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1865 Hi Mountain Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel 805-474-6937  Email:geminimindy1@aol.com

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I have had my beautiful 4 year old mare, Honey, now for 3 months. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to actually put my words down on paper to let Mindy know how much I love this horse. She is a treasure. I recently had to relocate my horse of 10 years and felt it was the last horse for me. I told myself so many stories. “I’m older now, don’t really need a horse again?” “How would I ever replace my gelding that I had from a...

I’ve come across a ton of trainers in my horse life....none can compare to Mindy.  She speaks and understands horses!  I purchased a mare from her and the horse continues to amaze me.  Mindy has high standards and expectations from her horses and it shows!  

If you are looking for the one horse in your life to be a FOREVER partner, call Mindy.  She will match a horse to your strengths and weaknesses, and you’ll n...

LiMei is still glowing and enthusiastic about Sparrow. It’s heart warming to see. (I never really understood how good it would be for our relationship as well… now — that’s just thrilling!)

- Holly Hudson-Louis

Hi this is Li Mei!,


Sparrow is doing great! I rode her today and yesterday after-school.  My mom likes riding her too  On Wednesday, we took Sparrow on a trail ride in the forest. I rode on a bareback pad and my mom lead...

Let me tell you about Mindy Smith. 

Mindy is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of horses: breeding, training, and riding but what is so extraordinary is her dedication to her clients and her stated goal of finding a horse that is a perfect match.  After riding my hot and unpredictable Arabian mare for 9 years I was a bit shell shocked and ready for a calmer and saner horse.  A friend told me about Mindy and we set off...

Mindy Smith saved my Rocky Experience.  I wanted to try a gaited horse after a life time of riding Arabians.  I picked the Rocky breed because of their brains and way of going.  My husband bought me a 12 year old Rocky mare who was broke, but was being sold as a broodmare since she was spooky.  We felt I would have no problem working with her since I had been riding/training my Arabs for 40 years.  Well ….. It was a learning e...

Hi Mindy!

I’m so sorry, I’ve been meaning to email you, it’s just been an insanely busy week since we got back, and then to top it off, I go up to the ranch EVERY day because I can’t be without my sweet little girl.  Plus I take her out and groom her, have saddled/bridled her just so she doesn’t forget.  Haven’t actually ridden her yet  But I wanted her to get comfortable in her new surroundings first…

Uhhhh, no,...

She Rocks!!!

Mindy Smith has changed my life. I started out riding 30 years ago as a student of Dressage, and moved on the Competitive Trail and multi day mountain riding/camping with horses. I had been riding gaited horses before I met Mindy, but I really got to know her, and her training methods when she started a 4 year old Rocky I had bought.He is a very sensitive gelding who does not like pressure and he has been so intere...

My husband and I moved to the Central Coast of California three years ago from
Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He had retired several years earlier and I was just leaving the workforce.

He had horses 30 years ago and I had ridden horses as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa in my very early twenties.  I bought two horses there and would ride out across the desert alone and with friends.  I never had any formal training.  Thinking bac...

Mindy -

Thanks so very much for bringing T’s Terrible Tommy (Tanner) my way – I thought I would never find the perfect horse but I did and I owe it all to you.  I was convinced I had unreasonable expectations in my mind – color, puppy dog temperament, easy, and the ability to ride lots of miles on the trail and compete in trail trials.  I came home with a wonderful new gelding in mid-March and then came home with a 4th place in...

After four years of dreaming and two years of searching, Mindy found me the perfect horse. Mindy and I met four years ago at WCRMHC all breed weekend. I remember taking a lesson from her at that time on a rocky. At that time, I already owned a Tennessee Walker, he kept me busy enough. As he has aged and I wanted a younger horse to do competitive trail and possible endurance with, I began to look at other breeds. After looking...

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