden alot, he came up to me and said that i was doing great and keep on trying! he didnt have to tell me that, but it made me feel so much better!
    your fathers presence at the horse shows will really be missed! its so sad we are losing all the old time horse trainers that everyone always counted on as a person who you could go train with.
    rest in peace gary!



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    very sorry AJ to hear of your father's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.



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    Very sad news and a great loss, my sincere condolences to his family.



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    Condolences AJ.
    I rode at your father's horse shows at the original Four Seasons Farm and after that, too. He was always so much fun and nice to be around. My old trainer, Ned Marshall, was there to greet him at the Bridge. May they have many laughs and good rides together from now on. Another sad loss
    Adriane
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    Very sad to hear...so sorry for your loss AJ.



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    There's coffee in that nebula.



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    Verry sorry for your loss please espress my codolences to all. He was a gem to work for and ride with. I will miss him.



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    It seems so many of my friends are starting new barns in Heaven. I bought several horses from Gary over the years going way back to the wild west days of Chicago and they were always what he said they were. I have also bought and sold several nice horses to Jay Matter and Jimmy Kohn.

    At Harrisburg 30 + yrs ago Gary and I were sitting close to the end gate with several others and Jimmy Kohn. Someones kid came out after having a good go who rode with George Morris. George was hopping and clapping loudly. Jimmy cupping his hands to his mouth hollered down at George....George that's a bit much don't you thank. George turned and looked around and saw it was Jimmy making the loud remark. He (George) looked up at Jimmy only the way George could and said " well Jimmy it worked for you in 19?? didn't it. Everyone roared and Jimmy for once couldn't say a word. Gary laughed so hard.

    Gary and Jay came from the hunter ring Jimmy the jumpers and all were wonderful horseman....we well miss all your knowledge humor and stories. Rest in peace my friends



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    So very sorry to hear this - my condolences.



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    AJ- I'm so sorry for your loss. Your father has always gone out of his way to say good morning to me and how much he like my horses every time I saw him at a horse show..... I will miss him laughing and shaking his head at me when I did something stupid.. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!



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    Gosh I am sorry to hear this. Gary was my trainer in 1977/78, just before I had to quit riding. I enjoyed my time under his instruction. Rest in peace. My prayers go to your family, Gary.



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    I have seen Mr. Kunsman around the shows in this area for the past 27 years. He seemed to be a gentleman and an excellent horseman, and he always had a kind word for everyone.

    RIP Mr. Kunsman
    Proud Member of Team Barbaro!!!!!



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