Just thought I would drop a line to let you know that A Major Charmer, or "Gunner" is STILL my horse and the love of my life. He will be with me until his very end. He is 14 this year and I got him from you as a yearling! Thanks and hope all is well with you!
Just wanted to let you know that my two mares in foal to Keeping It Good are
doing great and getting HUGE. lol I have never seen either of them this big,
this early. We are very excited. Your service for shipping semen this year was
excellent and I thank you for that. Thanks so much,
I'm SO excited to tell you that COUNT EVERY KNIGHT IS IN FOAL!!!!!! to Iron
Age. What a blessing! I am soo happy! I do appreciate you going above and
beyond trying to make things right. I will always recommend Gumz...great
people, great horses. I will keep you posted. Talk soon.
Many, many thanks for accommodating my mare, Diamond Rhea. Whatever a mare
could throw at us, this one did this year! This is my first experience
with AI, previously the mare was live covered, and Dr. S said I experienced a
lot the first time out! I am grateful for the superior customer service
provided by your farm. I know Larks Oneforthemoney is a great choice for
our mare, and we will be future customers, no doubt. Thanks again, have a great
weekend, Lisa Adrian
I just wanted to drop a line and thank you for your excellent service. My
mare, Pretty N Chocolate, is successfully bred on one shipment. I am very much
looking forward to this cross!! Again, thanks for all of your hard work and
~ Lisa Reichard
Good Day Amy,
Just reporting in for your interest on the No Doubt I'm Lazy semen. We
have used two breeding doses on Winderadeen All Glory and have a pregnancy on
the second go round. She has tested 14 and 25 days in foal thus far.
Ill keep you up to date with the breedings as we progress.
Certain Potential has a postive in Winderadeen Havalilfaith 30 days and we
have a postive at 15 days from Raisin My Investment.
The Certain Potential Winderadeen Cee Me Smoke filly is outstanding and we
love her to bits, she is grulla, looks black at the moment but we can see the
brown showing through. I will have her color coded and let you know the
Iron Age X Winderadeen Cee Me Smoke is a lovely colt. He looks more a
western pleasure horse than a hunter though, ill let you know on him and send
updated pics of both these Smokey foals at weaning.
Hoped you like the updated pics that Mel Cruden took.
Have a great day Amy and thank you for allowing Australia to breed to such
pleased to know Webster arrived in Mt. Cory safe and sound to a barn full of
cycling mares. What a deal! We cleared one barn out, kicking the
mares out into the night, to give him some peace. He looks
terrific. We need to thank you a bundle for taking such excellent care of
him. If we ever get a stallion that good again, he will come down to
Morganfield for sure. Bob loved all the changes you've made down
We will try
to keep in touch and look for you at Congress. We wish you all the best
of everything with your dynamite facility. The quality of care could not
be exceeded, and we will put out the word wherever and whenever we can.
Thank you again a million times!
--Bob and Karen Minto Sept 24, 2009
Dear Amy & Heather –
It has been my great pleasure to deal with you. My horses came home sound
and obvious signs of the great care you provided for them. My sincere
wish is for your great success.
Betty Ann Vivian, Harry & Maude
Rolls Radicalle had her 30 day check today. She is in foal with a nice
normal pregnancy and heart beat. Thank you all for getting this mare in
foal this year.
~ Jane Cryderman
Thank you doesn't seem quite enough to say to you and your staff. I can not
wipe this grin off my face every time I think about Star and MaggieMay.
Thanks for making me soooooooooooooooooooooo happy. - Cheri
Everything is doing well with Sweet Talkin Spice, she has been
inseminated this morning, and Only In The Moonlite frozen semen quality is excellent
(first pregnancy check scheduled April 21). - Dre Laurence, Transbio,
You made my day. If anybody could get her in foal, I knew Gumz Farms could do
Thanks a million. - Steve Thompson
Congratulations and attaboy! to you, Kevin, and your entire staff for a
first class facility, website and other marketing venues. I can tell from
the photos and descriptions you have been relentless in your quest to leave no
stone unturned in creating a heaven on earth for horses....bless the broodmares
and babies! Let that brillitant OCD roar, girl! You're the best at
what you do. - Suzie Davis Quarter Horses
Amy, We just checked all of our broodmares today and wanted to let you
know that all of the mares that we sent to you (22) checked in foal
today! Congratulations on a great job. You exceeded my
expectations. - Daryl Rodrock
I am soooo excited to see the baby….I mean the grown mare!!!
Heather & Amy ~ I appreciate everything you’ve done as I felt so
comfortable with Cassie and the filly in your care!! No hesitation on my
part with your advice and how you’ve chosen to handle Cassie’s breeding this
year. I look forward to meeting you, Amy, at the forthcoming shows as I’m
actually showing our 3 year old in the Novice Amateur HUS and Kim will continue
to show the 3 year old stud as well. Take care and thank you for
Adria R. Smith
From PleasureHorse.com Forum:
Thank you Amy Gumz and all of the staff at Gumz Farm! The excellent
care of my mares is second to none. The staff is friendly, efficient and
very professional. I have had such a wonderful experience sending my
mares to Amy's farm...... I even reserved spaces for next year!!!!!
From PleasureHorse.com Forum:
I agree with you 100%! Amy and her staff have been an absolute delight
to work with this year. "Friendly, efficient, and very
professional", you nailed it. I spent a breeding day with them,
and everything ran so smoothly. I got to see everyone in action! We
flushed embryos, collected all of the stallions, sent off about 40 shipments,
bred the On Farm Mares, infused, ultrasounded, teased, Regumated and I'm sure
I'm forgetting to add to the list! All the while, customers were picking
up and dropping off mares and visitors were stopping by wanting to see the
stallions and tour the facility. The facility is amazing. Both the mare
barns are bright and well ventilated. The stalls in the dry mare barn are
12x12 and the stalls in the wet mare barn are 12x16. The stallion barn is
amazing. Many of the stalls have big windows so the boys can look out and
see what is going on. All the boys have tons of shavings in their
stalls. The alley way and breeding shed are all paved with the rubber
bricks for both comfort and safety. Their stallion groom, Christina, is
doing a fabulous job of keeping them looking like the stars that they
are! Their hair coats are just glowing and they are clipped and ready to
meet visitors and woo their lady friends with their good looks and charming
personalities! Every time I have pulled up, I have been greeted by
several of the staff members who tag my girls and get them situated into the
stalls. (BLESS Tabby's heart as I am the biggest CHICKEN when it comes to
driving, and after 24 hours am absolutely fried). On my last trip down
there, she stayed with me on the phone until she saw the my trailer
lights!LOL) The paddocks and pastures are pristine with beautiful white
Plans are now underway for a foaling barn to accommodate all of the mares next
spring! Definitely a first class act. I can't say enough
about the care Hot Diggity Joe and the mares and foals are
getting. They all look great. Not only that, but Amy is getting my
mares bred faster than I can haul them all back to ND! Which I think is a
GREAT problem to have.
;)Kerry Bradac www.hotdiggityjoe.com
Kudos to Amy and her staff on many jobs well done!!
From: PleasureHorse.com Forum:
,I have to add my positive feedback as well. From the first time I
e-mailed the farm back in December with an inquiry and heard back almost
immediately on a weekend (and from Amy herself), I was impressed. I have
just been more and more impressed through the breeding season. Heather is
so prompt with answering questions, providing the necessary forms, organizing
paperwork, sending signed copies of contracts back, really just
everything. And she is so pleasant. Everyone else is abundantly
helpful, meeting the trailer, etc. A professional operation all
around.The internet mare progress page is genius for keeping mare owners
informed, which is VERY important to me. I don't think some farms realize
how difficult it is for owners to send their mares away and then get no
information unless they personally phone the farm during business hours and
then end up feeling like they are a bother, all the while as the bills keep
coming. We just got two mares back last weekend. One in foal to
Joe. The other they managed and bred for us shipping from Vested
Assets. The mares look great, and the staff was obviously very caring and
patient with them. Not to mention that these mares belong to my parents
(I "manage" my parents when it comes to the horses), and they
decided they wanted to go pick them up themselves and see the farm. I was
worried sick and mentioned to Heather that I was sending my parents alone and
they might need some help. She sensed my concern and just told me not to
worry about a thing that the girls would take care of them. And they did
exactly that. Showed them Joe, gave them detailed instructions and
information, even demonstrated how to give one mare her regumate, and the
paperwork was in perfect order.
Health papers, records, invitations for foaling out, everything. I also like
that they include the vet billing with their invoices rather than a mare owner
having to keep track of invoices from the farm and the vet separately.In
addition to the mare progress page, I really like that they are very e-mail
accessible and use it as the business tool that it is. I work a lot of
long hours usually in front of the public, and it is usually not appropriate or
convenient for me to make or take calls about the horses during business
hours. (Can you imagine . . . "Excuse me Judge, I really have to
take this call, it may be about semen"???) A quick e-mail here
and there is so much easier for all involved. I can send one when
convenient, whether it be during a break from court or when I finally get home
at night, and they can respond when convenient. All in all, I am totally
impressed with the whole operation and the customer service in
particular. I am constantly aware of these things as I work for a boss
who is VERY customer service oriented and demands the highest levels of service
from his staff. I know that it is not easy to maintain those
levels. It takes
incredible hard work and dedication from everyone and is exhausting at
times.Gumz has totally impressed me. In fact, I e-mailed Heather earlier
in the week to tell her my thoughts.
From: PleasureHorse.com Forum:
Amy told me that she brought her staff down to KY from her IN farm.
She's had the same people for quite a few years, some of them over ten
years. I'm sure they work well together, no wonder it's so organized down
there. I can't imagine using a new staff on a new farm, in a new state
with a considerable rise in horses/clients to take care of. Kudos to
those who got the job done right.
From: PleasureHorse.com Forum:
I ditto you and COCO......Just picked up one mare bred to(OITM)and will go
back in June and pick up my other mare who is bred to
(HDJ). Amy and Heather have been so helpful and so NICE
with all my questions, etc. The mare I just
picked up foaled out with them ....Excellent care. Amy and
Heather have made this long distance breeding a good experience for us.
Cassie and baby arrived and are doing great!! They stopped in Pilot Point
and were brought over by themselves so they had about a two hour rest.
The filly is BIG but absolutely adorable!! You have done a wonderful job
as the filly followed mom right off the trailer, let me pet her, take her
temperature, etc.!! The shipper even bragged that the filly came from
Gumz Farms as he could tell by her disposition and how she handled the
trip. Thank you!!