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  • Pasadena area barns/trainers?

    I'm thinking of going out to Pasadena area for the fall, and am looking for a place I can ride, maybe even work, I've taken the last 3 years off to work full time, and I can't take my horse-less life anymore!

    I was a good junior A circuit rider, h/j/eq, had a great trainer (s) where I was able to ride a lot of really high quality sales horses, and would like to find somewhere where I might have that great an opportunity again - not showing so much, but riding a lot of good quality horses and a great trainer that's flexible, as I'm dirt poor I'm sloppy and out of shape, but still capable, I think!

    Anything in the area anyone can recommend? I always showed/worked in the south of Cali, never the LA area, so I don't know anyone. Anywhere I should start?

    Thank you!

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    Flintridge is very nice.
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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      www.middleranch.com

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      • #4
        Is Mary Gatti still active? She was running a mid level barn with good opportunities for working for years at Rainbow Canyon up San Gabriel Canyon. There is also a big facility at Puente Hills, about 35 minutes south of Pasadena with independent trainers, alot of barns around Griffith Park including the LAEC-also an easy (for LA) drive from you in Pasadena.

        Flintridge is wonderful but...back when I was out there it was private requiring membership thru a country club and quite exclusive. If it is more public now, it's still pricey and it may be more difficult to arrange horses to ride or a possible job. Don't know where OP is coming from but she may be in for some sticker shock.
        When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

        The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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          http://www.sanpascualstables.net/
          www.tiernanmckay.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            I think that a lot of our barns are kind of "come with a horse or plan on leasing one" kind of places. It almost sounds like you are looking for an assistant trainer position....in which case maybe check out Elvenstar out in Moorpark (a little drive from Pasadena!) because they have a big lesson program and might have more need for someone that can catch ride or exercise horses. Also check on

            I absolutely love my barn but it is definitely a solid month to month financial commitment!

            Look at craigslist and socalequine.com as well for postings that look interesting to you.

            Good luck!
            "Look, I'm trying not to test the durability of the arena with my face!" (Because only GM can do that.)

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              Last edited by TheHorseProblem; Feb. 22, 2012, 01:00 AM. Reason: too old
              2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

              A helmet saved my life.

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                #8
                Thank you for all the replies, but now a change of plans!

                Only going out for 2 wks for now, so is there somewhere I could take a couple of lessons on good quality horses with a nice trainer, where i won't feel too terribly depressed by how long it's been? Anyone accept drop in lessons like that?

                Thank you all, I appreciate it, my days are going to be pretty free while I'm there, and I'd love to just ride a bit if possible!

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                • #9
                  Just call some of the public places mentioned, most of them will have something you can take a couple of lessons on...even if they don't have regular school horses.

                  And it's nice to hear Mousie is still around.
                  When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                  The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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                  • #10
                    Just come down to San Pascual early in the morning and look for Mousie. She is usually there at 7:00. She teaches in the big front ring.
                    2012 goal: learn to ride like a Barn Rat

                    A helmet saved my life.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheHorseProblem View Post
                      Just come down to San Pascual early in the morning and look for Mousie. She is usually there at 7:00. She teaches in the big front ring.
                      Hey, OP, do you know who Mousie Williams is?

                      It's an eye opener and a real opportunity. Fact, that's where I would go. She's had a good reputation for...oh...40 years or so. She can teach you to THINK on a horse.
                      When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                      The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by findeight View Post
                        Hey, OP, do you know who Mousie Williams is?

                        It's an eye opener and a real opportunity. Fact, that's where I would go. She's had a good reputation for...oh...40 years or so. She can teach you to THINK on a horse.
                        Oh, yeah! She's the best.

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                        • Original Poster

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                          Thanks all, and no, i'm afraid I don't know who she is - heard the name before, that's all!

                          Do you think she'd do a couple of drop in lessons for someone just visiting w/out a horse? I'll get in touch and find out i guess, thanks very much, sounds like just what i'm looking for.

                          For the record, I used to ride with Jessie Lang and Bob McDonald - both of whom maintained that i need to think LESS when i ride, it's my downfall!

                          Cheers!

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                            Gils Girl;
                            Last edited by skallywag; Dec. 8, 2010, 02:27 PM. Reason: old post not relevent

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                              Originally posted by skallywag View Post
                              Gils Girl;
                              There is a great jumper trainer that welcomes anyone at any time. He has lesson horses available that are really good.. His lessons are very fun and very informative..
                              His name is Brian Flanagan, he is located in Woodland Hills, CA which is right at Hwy 101 and Valley Circle Blvd , just west of Burbank/Pasadena.

                              Do give him a call and tell his friend, Sheila sent you..

                              His web site:
                              http://cloverfieldfarm.ning.com/
                              a great jumper trainer?

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                              • #16
                                Jenni Martin-McAlister is out of LA Equestrian Center. She and her husband are both amazing as are their staff. Steve has a tendency to look at you and know what's going on inside YOUR head and shake it out. Depending on their show schedule would depend on their availabilty but I think Cecely is at home a lot.

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                                  I took from Jenni years ago when she was a junior. She was so amazing. We lived really close to each other and I was lucky enough to see her with Apple Annie. Simply amazing. And if you saw where we lived no one would ever think an international rider would come from that area.

                                  Steve is a hard trainer. He made me a total emotional mess the first day of his clinic but took the time to talk to me about it afterwards. He's the first trainer who came at me from my brain instead of my horses since my mind was what screwed us up!

                                  I always feel so proud to show off Jenni's YouTubes to my Texas friends and say "I know her!" LOL!!!

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                                  • #18
                                    You are right Skallywag, everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, the OP was looking for HUNTER JUMPER trainers near Pasadena. You recommended someone who does not specialize in that who is 40 minutes away. There are COUNTLESS wonderful h/j trainers (including mine!!) in the near vicinity of Pasadena.
                                    Last edited by Bearhunter; Aug. 20, 2009, 03:23 PM.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by zahena View Post
                                      I took from Jenni years ago when she was a junior. She was so amazing. We lived really close to each other and I was lucky enough to see her with Apple Annie. Simply amazing. And if you saw where we lived no one would ever think an international rider would come from that area.

                                      Steve is a hard trainer. He made me a total emotional mess the first day of his clinic but took the time to talk to me about it afterwards. He's the first trainer who came at me from my brain instead of my horses since my mind was what screwed us up!

                                      I always feel so proud to show off Jenni's YouTubes to my Texas friends and say "I know her!" LOL!!!

                                      Jenni and I are from the same hometown area, as you very well may be too... Although she hasn't lived here in many, many years...

                                      I live in Apple Valley, she lived in Hesperia!! What a small world..

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                                      • #20
                                        I was the rider from Barstow!!!! I used to ride Shark. Do you remember Shark at all? She put me on him a few times and I thought I was gonna have a panick attack over some of those jumps. I think I got some of my methods from her because she knew I was scared and she just ignored it because she knew I could handle it. LOL!!!

                                        Who did you use to ride? I had a 3/4 arab (but I don't think I lessoned on him much), an appy and my moms grulla mare. She's pretty easy to remember for her color. She hated jumping and I BEGGED my mom to let me stop jumping her. I know we had to cross paths. Jenni had a very small group back then it seemed. I think people were too intimidated to hang around her. It wasn't like she showed at MRVHA! (which I did)

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