"I moved to California from Michigan in the fall of 2017. When I started looking for a place to move to, I called John and to my surprise, he answered the phone and immediately engaged in a helpful conversation. I was not sent to voicemail because I had an unfamiliar number. From my first conversation, I knew that John was a true horseman with deep experience, knowledge, and patience. I have a very talented, but sometimes difficult OTTB and John has helped me bring him along, never losing patience, never being upset when Doc was 'having a moment'. I appreciate this tremendously. Five years ago, I decided to change from riding hunters to eventing, this has brought certain baggage that John has deftly navigated in teaching me how to sit up, jump downhill, and attempt dressage. John and Anne pay careful attention to Doc's feeding, farrier work, and veterinary work, no detail is left undone. I am very happy with Doc's care and development, as well as my own development."
"Tayside Sport Horse is a wonderful place for me and my horses. John provides very good coaching in a kind, caring and encouraging way. He really listens to your goals and helps you achieve them. Since I have been at Tayside, I have won numerous championships. Ann is excellent at horse care and knowledge of supplements to help your horse feel and perform its very best. Your horse always has clean waterers, and fluffy bedding. If you want to show, the barn attends a lot of shows. If you do not want to show, that is totally okay also. John is excellent at finding you a horse that works for you and your budget. John helped me find some great horses, Chicago, Miss Q, and Ferris. Kelly, who helps John, is the best there is, for loving your horse and as a groom. It is always a very positive experience going to the barn and riding! I am always happy afterwards."
"My husband and I were fortunate enough to join team Tayside two years ago when I moved to California. What a joy it has been! John brings such experience and expertise to each lesson that we have with him. He pushes us to improve and grow as equestrians, whilst maintaining a friendly, comfortable, and safe environment in which we can thrive. John has also helped us find our perfect equine partners to train and show with. The whole Tayside Team works hard to keep our horses, and every horse in the barn, in peak mental and physical condition. We are so thankful to rest assured that our horses are getting the best care possible. Tayside has become family to me, my husband, and our horses."