About Our Business
I was foaled in 1972 & was raised around horses, in fact it has been said that I was born in a barn!!
(I'm not sure that was supposed to be a compliment though!) Some of my show experience
includes NRHA shows, including The Quarter Horse Congress (Freestyle Reining is always a
favorite!), Paint and Pinto breed shows, including the Pinto Nationals in Tulsa, OK. In 1997, I
coached Nick Tatonetti riding Nicki Breeze Bar, broke & trained here at KC's "tReining" Center, to
the #1 in the nation in All-Around Youth 13 & under with the Pinto Horse Association. This duo
earned numerous ROM's & awards and also claimed the National Champion title in Youth Reining
that year. Ken & I were married in 1998. Ken works at the family business, Ernie & Sons, where they
install, re-finish & repair hardwood floors.
We are members of American Quarter Horse Association, National Reining Horse Association, Pinto
Horse Association of America, National Foundation Quarter Horse Association, Central Ohio Reining
Horse Association, Western Pennsylvania Reining Horse Association, American Haflinger Registry,
Appaloosa Horse Club, International Buckskin Horse Association, American Buckskin Regisrty
Association, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association, Tri-County Trail
I have been riding for all of my 40+ years, and I started training professionally by the age of 15. My
dad was a blacksmith so we always seemed to find difficult horses. He never spent more than $300
on any horse, so I spent all my time getting the most out of lower end common horses. All of our
horses had to adapt: they learned to drive: we used a horse-drawn manure spreader to clean barn
and also hired out to give hayrides. All of our horses, including stallions, were used for pony rides &
city folk to trail rides; they were ridden around traffic & in parades & they stood tied for hours. I
noticed that the more that we did with them and the more we expected (and demanded) of them,
the better they became. I have used these same concepts in my training program ever since, with
great results. I’m not here to sell you a video or any merchandise, I just want to introduce myself to
you and show you what I have done with common horses over the years.
KC's "tReining" Center opened its doors in 1991 desiring to be your complete horse service facility.
We really appreciate the fine art of riding & training reining horses, superb equine athletes who
showcase the endless possibilities of what we can accomplish with our equine partners. To achieve
this, we focus on extensive cross-training to make our horses truly versatile & well broke. We
believe that every horse in the barn should be the best one! See the 'My Philosophy' page FMI. We
offer horse training, boarding, leasing & sales. Also available are riding lessons for all ages,
beginner through advanced. We encourage those wishing to visit to make an appointment to tour
our facility and meet our horses. I can be reached by telephone at (440) 636-5177 or via email at
email@example.com. Feel free to contact me, I would love to visit with you about your
horse & personal goals.
Thanks for taking the time to read this,
|WE STRIVE TO EXPOSE AND FAMILIARIZE OUR HORSES TO
MANY TYPES OF OBSTACLES, THIS FORMS THE BASIS FOR A
CONFIDENT, WILLING EQUINE PARTNER:
|Life-Flight Helicopter Landing & Departing
|Shorty & Dunit during a
|Casey & Ken
Continental Divide in the background
|Tina & Sable, Percheron mares, earning their keep
|KC's Quotable Quote:
"Experience can't be bought or taught."
|Tarps & white bags are the beginning of the
|ABOVE: Doreen Danner on Dunit cutting out her cow!
BELOW: Rise LeBlanc on Bear pushing cattle.
|Gunner & Winner strolling down Nauvoo Rd.
|60' x 160' indoor arena
crushed limestone footing
- 37 -10' x 10' box stalls
- 6 - tie stalls
- 60' x 160' indoor arena with elevated heated viewing lounge
- 10' x 20' indoor wash rack
- 24' x 50' open loafing shed attached to indoor arena
- 16' x 30' three sided loafing shed, detached
- Individual tack lockers
- 2 - 6' high round pens, 50' & 45'
- Patience poles
- Plenty of trails
|Bayo Diva Alessia, KC & Talents Poco Cowboy
36" mini who keeps all the horses in line.
|Ken, Cowboy, Casey, Gunner
Bob & Halle