I had been searching for the perfect horse to fit me
for a few years and then I met Ken Krebsbach. Ken took the
time to let me try a few horses and watched me ride. When I
got on "Squeek" a 4 year old sorrel gelding, he knew right
away that it was a perfect fit. I was a little nervous but
trusted Ken's judgment. From day 1 Squeek and I have
clicked, it is now 5 years later and I have made over
$60,000 on this horse along with saddles and buckles. Ken
always keeps in touch to ensure things are still working out
which I find very nice of him. I would recommend to anyone
looking for a horse to check out Krebsbach Performance
Horses, you won't be disappointed by Ken's knowledge. I
would definitely buy another horse from Ken. Plus the K
brand looks awesome on a horse.
Thank you Krebsbach Family,
Squeek and Tammy
Millarville, Alberta, Canada
If you are looking for a tune up for your horse or ready
to take a young one to the next step, I would greatly
We have known him for years and are always
amazed at how well his horses are trained. He takes
wonderful care of them when they are at his facilty. We just
had two of our horses there for training and cannot wait to
send another one to him.
Dave & Amy Peterson
"I bought my penning and sorting horse from Ken two
years ago, and it was the best decision I could have made.
Ken took the time to make sure that Tomcat worked for me
both on and off the cows, and let me take the time I needed
to make sure I was comfortable with the horse. I always felt
like he was honest and straightforward in our dealings. It
was the support after the sale that impressed me the most,
though. He made the time to help me with questions that I
had and helped me with my riding - all over the phone!
Tomcat and I have done very well together in our
competitions and he has made me step up my riding ability -
I love this horse! I was very pleased and would have no
problem purchasing another horse from Ken in the future."
I have been a client of Ken and Annette Krebsbach for
twelve years. When I decided it was time to step up to a
better penning-sorting horse I gave Ken a list of my
priorities. The older I get the choosier I get. He matched
me with Gunna Be Smart ( aka Gunner ). I love this horse! He
is a great athlete with a wonderful mind and disposition.
Over the winter Ken rode our three year old gelding Chic. He
brought out the best in this young horse. I was very happy
but not surprised. I have a lot of respect for Ken’s
abilities. I am confident he will put in the time you are
I went to Kenny to achieve a goal of learning how to
ride and be a successful competitor. My first horse that I
bought from Krebsbach Performance Horses helped me get
started and allowed me to move up to a horse with more speed
and quickness. Kenny assisted me in finding just the right
one. All in the first year of owning my second horse, I was
able to qualify for the AQHA World Show and placed 4th in
the open team penning!
The first horse I bought from Krebsbach Performance
Horses was a very nice 4-year old gelding. We qualified and
placed 4th in the open team penning at the AQHA World Show.
About 2 years ago, Kenny connected me with a 4-year old mare
that not only was a beauty but she had all the moves. She
was a lot of horse but with Kenny’s encouragement I realized
she was just the horse for me. I got her qualified for the
Select World Show within 2 months of owning her and placed
in the top ten in both team penning and sorting that first
year. We qualified again the next year and also placed in
the top ten. Kenny has a knack for putting the right person
and horse together and has the eye for a good horse.
Ken has the ability to explain things in a way that
is easy to understand and apply. I appreciate all the tips I
have picked up from him over the many years I have been
penning and sorting!
We still love the sweet mare I
bought from Ken in the spring of 2013. She is fun to sort on
and we were successful in the sorting pen from day one. We
couldn't have found a better horse to add to the family for
our girls to ride and be around also.
My wife & I were getting started in team penning &
sorting & realized that being well mounted would help us
climb the learning curve quicker. We were very fortunate to
be put in contact with Ken. We met at the Denver Stock Show
where he was riding Little Bad Cat in the sorting. A cow got
loose & was running through the warm up area. Cat was tied
to the side rail & the cow ran under him. He barely woke up.
Pretty impressive because in the arena he is really fired
up. He has a nice mind & is really good to look at, has a
lot of cow. He has helped us vastly improve our penning &
Ken was a pleasure to work with both with the
purchase & clinics he gave in Helena. The whole deal has
been a great experience. Highly recommended.
Eric and I came to the penning and sorting game much
later than most. I had grown up riding racehorses in England
and Eric had abandoned all hope of horsemanship aged 13!
Eric's interest in getting on a horse was piqued when he
watched a sorting locally.
Ken found the perfect first
horse for Eric, who he could grow with and Kick has taken
him all the way to AQHA Worlds several times.
and Fleur have come along too and been everything and more
than Ken originally described. The fun we have with these
horses is immense.
The thing you may not know is
when you buy a Krebsbach horse Ken will support whenever he
can, he will ride with you and he will coach you because he
wants to see you and his horse succeed. You become part of
the extended family at Krebsbach Performance Horses.
Thank you Ken and Annette for your enthusiasm and
Emma Campbell & Eric Thorlacius
When I purchased my first Krebsbach Performance horse I
had only been sorting for a few months. Ken took the time to
learn who I was as a rider and match the right horse to my
abilities instead of just selling me a horse. By being
paired with the perfect horse I was able to achieve many
1st, 2nd and 3rd place wins in my first year of sorting and
penning, well beyond what I ever expected. Ken went beyond
selling me a horse; he also helped me find the right saddle,
bit, supplements and I continue to take lessons. I couldn't
be happier with my horse. I would recommend Krebsbach
Performance Horses to anyone without hesitation. I purchased
my first Krebsbach horse in 2013 and will continue to buy
them for years to come because I know Ken will always find
the right horse for me regardless of what level I am at.
"Looking for a really talented horse trainer or
finding a good sound horse can be a very challenging task!
My wife and I have taken many lessons from Kenny and
purchased several horses from him over the past 12 years.
Every horse was always exactly as he represented it,
reasonably priced and the quality one would expect from a
knowledgeable and reputable horseman! Kenny enjoys sharing
his skills, being a teacher (fun to work with) and has an
outstanding ability to help develop your own fundamental
riding skills regardless of the discipline, (Sorting,
Penning, Barrel Racing, Trail Riding, etc.). In the event
you are looking for a horse as well, he takes a great deal
of pride in fitting you with the right horse for your skill
level and you can always trust his judgment and
“I would like to thank Ken again for finding my Chula
Dual mare that I am currently showing. I have spent many
years in search of my dream cow horse and, thanks to Ken,
now I have her! Ken has really developed a keen eye and is
very talented at finding horses that will work best for the
sports of team penning and ranch sorting.”
Prior Lake, MN
“I am so grateful for my cow pony, Peeps, that our
family purchased from Krebsbach Performance Horses. My 6
year old daughter is learning how to ride a cow horse on
her! Peeps can cut a cow like the best of them, come out of
the show pen, drop her head and carry toddlers around until
her next go. She is the most trustworthy horse our family
Jen Crooks, Prior Lake, MN
"Kenny taught me just about everything I know about
penning and sorting. In addition to being one of best
penners and sorters in the world, Ken is also a great
trainer, teacher, and coach. He is such an accomplished
horseman and rider, that he can help me with every aspect of
the sport. Ken has the ability to see the big picture. I can
count on Kenny to match me with the right horse, and teach
me how to get along with it. He has taught me that no matter
what happens, it's all about having fun. Kenny is patient
and generous with his time. He explains all the nuances of
the sport and really cares that the experience is positive.
As a student of Kenny, I have been able to ride as a
teammate of his at open level shows, which has given me
sharper skills and confidence in my ability. The payoff for
me, over time, is improving, so I can be a successful
amateur. Kenny has helped me fit in, meeting so many
wonderful people who have become good friends. Thank you,
Kenny, it's been so much fun!"
"When Ken moved to Webster, Doug and I had just
decided to give team penning a try. With so much to learn,
what great timing! With Ken's horsemanship skills, ability
to compete and most important - the ability to communicate
with people, we were presented with a great opportunity to
learn a new sport. Ken has a keen eye for the special horses
we need for this sport and works to match the right horse to
the rider. He is able to share his knowledge of horses,
cattle and competition in a manner that can be understood
There is no doubt that Ken is responsible to the
growth of the sport in Minnesota. He has paired many horses
and riders and worked with them to make them a formidable
team wherever they go, whatever level they wish to compete.
We said, "Someday, we want to be competing at the
shows that Ken does". With Ken's help we have achieved that
goal. He encouraged us to keep challenging ourselves as that
is the only way to better our skills."
Doug & Cheryl Osterman
"Thank You, Danke, Dekuji, Gracias, Merci, Ta...How many
ways can I say it! Will be forever grateful to you for
finding the incredible double bred Doc Quixote gelding,
"Okie Dutch", my Rock Star! Your constant kindness/patience
in teaching both us beginners how to properly chase cattle
was, simply, phenomenal. You even made it FUN! Without you,
oh my, don't want to think about what a mess we'd have ended
up. :) Someday, when I get a new horse, we'll do it again!!
Gotta keep the good things going... "
New Prague, MN