The name “Miroir du Cheval”, loosely translated, means “Mirror of the Horse”.
Here at MC Equestrian we strive to offer professional, fun, educated instruction and training to both the horse and rider. Our approach to training/teaching is that the horse is a direct reflection of the rider’s own biomechanics.
The definition of biomechanics is: "The study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms."
If the rider is crooked and off balance, then the horse will be as well. It is our goal for the riders to learn and understand how their own body has a direct affect on the horse in the way it moves and performs. Understanding this makes you a better rider, competitor, and companion to your horse. No matter your riding discipline or style, biomechanics has something for everyone.
Biomechanics may be a key part of the training, but at the heart of our passion is using horses as a ministry to bring honor and glory to God. Like the horse reflects the rider, we choose to live our lives in reflection of Him.
Marilyn is a USDF Bronze Medalist and a Certified Instructor with the following organizations:
CHA - Certified Horsemanship Association – Master Instructor & Clinician
PATH – Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship – Standard Instructor
"Like the horse reflects the rider, I choose to live my life in reflection of Christ."
I strongly believe I have been called to serve the Lord within the realm of horse ministry, using the horse to demonstrate godly principles and character qualities to people of all ages.
The Lord has given me a love for horses and a desire to be a light to those in the “horse world.” I have served as a volunteer Instructor/Trainer with a large variety of horse programs including therapeutic. I have been involved in a local 4H Horse Club and an equine Dressage Drill Team. I am currently an active member of local Dressage Societies and a CHA Clinician, Master Instructor and former Oklahoma's State Representative. I am also a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Certified Instructor. In the summer of 2015, I earned my USDF Bronze Medal, and I have goals to soon earn my Silver. Currently I run my own business named Miroir du Cheral Equestrian LLC (MC Equestrian for short), teaching and training both Western and English to all ages. After getting married in July 2017, the business moved from the Tulsa area to South OKC, then after a few years to Mineral Wells Texas. Now MC Equestrian is located in the Purcell OK area where I am accepting new clients for both training and lessons.
I regularly go to events so I can continue my education because I believe that bettering myself means my students and peers also benefit.
I am grateful for the opportunities the Lord has provided for me to share with others as He is teaching me to trust Him.
Here at MC-Equestrian
We take advantage of every request and opportunity to pray, praise, and worship the Lord with our clients. We incorporate our evangelistic ministry into our lessons and training when it is accepted and encouraged by the client. We do this to honor and glorify God. The Lord has blessed this ministry with a unique calling to a special mission field, we hope to be a light to those in the "Horse World."
(Primary Training Facility)
4Him Ranch is owned and operated by a Christian couple who love the Lord and horses. Marilyn travels to 4Him Ranch for both teaching and training full time / on the regular. Clinics and workshops hosted on location regularly!
Facility Amenities Include:
Private location little to no noise! (Calm and peaceful atmosphere)
Covered 100x150 foot arena (regularly worked footing)
Wind block/screens for winter months (Helps keep rain and snow out too)
Gravel driveway with plenty of room for trailer parking and turning around!
7 stall barn 6 of which have runs attached (boarding slots are NOT available)
6+ ac of pasture/turn out/hacking
Bathroom on sight ("Porter Potty" **cleaned weekly**)
Chairs available for viewing
Gathering area with table and chairs (great for social events).
Training slots and lessons are available!
(Lesson horses or boarding slots are NOT available at this time).
Marilyn's Lesson and Personal Horses
Lesson Horse Coming soon!
Currently in search of a lesson horse.
Ahrea Von G
The name 'Ahrea' means "Feathery Bird of Beauty"
Ahrea is a young Arabian Friesian cross that Marilyn bred herself. She is an 'up and coming' dressage star and Marilyn hopes to have a bright future with her. Her two older 1/2 siblings are competing at he highest levels in dressage and also at World competitions. She has one full bother who just sold to a "show home" in TX. Ahrea is the 1st foal and only daughter of OM EL Pashahn (sire). She is the 3rd foal and 2nd daughter of Cinke Van Stal Nuve (dam).
NFR's Double The Drama
NFR's Double the Drama, or "Desi" for short, is a registered paint mini that was broke to cart during the summer of 2011. Since then, she has been used for lead line lessons and practicing grooming for the very little ones. Desi loves kids and is super friendly.
Pictured below are some past and present horses in training, activities or barns where Marilyn is currently teaching and/or training. As well as highlighted memories/moments for Marilyn.