Originally Posted by Kymbadina
He was my riding instructor when I was 10. I found out after his passing he was world renowned. I know there's an exhibit in the American saddlebrrd museum in Mexico Missouri.. its been on my todo list to go. Was just wondering if anyone knew him and what they're story was with him.
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I knew Marion. I worked @ his stables from 1993-1995ish. Everyday from 7-2...cleaning stalls, getting horses ready for training and lessons etc.
He and I were the only two there...ever. We can all only hope to be doing that much when we are in our 70's right? At that point he had two mares that he was training for show.. a mare and gelding he gave lessons on in the afternoon, a broodmare and a pair of matched paint geldings he was working with to pull carriages. He was amazing! A perfectionist...I remember he ALWAYS kept a bucket outside to collect rain water to use to brush the horses manes/tails because it didn't have the chlorine in it and made them softer
It was a time in my life I remember fondly.