|Some time back we used
Christy Gieseke (pr. geese-icky) for collection and shipping, and
wanted to do something to say "thanks", as we feel a little indebted -
she often went above and beyond any basic obligation that she had undertaken.
So, for what it may be worth, we have set up this page - she is quite skilled
in training horses and their owners to collect, and will handle the entire
thing for those that do not wish to do it themselves.
We met her on the recommendation of Gary Deter
(DVM) who was not eager to add our collection and shipping to his already
busy roster. His opinion "counts" - he has performed well for us since
1964, and has played in the majors, the semen that produced most of the
foals Doc Bar ever sired passed through his hands. (Maybe I should phrase
that a little differently.) He is mentioned in Gala Nettles book on Doc
Bar, and in the "Legends" series, volume three, and is not the sort to
offer casual praise. So, it meant something when he told us that she (Christy)
could probably do better by us than he could.
Also, we got favorable feedback, including one mare owner who said that his vet told him that it was the best shipment that he had received that year. We conclude that she does it right.
(maybe I should mention that she only checks that occasionally)