"Our horse Sparkle was having some issues with being very show smart and she never was a horse that showed collection in the show pen. Since Brian has worked with her and given us ideas on how to acheive this she is really starting to change, and it is a very noticible change. We know it is not an overnight process, but with the direction from Brian we are achieving more collection in the show pen. We needed to also know how to correctly school a horse in the show pen and he gave us direction on how to achieve it for future success. To tell you the truth, we did not think it could ever be done, but Brian has helped her and we are very happy!"

Ron & Denise


"My experience with Gruenig Performance Horses has been nothing but the best, we always receive warm hospitality and service. The animals are happy, fit and look far better than when they started. There is never a doubt in my mind whether they get ridden or cared for in any other manner than excellent.

Each horse is brought along in a manner in which they are comfortable with, no added pressure of meeting a deadline for a futurity or show, they are each given their own individual program and have their own individual needs met with outstanding results.
The one on one training experience has been more than helpful in the improvement of riding and allowing us to further our horsemanship skills.

I never have to lose a nights sleep over the care and training of my animals. Excellent care and service."

Kathryn K.
Gilroy, CA


"I have been riding my whole life and have worked with many different trainers. My experience with Gruenig Performance Horses over the last 6 or 7 years has been excellent. They are friendly, honest, and they actually care.

I originally bought a horse from them and liked the way the horse was trained, so I started taking lessons from Brian, who is very caring. Brian taught me how to rein and he also taught my son how to ride. My entire family likes Gruenig Performance Horses...we are very happy with them.

Friendly, honest, and very caring."

Kristin B.
Tracy, CA


"Brian and Melanie do a great job, both caring for your horse, and training. I think the costs are very fair, and you definitely get your moneys worth. I could tell my horse was ridden very regularly. I brought an unbroke 2 year old for Brian to start. She progressed very quickly, but wasn't pushed too hard, or treated roughly in any way. I like the facility also, plenty of room to work a young horse.

Great experience, couldn't ask for more. Highly recommend."

Karmen H.
Turlock, CA

"I have had Brian's help with several different horses over the years. He has a talent for putting a solid foundation on young horses. He is also able to go back to the basics with finished horses that need improvement. He has a way of training the horse all the while keeping them happy and trying to please!

A Great Experience....For horse and rider."

Andrea D.
Redding, CA


"Brian did a great job with my horses. I would definitely send another horse to him in the future. Horses came back very well broke."

Katy B.
Holister, CA


"Brian is one of the hardest working trainers I have ever met. I sent a young horse to him and it was obvious that he was ridden regularly, well cared for, and handled a lot. His progress in 60 days was amazing. Brian was always available for updates on his progress.

You will not be dissapointed."

Damon D.
Chico, CA


More testimonials on our Clinics page.