Karen Chaton

I'm Karen Chaton, and I have been using Stable Mix products for a decade now on my two endurance horses, Granite Chief+/ and Pro Bono D "Bo". I was thrilled ten years ago to learn about Stable Mix products and have had some amazing ride seasons completing thousands of miles on each horse, everything from single day 50's to multidays and 100's. The Sport Horse formula is Chief and Bo's favorite feed. 

These horses are aging extremely well turning 21 and 24 this year but you would never know their ages by looking at them, or by watching them go down the trail. We are extremely honored to be part of the Stable Mix Team!  

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Dennis Reis

Hi, I'm Dennis Reis. My life is devoted to the practice of horsemanship because the nature of the horse is what rings true to me, both inside and outside the arena. Over the years I have developed principles which are based on age-old horse handling methods. For over 28 years I have been teaching these methods and principles. The goal of my workshops is that you leave with a better understanding of how to communicate with your horse.

I have worked with and learned from some of the greatest horsemen and women of our time. I have also had the opportunity to teach riders from all disciplines and worked with horses of all breeds. Over the years I have learned several truths about horses. One is that a horse never lies. The horse will be exactly as good as his human. When he has a choice, the horse will always make his own decision. And that decision will always be a reflection of you, the human. The nature of the horse is universal, no matter what discipline he is trained for or what breed he is.

My Universal Horsemanship workshops are taught in an environment where the horse is allowed to express himself. Students learn about the horse's true nature through exercises that encourage the horse to make his own decisions without restraint or force. I also teach skills that enable students to act as herd leader to their horses. Because my students work with the horse's nature instead of trying to control it, they have willing, happy, safe horses.

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Charlie "Too Tall" West

Charlie "Too Tall" West has been a professional barrelman for 25 years. In fact, he is the smallest barrelman in the world, measuring in at 4'6" tall. He got in the barrel at 18years old on a dare, and the barrel was so large he had to put a mattress inside to take up the extra room! Charlie survived that weekend of getting rammed by bulls and actually thought it was fun!

Charlie's mother was a rodeo secretary, so Charlie grew up around rodeos and fairs. As a kid, Charlie was in 4H and raised pigs. In high school he ream roped and rode bulls, but after getting slam-dunked off too many bulls, Charlie said to heck with ridin gand decided to try his hand at being a barrelman. Charlie has a miniature horse named Molly, and his two Jack Russell terriers Mickey and Sport. Mickey does a dig fish act, Sport does a dog catcher act and Charlie does a Little Elvis act as well! In addition to rodeos, Charlie visits hospitals and rest homes.

Charlie has worked in numerous PBR events and works at the NFR rolling out the red carpet every night. Charlie has a SAG Card and has worked in numerous commercials, City Slickers and Deadwood.

In his spare time, Charlie raises miniature horses in Loomis with his wife Mitch. Charlie's favorite thing is beating his friends at golf. He rodeos nearly 12 months a year, and most of his jobs are in California, but he has worked rodeos in Hawaii, Alaska and Canada. What Charlie loves most about rodeos is seeing the smiles on peoples faces, the applause from the crowd and all of the interesting people he meets.

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