Stephanie and Mark are always working hard to build SMG Performance Horses reputation on producing sound, good minded horses, and running their business on integrity and honesty for the horses and owners that come to them.
Just a little bit about us -
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. He was also a licensed race trainer for a few years prior to heading to the Rolling A Ranch. Mark worked the starting gates at the race track, galloped and broke colts. He is a handy handy man !
Stephanie started training client horses in 2005 after 3 yrs of working for other trainers and ranches. Stephanie started on cutters and went to rope horses, endurance horses, race horses, 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, salvaging rescue horses, PMU mares and foals, and of course her LOVE for well bred horses is always there as well. Stephanie loves 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 including breeding to Guys Pocket Coin, and Chickspecialmongoose
SMG has been well known for producing horses that are user friendly, for clients for a variety of disciplines. Their goals are always to train horses that are usable for other people, nurturing the bond between horse and rider and helping them reach the owners goals as big or small as those are.
Today, Mark and Stephanie are both still starting colts, Mark takes the ones who are headed to be race horses, Stephanie starts hers with a reining foundation & all breeds with the patients and no one is rushed or left behind in the training barn. Each horse is treated as an individual and trained as such.
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.