Testimonials

Staceys knowledge & patience

Rated 5 out of 5
August 18, 2023

Stacey gives lessons to myself and my 4yo daughter and I couldn’t recommend her any more highly! Stacey’s knowledge and patience, tied together with her background in teaching makes her a standout riding instructor.

She has also started a pony under saddle for our children and has built a solid foundation for the makings of a willing and tolerant child’s pony.

Joining Stacey’s Patreon group not only provides access to further knowledge through the extensive video library she has created but also provides support and opportunity for connections and friendships with other like minded horse lovers!

Thank you Stacey!

Esha

Well worth the penny

Rated 5 out of 5
August 18, 2023

I have purchased two horses over the years from Anroc Quater Horses. Firstly Alice for my daughter who has just been an amazing mare. Secondly Jac (by Cabernet Jac Out of Blondies double score.) Stacey and Michael have been so supportive with my daughter and myself and just bend over backwards to make our horsey experience the absolute best it can be. These horses are not only the most beautiful to look at but have the best temperament of any stud I have seen so far. These horses are eager to learn and seem to really bond with their people better than I have ever witnessed. Well worth ever penny getting one of these beauties if you are lucky enough to snap one up. Thank you to Stacey and Michael at Anroc for everything you do. ❤️

Shani and Tanika.

Confidence & care

Rated 5 out of 5
August 17, 2023

Stacey done such a wonderful job I have been out of the saddle for so many years and she gave me the tools i needed to be able to handle any situation which gave me confidence, Stacey has attended most of our outings for support encouragement. Also, my daughter’s pony was constantly bucking her off now quiet as a lamb from the very first lesson with Stacey, 2 years ago the pony has not bucked or pig rooted once since Stacey identified all the problems and had my daughter start from the ground up she is now confidently riding independently.

Bec

A wonderful confidence building experience

Rated 5 out of 5
August 17, 2023

I had my two buckskin geldings backed and trained at Anroc Quarter Horses.

My daughter and I stayed in beautiful accommodation as we made our self familiar and worked with Stacey and Mick before taking them home. A wonderful confidence building experience with training that has stuck.

I recommend this business to anyone in the horse industry pursuing any discipline.

Mick P.

Careful & Professional

Rated 5 out of 5
August 17, 2023

Well what can I say, but a huge thank you so much to Michael and Stacey. My horse Zack has just spent 5 weeks under the careful and professional guidance of Michael. My horse Zack went to Anroc Quarter Horses as a frightened and nervous horse and has been transformed into a confident and happy boy. Michael worked with him in a kind and gentle manner showing him life can be a wonderful place to be. I can not recommended Michael and Stacey enough. Thank you both so much 👍 Love your honey as well

Amanda

Fun, thoughtful, and welcoming

Rated 5 out of 5
August 17, 2023

Always helpful, never judgemental, and such an easygoing environment/group of people to learn with.

Hannah

Response from ANROC FARMS

Thankyou Hannah, its was great to put a face to a name at our fun days. Looking forward to spending more time with you come spring/summer time.

Supportive and Knowledgeable

Rated 5 out of 5
October 4, 2022

I wanted to get back into horses and didn’t know where to start, I stumbled across Anroc farms, when looking into horses as they breed them. Then I found out they do lessons!!!!

I joined up to Stacey’s Patreon group and found some more like minded people, like me also getting back into riding and wanting to learn more about how to get back into it and horse language. This group and page, gave me insight about training not only my horse but myself, with support.

Stacey is literally the most supportive person around and super knowledgeable. I constantly pick her brains daily, haha! Stacey and Mick are warm and welcoming, basically have adopted them as my family.

If you need help with any training, support by being provided lots of information about horse language and bonding, then this is for you. You will learn an abundance of knowledge while making friends. Xx

Nicole Pilbeam

Response from ANROC FARMS

Hi Nicole, Thankyou for your lovely review. Yes while we are predominantly a Quarter Horse Stud, I’m glad you found my Patreon group. Always happy to share my experiences and support others on the journey.

Great results, and a pleasure to watch and learn!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 10, 2022

Not only has Michael achieved such a significant positive change in my mare’s attitude and rideability; it was also so instructive to watch him work calmly and consistently with her. And: I was able to have lessons with him, so that I now know how to take the mare forward based on the foundation he laid. Thoroughly recommended!

Eva

Response from ANROC FARMS

Thankyou Eva. We appreciate you entrusting us with your mare. We hope you both create some great memories together going forward.

Farm stay and riding lesson

Rated 5 out of 5
March 28, 2022

We were very privileged to spend a spend a lovely night in the Garden Cottage. Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning views over the dam and always a pleasure to be greeted by Stacey and Michael. Both of them a wealth of knowledge that I am so grateful to have access to. I always walk away with something new to apply with our own horse. Stacey took my daughter for a lesson on her beloved ‘Baby’, what an absolute treat !!! Breaking down information and delivering it in a clear, fun and engaging format. We can’t wait for more. We will be back soon 🙂

Brooke

Response from ANROC FARMS

Thankyou for the kind review Brooke & Frankie, we enjoyed your company and love that you will be taking one of our babies home soon.

ANROC Babies

Rated 5 out of 5
March 17, 2022

I can not begin to recommend buying an Anroc baby! I purchased season before last & my now 1.5 yo is just amazing before I got him home Stacey did amazing foal handling & float lessons inc with him he is absolutely beautifully quiet for his age and so willing to give anything a go ! I would recommend more than anything buying a Anroc foal just from the excellent handling they get from day 1, not to mention the breeding and beautiful colours etc.

Elise

Response from ANROC FARMS

Thankyou so much Elise, you are doing a fantastic job with your boy x

Recommend to anyone

Rated 5 out of 5
December 8, 2021

Have used Stacey twice now and have been extremely happy. have a third hopefully going after Christmas. She is so patient and consistent with her training methods. Would reccomend her to anyone

Kate

Response from ANROC FARMS

Thankyou Kate, we love happy clients and horses. Thanks for trusting us with your loved ones.

My Sole mate Horse

Rated 5 out of 5
November 18, 2021

I brought my beautiful bindi recently from Stacey and Mick. I have definitely found my sole horse. She has the most beautiful nature and looks to me for guidance, she is taking everything in her stride. I can’t praise ANROC horses enough. Nothing is a bother for Stacey and Mick I love watching their interactions with the horses they do an amazing job, so calm and natural.

Rosemary Fraser

Response from ANROC FARMS

Oh Bindi & Rosemary, our heart melts when we see you two together. its so sweet.

Highly Recommend

Rated 5 out of 5
July 3, 2021

I would highly recommend Michael, he worked wonders with my horse:)

Melissa

Great Horsemanship

Rated 5 out of 5
July 3, 2021

I highly recommend Anroc for purchase or training purposes. Great, caring horsemanship.

Daryl

Being a Part of the Process

Rated 5 out of 5
July 3, 2021

I’d like to thank you for the time you have spent over the last 6 weeks in breaking my horse ezzie in. Thank you also for allowing me to be part of the breaking process it was the best experience watching, learning and taking part in ezzie’s education. I have gained great experience from you and am very confident in mine and ezzie’s future.

Rosemary

The Whisperer

Rated 5 out of 5
July 3, 2021

Absolutely fantastic, we had our Arab broken in by the man we would call the whisperer of all horse men, rosemary and I would like to thank mick for all his good work and countless hrs you put in mate thank you very much

Chris

Horses and Honey : LOVE

Rated 5 out of 5
July 3, 2021

Well what can I say, but a huge thank you so much to Michael and Stacey. My horse Zack has just spent 5 weeks under the careful and professional guidance of Michael. My horse Zack went to Anroc Quarter Horses as a frightened and nervous horse and has been transformed into a confident and happy boy. Michael worked with him in a kind and gentle manner showing him life can be a wonderful place to be. I can not recommended Michael and Stacey enough. Thank you both so much 👍 Love your honey as well ❤️

Amanda

Expert & Kind Started horses

Rated 5 out of 5
July 3, 2021

As someone getting back into riding after some years off, I needed the right horse. Stacey’s time, patience and knowledge was second to none. We had to be sure, despite falling for Bikkie on our first meeting, so did not make a quick decision, something Stacey was very understanding of and allowed multiple visits and even more questions. Bikkie is amazing. My thoroughbred mad PC daughter loves her and finally understands why I adore the breed and I couldn’t wish for a sweeter, kinder, more honest horse. Anroc Quarter Horses are great, their horses have beautiful temperaments and are obviously given an expert and kind start.

Tamara

This is only a fraction of my positive experience that i am able to put to words

Rated 5 out of 5
December 13, 2020

It has been the most amazing experience to purchase our boy Jake .

the temperament of their horses, amazing up brining they have had shines through.

They want to bond and connect with you and be loved on.

Very level headed horses and foals that view the world as a happy place with a very trainable nature.

Stacey did all she can even though she didn’t have to to make sure jake was able to comfortably come and settle to our family like he has been here all along.

there were a few tears shed by us both on Saturday .

Stacey has included me as part of the process, helped and supported me in my weak areas. she is one of the kindest, supportive, helpful people i have met, and look forward to the ongoing support i know i will have through Jake’s life and journey.

The first time i met jake, I just knew he was the one for me.

This is only a fraction of my positive experience that i am able to put to words

I cannot recommend ANROC QH’s enough, and if i need another horse in the future or training. i would not hesitate to come back. i could not have crossed paths with a nicer person.

Rebecca Wilson

Lovely people , lovely horses.

Rated 5 out of 5
August 16, 2020

I first met Stacey at a western day some years back, then last year went to visit to see their horses, I was there the day or so after a foal was born and was quite taken with him. I had seen him a couple time in between and thought I would enquire about buying him to become part of my family. He is a well adjusted young horse and been given a nice start to life with a kind and gentle foundation. Michael and Stacey are passionate about their horses, their other animals ,their property and produce. So Yogi (formally Bryce) has come to live with me. He has a gentle nature and has settled in his new surroundings well and I am grateful for the good start ANROC have given him in life.

Diane Johnston

Our Buying experience with Stacey

Rated 5 out of 5
August 16, 2020

Stacey was so lovely to deal with. She really listened to what we were looking for and matched our personalities and experience with a most wonderful horse. Stacey took the time over a few days to make sure my daughter was comfortable with the horse and that Stacey knew they were a perfect match. Thank you Stacey for giving us the opportunity to buy Alice and making it a wonderful experience for Nika. I would highly recommend Stacey with her knowledge of her fantastic horses and making sure they reach the perfect home.

Shani Reilly

Encouraging and Supporting

Rated 5 out of 5
June 11, 2020

I have come to realise that you know you are on to something when the people you entrust your animal’s training & welfare to, treat them like their own. Michael & Stacey are fully vested in bringing about gentle & positive outcomes for both horse & rider. Their knowledge & empathy shine through right from the start. They are also keen to encourage & support you to be part of that process. This allows you to achieve the best results towards an ultimately kind, well mannered & responsive horse. At Anroc, their philosophies are also backed up by their dedicated QH breeding program to produce gentle & engaging progeny. This all happens around beautiful facilities that are modern & well thought out in a lovely setting. It is always a pleasure to turn up their drive…

Lyn

Transformed my boy

Rated 5 out of 5
June 11, 2020

Well what can I say, but a huge thank you so much to Michael and Stacey. My horse Zack has just spent 5 weeks under the careful and professional guidance of Michael. My horse Zack went to Anroc Quarter Horses as a frightened and nervous horse and has been transformed into a confident and happy boy. Michael worked with him in a kind and gentle manner showing him life can be a wonderful place to be. I can not recommended Michael and Stacey enough. Thank you both so much 👍 Love your honey as well ❤️

Amanda

Never met such a committed and caring couple

Rated 5 out of 5
April 4, 2020

I have known Mick and Stacey for over two years now. I can honestly say that I have never met such a committed and caring couple who really do love what they do. I have had two of my horses educated and cared for by Mick and Stacey over the last couple of years. One a 14year old very forward QHX mare called Jewel and another is a green 4 year old gypsy cobXfell pony called Cobby who was recently broken to saddle by Mick. I could not be more thankful for the time they have both spent caring for and educating my horses who have turned out to be calm, gentle and willing to do what I ask. Jewel in particular (a dominant and smart mare) is a totally changed horse and now greets me with a whiny and asks for a cuddle! Mick has also taken the time to teach me how best to join/bond with them using liberty methods and in doing so gently developing their trust. My two are very different horses with very different needs and at different levels however both have responded beautifully to Mick’s methods and training. I have also been fortunate enough to be able to agist my horses at Anroc QHs.I have always felt welcome and that my horses are in safe hands. Both Stacey and Mick genuinely love their horses and this is evident as soon as you drive through the gates. Happy, healthy and strong horses are all inquisitively checking you out!

Alice Vujanovic, Exeter TAS

Positive, encouraging & professional

Rated 5 out of 5
April 4, 2020

Positive, encouraging & professional. That would describe my experience with Michael & Stacey Rocca following the recent re-training of my OTTB gelding.

At ANROC, they have a very supportive & nurturing philosophy in equine management & take a lot of pride in their purpose built facilities which are in a beautiful open setting. All feathered & furred folk seem to thrive in complete harmony there.

When I first made enquiries, Michael & Stacey were very responsive & helpful. They gave me an honest evaluation with a clear rundown to support my goals & recognised that my horse’s behavioural problems were just as much to do with me as with him. To that end, they actively encouraged participation in the process. They gave me valuable advice & helped me understand the steps so I could re-enforce them at home for a better & happier outcome with my horse.

It amazes me to say that the transformation was immediate & incredible.

Michael & Stacey’s manner & presence was very calm & patient. They looked for, & adapted to, the character of my horse to allay any fears & earn his respect. Within hours, my gelding was focused, submitting & happily taking direction. Nothing was rushed or overlooked & training was tailored to my horse’s needs & progress. My gelding is an ongoing project but his time at ANROC showed me his potential & he is by far a much more enjoyable animal to work with.

Lyn Dornauf, Moltema, TAS.

Purchased my first baby

Rated 5 out of 5
April 2, 2020

I first met Mick and Stacey from Anroc Quarter Horse s 3 years ago when i was looking for my next equine mate, after having no luck in finding one going under saddle i decided to look for a young one, and this is where our friendship started.

I instantly felt comfortable and very welcome and i was invited to visit as often as i liked to play with the well handled young ones whilst going through the process of deciding on my filly Asha. Anrocs facilities were perfect and safe for me a year later to have my first rides on Asha, mick and Stacey have continued to offer support and assistance throughout our journey. I would not hesitate to purchase a horse in the future

Leah Skirving

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *