Gerald Alexander grew up in Jonesboro, Louisiana, and graduated from Louisiana Tech University. He began training and showing for all kinds of events, including halter, pleasure, roping, and reining.Alexander says that his reining background continues to influence his methods today. In the early 1980s, Alexander switched to training cutting horses, specializing in starting 2-year-olds on cattle. Although he points out that a horse’s success has much to do with who finished and showed it, the list of show pen stars that started in his barn is impressive.Among Alexander’s greatest prospects were NCHA Futurity Champions Dainty Playgirl and San Tule Freckles, Reserve Futurity Champions Mr Beamon and Peptocandy, Derby Champion Sue, and Reserve Derby Champion Blue Duck Okie.During the past eight years, 15 horses that started with him have advanced to the Open Futurity finals, including five that made it in 2001.Alexander trains out of Silverado on the Brazos in Weatherford, Texas. He and his wife, Kaye, moved to Weatherford in 2005. Alexander noted that Kaye’s knowledge of training, along with her critical eye, has helped him succeed and played an important role in modifying his program. “She helped me figure this out,” he said. “She can see a world of stuff that you can’t feel. She could probably train one better than me. I’m real fortunate to have her.”
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